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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Awareness Diploma Course

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This course offers a thorough insight into the symptoms, causes and treatments of the psychological disorder, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” and the effects that this has on a person. From initial diagnosis through to living with the disorder, the course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of this common mental health condition and the ways of facilitating living with OCD.

What You'll Learn from the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Awareness Diploma Course

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a very common, chronic and an enduring disorder in which a person has irrepressible and recurring thoughts or obsessions and behaviours that they feel compelled to repeat. From cleanliness and evenness, through to obsessive perfection and constant checking, the course defines OCD as a neurological brain disorder and delves into greater depth on how the brain activity is changed when OCD sets in.

From the concept of compulsions, the course details the various forms of compulsions, the development cycle of OCD and elaborates on how OCD develops into a vicious cycle of thought repressions and compulsions and how people with OCD get stuck in that cycle. The course goes into how OCD can be managed better and what we can do in day-to-day life to make the disorder more manageable.

A section is dedicated to the effects of OCD on children, as most occurrencesof the disease start from an early age, and how a child with OCD can be helped with the different types of cognitive and behavioural therapies to improve their condition.

The fact that the person suffering from OCD often knows that his or her behaviour is abnormal and hence tries to contain it makes it sometimes difficult to diagnose. This often creates anxiety within the sufferer since it does not feel natural to the person. The course suggests possible treatments using various techniques and the limitations of each of these as well as cognitive therapy to help effectively confront the thoughts rather than suppressing them.

Finally, the last module moves towards how you can help your family and the wider society with the insight you have gained in the topic. It provides ways to spread awareness about the disease along with prevention techniques and methods. It also gives general tips on how to handle friends and family suffering from OCD so as to keep them from harming themselves and others surrounding them, as well as offering helpful supporting groups and charities for sufferers.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The primary purpose of this course is to provide all the information you need with reference to understanding, dealing with, the diagnosis and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Understanding OCD

  • What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
  • Obsession
  • Compulsion
  • The OCD Cycle
  • Who is Affected by OCD?
  • OCD Spectrum Disorders
  • Summary

Module 2: Signs and Symptoms of OCD

  • Different Forms of OCD
  • General Signs and Symptoms

Module 3: Causes Behind OCD

  • Why are some people more prone to suffering from OCD than others?
  • General Causes of OCD
  • Summary

Module 4: Children and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • What is it like for children suffering from OCD?
  • Causes of OCD in children
  • How can you help a child suffering from OCD?
  • Summary

Module 5: Living with OCD

  • How does OCD affect an individual’s life?
  • Personal Life
  • Social Life
  • Professional Life
  • Personal Accounts
  • Summary

Module 6: Diagnosis

  • How is OCD Diagnosed?
  • Diagnosing OCD in a nutshell
  • Summary

Module 7: Treatment of OCD

  • Seeking Professional Help
  • Behavioural Therapy - Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Medication
  • Some Obstacles in Effective Treatment
  • Self Help - How can you help yourself?

Module 8: Helping Hands

  • How can you help a friend / family member suffering from OCD?
  • 1st Step
  • 2nd Step
  • 3rd Step
  • 4th Step
  • Refusal to treatment
  • Supporting Groups and Charities for the sufferers of OCD

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


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