ECHO Ontario Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
When: Thursdays Weekly
Start: October 24, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Who: Primary Care Providers
Note: Registration for fall sessions (Foundations for Primary Care Providers) is now open. Registration for Winter 2020 sessions will open in a few months. Please be aware that our Winter sessions require basic working knowledge/practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
If you have any questions, please email ECHO_OntarioOCD@camh.ca.
CAMH and the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, are excited to announce the launch of ECHO Ontario Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). ECHO Ontario OCD aims to help primary and community care providers build capacity in the treatment of OCD. The project works to empower primary care providers to use evidence-based best practices to reduce the need for specialist visits, improving the quality of care for patients seeking treatment for OCD and related disorders in Ontario’s primary care settings.
- It’s free. ECHO is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
- It’s virtual. All you need is a computer and a web cam, or a smartphone.
- It’s fun. Connect with a growing community of primary and community care providers (including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and more) across the province and build a Community of Practice.
- Earn CME credits. ECHO has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits per session.
- It works for you – and our system. ECHO represents a significant opportunity to improve individual knowledge and skills and also reduce disparities in the quality of care for rural and underserved areas.
Foundations for Primary Care Providers (Oct. 24 – Nov. 28, 2019)
|1||1 hr||Clinical Presentations & Differential Diagnosis|
|2||1 hr||Diagnosis & Screening Tools|
|3||1 hr||Epidemiology & Life Course of OCD|
|4||1 hr||Pharmacotherapy & Fist Line Medications I|
|5||1 hr||Pharmacotherapy & First Line Medications II|
|6||1 hr||CBT & Other Treatments for OCD|
|Winter Break – Late December/Early January
**Please Note – Winter Sessions Require basic knowledge/practice of CBT.
Enhancing CBT Skills for OCD (Jan. 9 – Mar. 12, 2020)
|7||1.5 hr||CBT Principles I|
|8||2 hr||CBT Principles II|
|9||2 hr||CBT Principles III|
|10||2 hr||CBT Principles IV|
|11||2 hr||Working with the Family|
|12||2 hr||Enhancing Functionality for OCD|
|13||2 hr||Mindfulness & ACT I: Principles|
|14||1.5 hr||Mindfulness & ACT II: Experiential|
|15||1.5 hr||CBT for Hoarding & Body Dysmorphic Disorder|
|16||1.5 hr||Flex Session (Topic TBD)|
Note: ECHO Ontario OCD developed this curriculum based on the analysis of multiple needs assessments, conducted with provincial primary care providers. For further information on the development of this curriculum, please contact: ECHO_OntarioOCD@camh.ca
Each session consists of:
- Introductions and announcements
- A 15-20 minute presentation on a given topic (e.g., Introduction to OCD).
- Approximately 30-45 minutes of case-based learning, where healthcare providers (Spokes) present de-identified cases to the Community of Practice and receive recommendations from both the specialist Hub team and other community partner Spokes. All teach, all learn.
Spoke Sites / Community Partners
- Attend weekly sessions (one representative from your organization should attend at least 60% of the sessions held)
- Present 1-2 cases to the group during the cycle.
- Participate in evaluation activities (e.g., surveys, focus groups).
Please email Sarah, our Research Analyst, at ECHO_OntarioOCD@camh.ca
Frequently Asked Questions