Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

OCD Assessment and Treatment Workshop

** New Workshop Offering! **

Registration is required by June 4, 2018.

OCD Assessment and Treatment Workshop

Friday, June 8th, 9 am – 5 pm

Date: Friday, June 8th

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Cost:  $300 for attendance. This fee covers the cost of workshop and supporting materials

Workshop Location:

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

3535 Market Street
Suite 600N
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Workshop Description: Faculty from the Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety will provide instruction in DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for OCD, factors to consider when creating an OCD assessment battery, use of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory – Revised (OCI-R), and administration of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS). Participants will also rate a sample Y-BOCS and discuss the scoring rationale for the sample administration. Participants will also be introduced to Exposure and Response Prevention, an evidence-based treatment for OCD that is effective, flexible, and a best practice recommendation.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define obsessions and compulsions and compare differences between the two
  • Discuss differential diagnosis for OCD
  • Outline best practices for assessing OCD in adults
  • Utilize the OCI-R in a clinically meaningful way
  • Administer the Y-BOCS in a standardized way
  • Score and interpret OCI-R and Y-BOCS
  • Discuss the basics of EX/RP


Please find the registration form here.

Registration forms can be submitted:

Via postal mail to: Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D., CTSA, 3535 Market Street, Suite 600 North, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309

Via fax to: 215-746-3311, Attn: Sandy Capaldi

Via email as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to:


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