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OCD and Children: It’s a Family Affair

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Lynn Lyons, LICSW
2 Hours 02 Minutes
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Mar 25, 2017
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When obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) shows up in a child, it’s likely that other family members have it, too. OCD is the ultimate cult leader, demanding acceptance of a skewed view of reality and often ruling families for generations. This workshop demonstrates how to recognize OCD, the common pitfalls of treating OCD in kids, and active strategies to get families unstuck.



This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, author, and speaker with a special interest in interrupting the generational patterns of anxiety in families. Her skill-based approach to anxiety focuses on the need to teach families about HOW anxiety works and what families can do to pull members out of the powerful “anxiety cult” that demands obedience to its need for certainty and comfort. Lynn’s approach uses humor, playful connection, and a constant focus on DOING, an umbrella strategy she has taught to thousands of professionals and families.

Lynn is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and the companion book for kids Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She is the author of Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions and has two DVD programs for parents and children.

She maintains a private practice in Concord, New Hampshire where she sees families whenever she’s not on the road teaching.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lynn Lyons maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. She receives compensation as an international presenter. Lynn Lyons receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lynn Lyons has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  • Family Inclusive Treatments (FITs)
    • High Family Involvement in Treatment
    • Psycho-education
    • Tackling OCD in Families
  • OCD Facts & Medication
    • SSRIs
    • CBT and E/RP
  • OCD and Comorbidity
    • Tics & Tourette’s Syndrome
    • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Early Age Onset, Gender, Severity, Family Impact
    • Executive Function Overload
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and NVLD
  • Heart of OCD
    • “Doubt-Factory”
    • Two Big Demands
      • Content vs. Process
      • Doing the Disorder?
    • OCD Content Trap
    • Content & Process
    • Entanglement
    • Family Frontloading
  • Working with Families
    • Exercise for Families
    • Demote OCD and Anxiety
    • Understanding OCD’s Control
  • Treating OCD
    • Exposure and Response Prevention
    • Expect & Face Anxiety
    • Expect Worry and Talk to It
    • Externalizing OCD
    • Willing to be Uncomfortable on Purpose
    • E/RP Interventions and Homework
  • Handling OCD
    • Home, School
    • Changing reaction to OCD Thoughts


  1. Identify patterns of OCD to help improve treatment outcomes
  2. Articulate how to create interventions that focus on interrupting the process of OCD to help improve therapeutic outcomes
  3. Explore how to engage families in treatment using concrete explanations and homework assignments
  4. Explore how to communicate with parents and schools to help enhance consistent responses to a child’s OCD

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 399


Carole R

"Good presentation. I learned alot."

Eleanor B

"Another excellent presentation by Lynn Lyons. Her approach to this disorder is something that resonates with me."

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