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Digital Seminar

Art Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Pamela M. Hayes
59 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 30, 2015
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Digital Seminar
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Reduce OCD Symptoms with Art Therapy
Attendees of this one-hour webinar will gain an understanding of how Art Therapy can be used to significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. An explanation of how the brain, specifically the Basal Ganglia System, is affected and how to assess for problems will be clearly conveyed. Definitions of what Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is and is not—clarifying what is normal anxiety and when it becomes a disorder—and a quick look at what the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) says about the criteria of OCD will be provided. This webinar will guide attendees through an in-depth case study highlighting how the creative process of Art Therapy can access and decrease the anxiety causing OCD, providing a quicker and longer lasting treatment than verbal therapy.


Course Content


  • Assess your own anxiety level – what is normal?
  • Types of OCD
  • New DSM-5 definition of OCD


  • What happens in the brain to cause OCD
  • Explanation of the Basal Ganglia System
  • Basal Ganglia System problem checklist


  • Introduction to client and his OCD problems
  • Building trust in the therapeutic relationship
  • Understanding client’s level of anxiety
  • Creating a hierarchy of OCD behaviors
  • Creating a “Plan of Action”
  • Empowering the client
  • Overcoming OCD


Counselors - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 1 continuing education hour(s).


This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 1 clock hour(s). Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.

Marriage and Family Therapists - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104).  This program is offered for 1 continuing education hour(s).

Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 1 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 



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PAMELA M. HAYES, MFT, ATR-BC, is an artist and a registered and board certified Art Therapist. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hayes developed the art therapy program at the Rhode Island School of Design – Continuing Education. She is currently an adjunct professor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. For the past 20 years, Ms. Hayes has worked in numerous psychiatric settings with a variety of clients. Her clinical focus includes families, couples, adults, and children struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, eating disorders, and abuse.

Ms. Hayes has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York City and a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. She is the author of several books and DVDs on Art Therapy and produces a monthly video podcast, available free on iTunes and YouTube, titled "3 Minute Art Therapy."

For more information about Ms. Hayes, please visit her website at

Financial-Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne, LLC.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors, Educators



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 56


Tammy D - Auburn, Maine

"Pamela is a fabulous presenter!"

Heather W

"nice lecture"

Suzanne S

"This is the second program I have taken from Pamela Hayes. She is clear, concise, caring and easy to understand. Her presentation gives theoretical but mostly practical and useful treatment techniques. I enjoyed her very much and look forward to her presentation on grief and loss."

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