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OCD: Exposure & Response Prevention

August 16 @ 8:30 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm

4-day Workshop: Exposure Therapy for OCD 

With: Thea Gallagher Psy.D. Director of Upenn Outpatient Clinic (Edna Foa, PhD, Founding Director)

DATES:           August 16-19 (Monday-Thursday) , 2021   

TIME:           9:00 AM –5:00 PM each day (Day # 4 ends at 4:00 PM)  

PLACE:        Online webinar 

FEE:               $1200 (please contact us for student and group discounts)

Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis

 

About the Workshop:

This training is an in-depth four-day intensive training course in exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), a form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. This training was developed to help address the shortage of therapists properly trained in using evidence-based treatment to treat OCD around the country.

The workshop will cover the following points:

  1. Describe the diagnosis and psychopathology of OCD
  2. Discuss empirically-supported, psychotherapeutic treatments for patients with OCD and compare the efficacy of these treatment approaches
  3. Discuss the theory underlying and the empirical support for EX/RP
  4. Implement psychoeducational treatment components of EX/RP
  5. Construct an in-vivo exposure hierarchy that includes a range of situations that effectively promote learning
  6.  Implement in-vivo exposure
  7. Conduct imaginal exposure to feared consequences
  8.  Discuss how and when to modify EX/RP techniques to tailor the therapy to the individual (e.g., developmental issues, co-morbid conditions)
  9.  Discuss the basic techniques of EX/RP for treatment of adults, youths, and adolescents
  10.   Assess OCD symptoms and design an appropriate treatment plan

 

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

 

Meet the Instructor:

 

Thea Gallagher, PsyD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thea Gallagher, Psy.D. is the clinic coordinator at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. At the CTSA, Dr. Gallagher currently coordinates the OCD treatment study, and is a study therapist. Clinically, Dr. Gallagher specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, and cognitive-behavioral treatments for mental health illnesses,  including but not limited to stress, anxiety, OCD, trauma, phobias, suicide, panic, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, self-harm, addiction related to history of trauma or self-medicating in general, children and adults with anxiety, mental health stigma, physical health problems as connected to mental health problems, and the connection between physical and mental health in general. Dr. Gallagher focuses on a basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) conceptualization as most of what is known about mental health indicates that there is a strong connection between our thoughts and behaviors and emotions and environment.

 

Application Deadline

  August 14, 2021 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

 Notification of Acceptance

 Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $50) until July 16,  2021. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Course level 

  Intermediate

Level of clinician 

Intermediate

Accessibility

 Conference is via webinar. Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

The Grievance Policy for trainings provided by NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

CE Information:

Continuing Education Credit (25) is granted through Nefesh International for the following professions:  Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.

This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

Agenda: 

Please note: since this training will be delivered over 4 days, exact schedule will shift somewhat.

*Workshop Agenda*

 

Day 1

August 16th

 

8:30 – 9:00                  Registration or login for workshop

 

 

9:00 am – 10:30          Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) Therapy for OCD

  • Diagnosis of OCD
  • Theory and empirical support for EX/RP

 

 

10:30 – 10:45              Break

 

 

10:45 – 12:00              Assessment of OCD and other co-morbid psychopathology

Differential Diagnosis

 

 

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch break

 

 

1:00 – 3:00                  Overview of Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention Program: Sessions 1 and 2 – Information Gathering and Treatment Planning

 

 

3:00 – 3:15                  Break

 

3:15 – 4:15                  Exposure and Response Prevention Program: Sessions 1 and 2 (continued)

 

 

4:15 – 5:00                  Rationale Role-Plays

 

 

 

5:00 pm                       End Day 1

 

 

Day 2

August 17th 

                                   

 

9:00 – 10:30                Exposure and Response Prevention Program: Session 3

Introduce in vivo Exposure

 

 

 

10:30 – 10:45              Break

 

 

10:45 – 11:30              In-vivo Exposure (con’t)

 

 

11:30 – 12:00              In-vivo role-plays

 

 

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch break

 

 

1:00 – 3:00                  Exposure and Response Prevention Program: Session 4

Introduce Imaginal Exposure

 

 

3:00 – 3:15                  Break

 

 

3:15 – 4:15                  Imaginal Exposure (con’t):

 

 

4:15 – 5:00                  Imaginal role-plays

 

 

5:00 pm                       End Day 2

 

Day 3

August 18th    

 

9:00 – 10:00                Guest Speaker

 

 

10:00: – 10:15             Break

 

 

10:15 – 12:00              Home visits/ Treatment components:

  • Relapse prevention

 

 

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch break

 

 

1:00 – 3:00                  Special issues: Scrupulosity

 

 

 

3:00 – 3:15                  Break

 

 

3:15 – 5:00                  Special issues (con’t): OCD in the context of ASD and Commonly seen specific OCD content

 

 

 

5:00 pm                       End Day 3

 

 

Day 4

August 19th 

 

9:00 – 10:30                Treatment components:

  • Planning continued exposure work
  • Maintaining the main focus on OCD

 

 

10:30 – 10:45              Break

 

10:45 – 12:00              Treatment components:

  • Working with clients with co-morbid conditions
  • Obstacles to homework compliance
  • Working with family members

 

 

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch break

 

1:00 – 2:30                  Case formulation; in vivo exercises; imaginal exposure exercises

 

 

 

2:30 – 2:45                  Break

 

2:45 – 4:00                  Wrap-up

  • Participant case discussion and questions; adaptation to private practice; billing issues
  • Individual supervision opportunities
  • Suggested readings and literature
  • CE evaluation, certificate of completion (emailed to you)

 

 

4:00 pm                       End Day 4

 

 

 

 

OCD 4-day

  • Price: $1,200.00 Quantity:
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Details

Start:
August 16 @ 8:30 am
End:
August 19 @ 4:00 pm