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NEFESH & NEXT CHAPTER Professional Development

Diagnosis and Treatment of OCD

Presenter: Diana Antinoro Burke, Psy.D.

What OCD Is and Is Not...How to Assess OCD
Tuesday, May 14th 2019
12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Diana Antinoro Burke, Psy.D.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a common presentation in clinical practice that may be difficult to identify. The course will help attendees to understand the common presentations, differential diagnoses, and essential assessment tools to make the right diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to identify the difference between obsessions and compulsions
  2. Attendees will be able to name 3 common obsessions and compulsions
  3. Attendees will be able to state two
Agenda:

What Is OCD? An Introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (20 Minutes) How to Discern Obsessions from Compulsions (20 Minutes) Common and Uncommon Symptoms of OCD (20 Minutes) What Is NOT OCD? The Importance of a Differential Diagnosis (30 Minutes) Diagnostic and Clinical Assessments (30 Minutes)

Exposure and Response Prevention Treatment
Tuesday, May 21st 2019
12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Diana Antinoro Burke, Psy.D.

The use of exposure has been shown to be effective for many anxiety disorders, yet the treatment is utilized infrequently by clinicians. Understanding the rationale of exposure-based strategies and how to practically employ these principles is essential to treatment. This course will help attendees understand and convey this message to patients as well as grasp how to begin treatment planning. Additional treatment considerations, such as patient motivation, parent accommodations, and comorbidities will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to name the two components of treatment for OCD
  2. Attendees will be able to explain the rationale for OCD treatment
  3. Attendees will be able to provide one accommodation for OCD treatment
Agenda:

The Principles of ERP - 40 minutes Conveying the Treatment Principles to patients - 20 minutes Modifications to Treatment - 40 minutes Managing Parental Roles - 20 minutes

Exposure in ERP: How to Practically Apply Exposure Principles

Tuesday, May 28th 2019
12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Diana Antinoro Burke, Psy.D.

The concept of exposure therapy is simply when considering basic fears and phobias. When the core fears or targets are more complex, it can be challenging for therapist to configure effective and practical exposures. This course will help attendees understand the different types of exposure, how to ask specific questions to identify the core fears, and how to personalize exposure practices to increase treatment success within OCD treatment.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to state the different types of exposure practices
  2. Attendees will be able to identify questions to target the core fears to better construct exposure practices
  3. Attendees will be able to recall examples of how to approach a difficult exposure.
Agenda:

Types of Exposures- 15 minutes Targeting the Core Fears - 20 minutes Practical Exposure Planning - 45 minutes - How Quickly to Proceed - Managing Resistance or Failed Exposures -When have you reached to top of the hierarchy Case Examples - 40 minutes

The Nuances of Exposure and Response Prevention
Tuesday, June 4th 2019
12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Diana Antinoro Burke, Psy.D.

The course will provide more training on treatment nuances in order increase treatment success as well as greater mastery of the exposure and response prevention protocol. The material will include concepts such as relapse prevention, handling atypical presentations, navigating barriers to treatment, and additional treatment supplements.

Learning Objectives:
  1. The participant will be able to state the rationale for relapse prevention.
  2. The participant will be able to identify at least two additional treatment targets for a patient with OCD.
  3. The participant will be able to name two treatment barriers for ERP.
Agenda:

ERP relapse prevention- 20 minutes Atypical OCD - 30 minutes Treatment barriers - 30 Supplements to treatment - 40 minutes - flexibility - distress tolerance - value-based work to enhance satisfaction

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