Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (4/9/2021) - LIVE REMOTELY
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Psychological Evaluation and the Center for Treatment and Research of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders at the Albert Ellis Institute and Training Faculty II
THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD LIVE REMOTELY
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 | 9:30 am EST - 12:45 pm EST
3 Contact Hours/ 3 Continuing Education Credits (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)
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 and 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 plans, and implement appropriate exposure and response prevention (ERP) interventions. Cognitive strategies based on Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) principles will be integrated throughout the workshop as part of preparing for and maximizing the effectiveness of exposure therapy for OCD, as well to address various unhealthy negative emotions that commonly co-occur with OCD (e.g., anxiety, anger, depression, shame, etc.). This workshop will be informed by up-to-date research on treating OCD during the COVID-19 pandemic and will address the unique challenges that clinicians may face when working with OCD clients during this time.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe methods to successfully identify and diagnose Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Apply effective cognitive REBT strategies to address resistance, provide support and motivation, maximize effectiveness of exposure and address comorbid emotional disturbance (e.g., anger, depression, shame, etc.)
- Utilize effective behavioral interventions (i.e., ERP) that have been shown to effectively treat OCD symptoms and improve daily functioning.
- Plan interventions with consideration of COVID-19 challenges.
9:30 am - 10:00 am: Symptom presentation & differential diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Cognitive interventions based on REBT to address primary and secondary emotional disturbance in OCD and prepare for ERP
10:30 am - 11:00 am: Conducting functional assessment for exposure therapy in OCD
11:00 am - 11:10 am: Break
11:10 am - 12:30 pm: Introduction to proper implementation of behavioral strategies with demonstrations (e.g., imaginal and in-vivo exposure therapy, response/ritual prevention)
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Evaluations
Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AEI 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.