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Professor Christine Purdon
Professor Christine Purdon
Professor Christine Purdon
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The nature of Obsessions

 Saturday 19th November 2022
 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speakers
Professor Christine Purdon, University of Waterloo.

Presentation subject

What will be covered:

  • What are obsessions and how are they different from other types of thoughts
  • Form and content, with focus on repugnant obsessions
  • Normalcy of obsessional thoughts
  • Why this obsession not that?
  • What mental traps does the OCD set?
    • Thought-action fusion
    • Undermines trust in one’s judgement, character
    • Confuses anxiety with other forms of arousal
    • Reframes the meaning of past events and memories as indications the thought could be acted upon or otherwise come true
  • Disengaging from repugnant obsessions
About the speaker
Dr. Purdon is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo in Canada and is a Registered Psychologist. She has been studying and treating obsessions and compulsions for over two decades. Dr. Purdon has published 90+ research articles and book chapters on understanding and treating OCD. She and Dr. David A. Clark’s self-help book, Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts, addresses repugnant obsessions which has sold over 50,000 copies.

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