Evidence-Based Treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Friday – November 30, 2012 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3 CE Credits ● Fee: $60 ● F/T Student: $50

This workshop will review clinical and diagnostic characteristics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) with emphasis on effective cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies. Professionals will be provided with a review of etiological factors, clinical symptoms, and diagnostic criteria with a focus on differentiating BDD from other similar disorders. Cognitive strategies will be taught that are specific to addressing cognitive distortions and irrational beliefs commonly found in BDD. Based on current treatment literature, a variety of empirically-supported behavioral techniques will be reviewed and demonstrated. These will include techniques such as mirror retraining and exposure and response prevention (ERP) as it pertains to BDD.

Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D. | Director of the Center for Psychological Evaluation and a licensed Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI).

Michael Hickey, Ph.D.

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