Book your place for the second CAPSS Masterclass

We’re very pleased to confirm that colleagues can now book their place on the next, in-person masterclass session, provided by the CAPSS project (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System).

What will this masterclass explore?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), affects approximately 1-2% of young people and has a strong evidence base in terms of pharmacological and psychological treatments. We will review the current diagnostic criteria and aetiology of paediatric OCD and explore the current best-practice for assessment and treatment. Differential diagnosis and co-morbidities will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on the challenges and pitfalls experienced in OCD treatment, particularly for the most severe cases.

What will be learned from the masterclass?

You'll receive:

  • an understanding of evidence-based practice for assessing and treating OCD, as outlined by the NICE guidelines
  • an overview of specialised CBT for young people with OCD, with a focus on exposure with response prevention (ERP)
  • an understanding of the considerations and challenges associated with particularly severe and chronic OCD presentations.


  • Dr Bruce Clark is the Clinical Director for the child and adolescent mental health service at South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust, and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He is an expert in OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), leading the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service at SLaM. This is the only such specialist CAMHS team in the United Kingdom and the service has an international reputation for innovation, research and delivery of the highest quality treatment of OCD and BDD. The team sees cases from across the United Kingdom as well as international patients.

    Dr Clark is also an Honorary Researcher at the King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN).

  • Dr Lauren Peile is a Principal Clinical Psychologist in the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service at SLaM. Within the team she takes a lead in developing the work with inpatient services and other enhanced modes of treatment and overseeing the delivery of the NHS England Highly Specialist Services pathway for children and young people.

    In her clinical role she is involved in leading multi-disciplinary specialist assessments, and delivering treatment approaches including weekly, intensive, home-based and inpatient treatment as well as consultation and joint work with other clinicians.

Other CAPSS masterclasses and webinars

Further information on all our upcoming sessions, including links for booking, are provided on the CAPSS events page. Our next sessions will be:

  • 21 November, CAPSS masterclass on difficult to treat depression, with Dr Aditya Sharma (in-person training day)
  • 25 November, CAPSS webinar on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, with Dr Raja Mukherjee (online).
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