January 26, 2024

8:30 am - 3:30 pm CST - LIVE Webinar

6 CE Hours (3 Ethics \ 3 Diagnosing)

KDH Collective -"The Anatomy of OCD"

ACEP NO. 7323

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
 is a biological disorder characterized by obsessions followed by internal or external compulsions with the purpose of neutralizing distress.  The gold standard for treating OCD is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).  ERP is a behavioral approach consisting of exposing oneself to their anxiety while abstaining from engaging in their compulsive behaviors both internally and externally. This is done through the creation of an exposure hierarchy which in turn promotes inhibitory learningClients then build tolerance for their distress, and create new learning that counters or inhibits their OCD learning.  

This presentation will identify symptoms and types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and differential diagnosis to be aware of when diagnosing and treating.  By the end of the event participants will be able to describe and implement ERP with Inhibitory Learning Model themes to incorporate into the ERP process.  Participants will also learn Treatment Interfering Behaviors and  Building Motivation to further facilitate this process. Safety Issues when using ERP will also be addressed. This will provide a comprehensive approach to facilitate this therapeutic  process.


  • Participants will be able to define Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and identify types of OCD.
  • Participants will identify Differential Diagnosis
  • Participants will understand Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
  • Participants will understand the Inhibitory Learning Model ILM as it applies to ERP.
  • Participants will recognize safety issues when using ERP.
  • Participants will identify barriers to ERP and problem-solving techniques.


KD Holmes is a passionate and experienced therapist with 16 years at KDH Counseling specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

She uses evidence based behavioral approaches like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy , Radically Open DBT & Exposure and Response Prevention to help her clients achieve better outcomes through tangible coaching methods that build self esteem without neutralizing triggers. Furthermore she also offers trauma processing using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing , Image Transformation Therapy and Deep Brain Reorienting for long term solutions with maximum impact.

The wisdom of other practitioner's experience, collected data, and developed protocols provides the best outcomes for our clients and for the development of our profession.

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Thank you so much for this presentation Keisha! I really appreciate your work and your help in consultation. The intimacy of the workshop was really helpful, I felt comfortable asking questions and sharing my experience with ERP. The role play and case conceptualization part of the presentation was really effective - it just helped everything to gel and really to process challenges. I appreciate the resources too especially the community based resources for our clients. I have lots of takeaways from the pres that I can't wait to delve further into. Thanks so much!
Tara Charpentier, LCSW
This class was an excellent introduction to diagnosing and treating OCD. Highly recommended for all therapists (even if the intention is not to begin treating OCD), but to just to be able to more accurately diagnose their clients and differentiate other anxiety presentations from OCD. The presenter is also very engaging, and teaches the information in a very relatable and easy to understand way!
Marielle Babb, LPC
This training helped effectively diagnose and treat OCD. Keisha is an expert clinician in treating OCD with many years of experience that made the training that much more powerful. She’s down to earth, relatable, and has tons of experience treating OCD with ERP. The course was well formatted and enabled me to begin using ERP immediately. The option to have was group consultation after was was incredibly helpful. I highly recommend this course.
Erica Thibodeaux, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota