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The Assessment and Treatment of OCD

Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and disabling condition. In this workshop, attendees will receive comprehensive information on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of this disorder. A conceptual model will be provided, and cognitive-behavioral assessment, treatment planning, and intervention will be reviewed and illustrated, focusing on the use of exposure and response prevention (ERP) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Numerous case examples will be discussed throughout the workshop and illustrated using videotapes. We will also cover troubleshooting and working with complex cases.

Learning Objectives. Participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will be able to identify OCD symptoms and tell them apart from the symptoms of similar but unrelated disorders.
  • Attendees will be able to describe current cognitive-behavioral models to explain the symptoms of OCD
  • Attendees will be able to identify the best practices in the assessment of OCD and describe a functional assessment of this disorder
  • Attendees will be able to describe the implementation of exposure and response prevention and ACT for the various manifestations (obsessions and compulsions) of OCD.

Approvals pending for CEUs: Therapists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Case Managers and more.

6 CEUS: Ph.D., LPC, LADC, CADC, Case Manager, LCSW, LMFT, PharmD. Nursing certificate of attendance provided. Pre-registration is required. Oklahoma LADC: 6.0 CEUs approved (6.0 Mental Health)

Out of state – Please verify with your licensing board:
Kansas LPC & LCPC, Psychologist, LAC & LCAC – meets continuing education requirements for CEUs as described in K.A.R. 102.
Missouri Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Chapter 337.050, 12.(1)
Missouri Social Worker – Application was not made for approval.
Missouri LPC – Verification of training hours and attendance will be provided for required Missouri LPC Continuing Education reporting.
Arkansas Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Arkansas Psychology Board Rules and Regulations 2009, 9.1.A(2)(a).
Arkansas LPC,LADAC – This CE offering is not offered as an NBCC approved seminar. Please check with your licensing board for approval.

About the Presenter

Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.

Jonathan (Jon) Abramowitz, Ph.D., is a Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He received his B.A. at Muhlenberg College, M.A. at Bucknell University, and Ph.D. at the University of Memphis. Dr. Abramowitz’s research and clinical work has focused on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, including fears and phobias, health anxiety, and panic attacks. He has authored over 300 scientific publications and 15 books, which have been translated into several languages. His books include Understanding and treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice, and Getting over OCD. Dr. Abramowitz was a member of the anxiety disorders committee for the text revision of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and served as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2014-2015). He has also served as Editor or Associate Editor of several academic journals, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, and the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Dr. Abramowitz has received recognition for his scholarly work and contributions, including awards from Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, Mayo Clinic, and the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Abramowitz maintains a clinical practice in Chapel Hill, NC specializing in OCD and anxiety disorders.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Pre-registration required. 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. instruction with scheduled break times.

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This workshop was generously sponsored by the Renee F. Neuwald Foundation