Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


CAMH and the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, have partnered to bring you ECHO Ontario Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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.


Location: Zoom Videoconferencing


12:00PM to 1:15PM EST (Module 1)

12:00PM to 2:00PM EST (Module 2)

Length: 2 Modules

6 Sessions on OCD Fundamentals (Apr. 2024 – Jun. 2024)

10 Sessions on CBT for OCD (Sep. 2023 – Nov. 2023)

When: Thursday Afternoons (Weekly)

Target Audience: Healthcare Providers

To view curriculum content, please click on the toggle button below.

Below is a list of curriculum topics that are often featured this program.

  1. Clinical Presentations &  Diagnosis
  2. Diagnosis & Screening Tools
  3. Pharmacotherapy & First Line Medications
  4. Introduction to CBT for OCD
  5. Family Involvement in OCD
  6. Advanced Pharmacotherapy for OCD

Below is a list of curriculum topics that are often featured this program.

**Please be aware that Module 2 requires basic working knowledge/practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

  1. CBT Principles 1
  2. CBT Principles 2
  3. CBT Principles 3
  4. CBT Principles 4
  5. Role of the Occupational Therapist
  6. Mindfulness
  7. Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  8. CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Related Disorders
  9. Family Involvement in OCD
  10. Summary Review of CBT for OCD Skills


Registration for Spring 2024 is now open. Click on the link below to submit an application.
If you have questions, click on the button below to contact us.


Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements – 10 minutes

Didactic Presentation – 30 minutes

Group Demos and Breakout Room Exercises – 30 minutes (**Module 2 ONLY)

Case Discussion – 45 minutes

Addressing Outstanding Questions and Session Wrap-Up – 5 minutes


Attend 60% of program sessions

Present an anonymized case

Participate in group discussions

Provide feedback through evaluation activities



Our program sessions are run by an inter-professional Hub Team from multiple health organizations across Ontario. 

Please click on the toggle buttons below to see who will be facilitating these sessions.

These individuals make up our OCD Hub Team:

  1. Dr. Peggy Richter (Psychiatrist/ Program Lead/Co-chair)
  2. Dr. Judy Bayer (GP Psychotherapist)
  3.  Dr. Nik Grujich (Psychiatrist)
  4. Dr. Renato Ramos (Psychiatrist)
  5. Dr. Rahat Hossain (Psychiatry Resident)
  6. Rebecca Young (Psychologist)
  7. Robert Chalkley (Social Worker)
  8. Allie Surchin (Social Worker)
  9. Joanne Glowinsky (Social Worker)
  10. Lauren Wood (Social Worker)
  11. Ketrina Dilo (Social Worker)
  12. Sanjeev Sockalingam (Psychiatrist/Co-chair)