RE & CBT: Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Michael Hickey, Ph.D.

Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Psychological Evaluation and the Center for Treatment and Research of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)

3 Continuing Education Credits (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)

Registration: $100| F/T Students: $90 |

Overview:

This workshop will first review clinical and diagnostic characteristics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Participants will be introduced to the rationale and effective implementation of cognitive behavioral strategies based on the most recent research on effective treatment of OCD. Specifically, participants will learn how to conduct a proper functional assessment, collaborate with clients in constructing relevant exposure hierarchies, implement appropriate exposure and response prevention (ERP) interventions, and identify and gradually eliminate safety behaviors. Cognitive strategies based on Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) principles will be integrated throughout the workshop as part of preparing for and maximizing the effectiveness of exposure therapy, as well to address various unhealthy emotions that commonly co-occur with OCD (e.g., anger, depression, shame etc.)

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will describe methods to successfully identify and diagnose Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Participants will demonstrate behavioral techniques (e.g, exposure and response prevention) that have been shown to significantly reduce various OCD symptoms and improve daily functioning.
  • Participants will explain effective cognitive strategies to address resistance, provide support and motivation, maximize effectiveness of exposure and address comorbid emotional disturbance (e.g., anger, depression, shame etc.)

Schedule:

1:30 – 2:00 – Symptom presentation & differential diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

2:00 – 2:30 – Cognitive interventions to address secondary emotional disturbance and prepare for ERP

2:30 – 3:00 - Implementing functional assessment for exposure therapy in OCD

3:00 – 4:30 - Introduction to proper implementation of behavioral techniques with demonstrations (e.g., imaginal and in-vivo exposure therapy, response/ritual prevention)

4:30 – 4:45 – Evaluations & Distribution of C.E. Letters

 

Registration: $100| F/T Students: $90 | 3 Contact Hours/CE Credits

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Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Albert Ellis Institute is approved by The State Education Departments State Board for Social Work. The Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.

Albert Ellis Institute 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 Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0019.

 

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