The Assessment and Treatment of OCD

Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.

Summary:

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.

Register Now:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hE-dMsCJRAiRDIyObCywFg

 

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

Eating Disorders – two one-hour presentations back to back

Parkside is proud to present one Webinar featuring two amazing presentations.

Hannah George, LMFT, presents “Not Going Back: 5 Keys to Maintaining Change After Inpatient Treatment.” This presentation will provide attendees with a discussion of ways to prepare eating disorder patients for the transition from inpatient to outpatient care. It will provide a review of the potential challenges in this transition, as well as tools to enhance growth opportunities within these challenges. Plus, an exploration of ways eating disorder patients can maintain changes made in inpatient treatment once at home.

Morgan Anderson, LPC, presents “Unstuck: An Introductory Approach to Integrating EMDR within Eating Disorder Treatment.” Participants will be able to identify, utilize, and know what EMDR is and how it can assist in the treatment of Eating Disorders, and how it can be helpful in recovery. Participants will be able to define the adaptive information processing model that EMDR is based on, focusing specifically on how traumatic events are stored maladaptively in the brain due to beliefs. Also, participants will review practical applications for practitioners, and how EMDR leads to resolution of unresolved trauma, change in the representation of early attachment relationships with caregivers, and decrease in negative beliefs about self-worth.

2 CEUS: LADC, CADC, LCSW, and Case Management. Nursing documentation of participation. Pre-registration is required.

Oklahoma LADC: 1.0 total CEUs approved (6.0 Mental Health)

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.

Register Now:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C1RRW_WyQ3Gseh9MKC3Dug

Friday, June 4, 2021
Please log-in by 12:00 noon. Workshop concludes at 2:00 p.m.

Ethical Problems and Planning in Social Media Use for Health Care Professionals

Registration is open now

Summary:

What kinds of information is it useful and ethical for therapists to share on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Instagram? How are psychotherapists to handle “Friending” and “fanning” requests from clients? What are the threats to confidentiality and therapeutic boundaries that are posed by the use of social media sites, texts, or tweets in therapist-client communication?

In an age when most clients use social media, and increasing numbers of clients are digital natives, it is important for therapists to be thinking about how they approach social media in their public and private presence. In this course, we will examine practices in regard to the use of social networking for professional and personal purposes, and discuss topics related to privacy and confidentiality, boundaries and multiple relationships, competence, and informed consent. Common HIPAA violations that occur over social media will be presented and prevention will be discussed. Participants will leave with recommendations and resources for the ethical use of social media and networking. Participants will leave with a social media policy template that they will start to personalize and will be encouraged to introduce into their practice.

Learning objectives:

  1. Be able to identify risks associated with having a personal and professional social media presence and possible ethical dilemmas and problems that can result.
  2. Understand and implement ways to minimize risk when utilizing social media.
  3. Ethically plan by beginning to develop their own social media policy that can be shared with clients.

3 CEUS: Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, LADC, CADC, LCSW, and Case Management. Nursing certificate of participation.

Pre-registration is required.

Oklahoma LADC: 3.0 CEUs approved (3.0 ethics); 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

Lisa Cromer, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Cromer is an associate professor of clinical psychology at The University of Tulsa where she teaches Diversity, Ethics, and Law, and Intervention Science. Dr Cromer was awarded the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Trauma Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, and recently received the Medicine Wheel Award for Outstanding Community Service. Dr. Cromer conducts trauma and resilience research focusing on helping people thrive through adversity; her prevention and intervention research emphasizes accessibility through telehealth..

Friday, September 10, 2021
Noon to 3:15 p.m.

Register Now:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kXtUCAmkQvuOh6AECdB4Yw

 

COVID -19 updates: Parkside’s Response and Recent Changes to Patient Visitation

COVID -19 – Parkside’s response, patient visitation, etc.

