As part of a statewide training initiative to improve the quality and access to care for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, The Center for OCD and Related Disorders and The Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric are collaborating with the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS-OMH) to create educational materials on OCD.
Individuals with OCD are often undiagnosed and do not receive evidence-based care. A two-year workforce development program aims to address this challenge by developing an online training program focused on front-line providers in NYS OMH licensed/ state-operated programs serving children and adults.
Our goals are to:
- Raise awareness of the disorder
- Learn more about what providers need to meet the needs of individuals with OCD and their families
- Develop and test the effectiveness of online training resources for OCD treatment
- Provide support through an expert feedback service for complex cases