Use of negative and positive Cognitions in OCD Patients


Karsten Böhm

Chair(s): Bjorn Aasen

Saturday 18 june 2016

16:30 - 17:00h at Yangtze 2

Categories: Obsessive compulsive disorder


OCDs are difficult to treat. Various studies have demonstrated that 15–40% of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) do not respond to classical treatments; they cannot be motivated to undergo treatment, drop out, or experience persisting difficulties in regulating their emotions. For EMDR-therapists, a usual question is how to use exactly the negative and positive cognitions in the EMDR-process? In this practical workshop, this question will be answered.

OCD-patients experienced EMDR as a useful and motivating method, if the correct cognitions are used. Furthermore, they feel encouraged to deal with their emotions in additional psychological treatments. Confrontation therapy markedly reduced OCD symptoms. The cognitions in EMDR are shown as an important part of EMDR in treating patients with OCD by using videos, live-demonstrations. Especially, the connection between obsessions and the used cognitions will be shown.

Learning objectives

  1. To know how to use Negative Cognitions in OCD patients
  2. To be able to develop correct and usful Positive Cognitions in OCD patients
  3. To understand more about the cognitive part of EMDR in OCD-patients

More information

  • Location(s)
  • plattegrond Yangtze 2