Dr Chris Mogan specializes in Anxiety and related disorders including Panic and Worry, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias and avoidance, Post Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Hoarding Disorder. He was the Coordinator of the Eltham Community Health and Welfare Centre that offered psychological services across the community from 1976 - 1987. He was appointed Clinical Director the Anxiety Depression (CBT) Program at The Melbourne Clinic in 1987 and over a twenty-year period, he developed specialized CBT treatments in this acute inpatient psychiatric hospital. The overarching philosophy was the development of adaptive learning strategies in group and individual therapy. In the 1990’s, Dr Mogan established Day Programs at The Melbourne Clinic providing treatment for the Anxiety Disorders including  CBT, Relaxation Training, Exposure and Response Prevention, Mindfulness and other contemporary strategies. In 2005, Dr Mogan and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Scott Blair-West founded the inpatient group treatment program for patients with severe OCD that was modelled on successful USA programs at Boston, Houston and St Louis. This program continues to be Australia’s only group inpatient CBT treatment for OCD. In 2012 Dr Mogan established an Intensive Outpatient Program (XRP) that offers state-of-the-art therapy for complex presentations of OCD, Anxiety, Hoarding and related disorders.

In this important talk, Dr Mogan discusses strategies for changing your behaviour when emotionally distressed, such as, reducing negative cycles of thinking, building emotional flexibility and establishing structured activities.

3rd April 2018, Isaac Schweitzer Room, The Melbourne Clinic, 7.00pm to 8.30pm $10