2022 Virtual OCD-UK Conference - Welcome to Hotel OCD-UK, flying the flag for recovery!

Professor Adam Radomsky
Professor Adam Radomsky

The science of belief change: Focus on beliefs about memory and beliefs about losing control

 Broadcast live on Friday 18th November 2022

Professor Adam Radomsky, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

Presentation subject

One of the most impressive things about cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is that it was designed to change and to be changed by advances in science. This presentation will highlight in two domains how reports and comments from individuals struggling with OCD, advances in theory, and laboratory experiments have helped to shape improvements in our understanding and ability to treat OCD, moving forward from older behavioural treatments to modern cognitive approaches focusing on two belief domains. Early research on memory deficits in OCD and reports of those with lived experience led to experiments which shaped our understanding of the role of memory (and of memory confidence) in OCD. These in turn led to detailed examinations of psychological mechanisms underlying memory-related beliefs, confidence, doubt and compulsive checking, which have now been shown to be helpful in treatment. Other belief domains will be highlighted as potentially fruitful, including novel and recent experimental work on beliefs about losing control, and of their potential to improve our understanding and treatment not only of OCD, but also of a wide range of other mental health problems.

Research Paper Referenced: Fear of Losing Control

About the speaker

Professor Adam Radomsky is Professor of Psychology at Concordia University, and also the OCD-UK overseas ambassador. He joined Concordia in 2001 after the completion of his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Radomsky is the Director of the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Laboratory, and a Core Member of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH). His research investigates cognitive, behavioural and emotional aspects of OCD and a number of other anxiety disorders, as well as ways to enhance the effectiveness and acceptability of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and related problems.

If you do find this presentation helpful, please consider making a small donation to help cover our platform costs.

Make a donation to OCD-UK  
We know that right now we are all living through difficult times financially, and it’s for that reason we have chosen to make our conference free access this year. Whilst the conference is free access, the charity does still have to pay Zoom and Vimeo license fees which power our online conference, so if you are in a position to make a donation of any amount, we would be incredibly grateful. It is only through donations, and the participation of our supporters fundraising activities that OCD-UK can survive, so we remain incredibly grateful for your consideration.

"Hi, I'm Olive and I'm here to help."

Olive is here to help
Read our Frequently Asked Questions or email our conference helpdesk conference@ocduk.org.
Contact Us
2022 Conference Hotel
Return to the conference lobby to access the main conference, breakout or family rooms.
Hotel Lobby

Speakers Books

mental contamination
The OCD-UK Diversity and Inclusion Charter

Irrespective of disability, gender, country of origin, race, religion or sexual orientation, everybody is welcomed and respected equally when using, attending and contributing to the OCD-UK online conference and support groups.

Data Policy
By registering for one of our conference presentations you do so accepting our data policy on the sharing of data between Zoom (our provider of meeting services) and OCD-UK. We take your supplied registration data (name and email address) from zoom and store securely. OCD-UK will store your data for up to 12 month but can be removed upon request prior to that. Your data will not be used by OCD-UK for any other marketing purposes other than sending information about the conference presentations you register for and inviting feedback about these presentations. Click here to view our full data and privacy policy.