february, 2019

28feb5:30 pm7:00 pmSocial Transformation Lecture SeriesNew ways to understand obsessive compulsive disorders5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Flinders University Victoria Square (Seminar Room 1, Level 10)Audience:Alumni,Government departments & agencies,Industry partners,Staff,Students

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New ways to understand and treat obsessive-compulsive disorders

Join us for this free public lecture on effective and accessible treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders with Professor Michael Kyrios.


Thursday 28 February 2019
5:30pm for a 5:45pm start | a 1-hour lecture followed by refreshments
Level 10 Seminar Room 1 Flinders University at Victoria Square


The 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (APA, 2013) highlights the distinctiveness of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (OCSDs). While there are numerous OCSDs, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is probably the best-known example, although there is also growing public awareness of Hoarding Disorder (HD). These disorders are common, highly disabling and associated with high degrees of comorbidity, suicidality and health costs.

This talk will focus on OCD and HD, giving an overview of symptoms and ways of understanding them that have led to enhanced treatment options for affected individuals. In particular, the talk will focus on our team’s work with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

This is the second of the ‘Social Transformation’ lecture series run by Flinders’ College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. This series will profile lead researchers in these areas with a focus on social transformation for researchers, policymakers and the general public.

Professor Michael Kyrios is Vice President and Executive Dean at Flinders University in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. He has undertaken a range of academic, practice, professional & administrative roles, and holds various adjunct positions (ANU, Melbourne and Swinburne). As a clinical psychologist, with world-leading expertise in mental health disorders and wellbeing (e.g., OCD, hoarding, compulsive buying) and their psychological treatment (inclusive of digital interventions), he has received $21.6 million in grant funding during his career and has over 160 publications. He was President of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and has been awarded a range of prizes and fellowships to professional bodies.



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(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Flinders University Victoria Square (Seminar Room 1, Level 10)

182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia


College of Education, Psychology and Social WorkEPSWEnquiries@flinders.edu.au Level 4, Room 469, Education Building Bedford Park