OCD Spectrum Disorders and SUDS: Special Issues

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake invites you to our Continuing Education Event!

Presenter: Lori Johnson, M.A., LAC, LPC, NCC


  • Lori Johnson is a Licensed Addiction and Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from The University of Colorado. Lori’s practice, In Focus Counseling LLC, is a group practice located in Lakewood, CO and the team specializes in working with individual teens, adults and their families struggling with addiction, anxiety disorders, and/or OCD. Over the years working in various levels of treatment in addiction, eating disorders, and OCD, she has seen the overlap and gaps in treatment needs for clients seeking mental health recovery. Lori is a presenter at the IOCDF international conference and presents nationally on OCD and SUDs treatment. Lori utilizes theories such as CBT, Exposure, and Response Prevention (ERP), ACT, TF-CBT, Existential, DBT, and sensory integration.

  • Psychotherapist and Addiction and OCD Specialist, In Focus Counseling, LLC

Presenter Topic: OCD Spectrum Disorders and SUDS: Special Issues

Topic Description:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is often undiagnosed and a highly misunderstood mental health disorder. We, even as professionals, often overlook the signs of OCD and treat the general anxiety versus true signs of OCD. In the addiction field, we have a dedication to helping clients with recovery. However, if we may miss the underlying OCD elements, we may jeopardize a client's overall recovery.

The escape of drinking and drugging are a relief from the obsessive cycles of OCD client experiences. Lori Johnson will discuss what clinicians can do to help clients progress on their treatment plans. Explore the benefits of using adjunct therapies, such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to support the client recovery journey. Identify the recovery needs for OCD and SUDs dual diagnosis. Understand the high need for specialized and simultaneous treatment for OCD.


Credit Hours: 2 

Continuing Education credit hours will be awarded as accredited by NBCC. Attendees will need to contact their governing body in order to have credits applied. The exception would be nurses that would go through CE Brokers. Priority seating is reserved for individuals receiving Continuing Education Credit.

For questions please email Event Manager/ACEP Administrator, Ashley Ulbrich at [email protected]

Website: hwww.palmerlakerecovery.com/

Location: 443 S, CO-105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Phone Number: 407-401-9321 ext: 4066

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake has been approved by  NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7011. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Recovery Village Ridgefield is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


April 10


10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Event Category:

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Continuing Education Events

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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Continuing Education

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149 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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