If you have questions about COVID-19, or questions about testing, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has a COVID-19 hotline. Call 877-215-8336

If you are showing any sign of possible COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come into Parkside and do not go to an emergency room. Please contact your primary health care provider first. Your provider or a nurse will direct you. If you meet testing criteria, you will be directed to a local testing site.

Parkside is following the evolving COVID-19 situation closely and is prepared for any needed response. Parkside always maintains a robust infection control program and is prepared for emergencies.

Here are some of the steps Parkside is taking to manage the COVID-19:

Monitoring patients: Parkside is actively monitoring patients, staff and visitors to quickly identify those with travel-related risk factors or potential contact with infected people. We are disallowing visitors who are sick from visiting the hospital, as is always our practice during flu season.

Coordinating with public health officials: We are working closely with public health officials at the local, state and national levels to monitor the spread of the virus. Public health officials are providing guidance and Parkside is responding to protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff.

Supplies and facilities: Parkside is monitoring supplies like masks, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment and is proactively placing orders for additional supplies. Parkside’s Environmental Services Department is responding with additional cleaning and sanitation measures.

Telemedicine:We are expanding plans for telemedicine visits to assist in managing patient care when appropriate. Telemedicine is also available for inpatient assessments when indicated and can help prevent the spread of disease and prevent unnecessary travel.

Visitation and passes: The safety of our patients, their families, and our staff is of utmost importance at Parkside. Due to the increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County, we have adopted increased safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our patient environment.

Parkside has discontinued all on-site visitation effective Monday, July 20. We are offering virtual visitation via Zoom teleconferencing, and will contact familes with details about the days, times, and procedures for these virtual visits. Many families are already using the Zoom app for family therapy participation.

Parkside Response to COVID-19

Parkside Response to COVID-19

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the rise in Oklahoma and throughout the United States, Parkside is taking proactive steps to ensure the continued safety of our patients and staff.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Parkside has implemented the following safety measures:

Active Monitoring:

  • Parkside is screening all patients, visitors, staff, and vendors who enter our buildings to identify any symptomatic people.

  • Parkside is enforcing a 14-day quarantine for all staff members (and those in their household) who have symptoms or have had illness or exposure to COVID-19.

Social Distancing:

  • Parkside staff practice social distancing by allocating 6 feet of physical separation between patients and other staff. We practice this by limiting group sizes, staggering unit schedules, and even coordinating the placement of furniture.

  • Parkside has asked all food delivery drivers and vendors to leave their deliveries at a specified delivery point away from the front desk.

  • We are building video conferencing on the units in the hopes of moving visitation to virtual visits instead of face to face, further reducing exposure.

Coordinating with Public Health Officials:

  • Parkside works closely with public health officials at the local, state, and national level to monitor the spread of the virus and enact timely preventive measures in response.

  • Parkside attends conference calls with the Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA), Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Tulsa Health Department, and other teleconferences and webinars daily.

Supplies and Facilities:

  • Parkside is monitoring supplies like masks, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment and is proactively placing orders for additional supplies, if needed.

  • Parkside’s Environmental Services Department is responding with additional cleaning and sanitation measures.

Telemedicine:

  • All of our outpatient programs are now available fully online, from assessment to treatment. This will take place through secure video conferencing, allowing you or a loved one to receive needed treatment.

  • Telemedicine is also available for inpatient assessments to help prevent the spread of disease and unnecessary travel.

Visitation and Passes:

  • Parkside has limited the number of visitors to immediate family and one visitor per patient.

  • The Adult Unit is closed to visitation until further notice. Child and Adolescent Unit visitors are limited to immediate guardians only.

  • A visitor must follow prescribed protocol, including a short risk-assessment survey, a scan of the forehead to check temperature for any sign of fever, and use of hand sanitizer before visitation.

  • Visitation rooms are cleaned and sanitized after each use.

  • Child and Adolescent passes off campus have been suspended.

  • Parkside will limit the number of persons who accompany those coming for assessment or admission. Please help by not bringing any extra persons or family members.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Parkside Still Open?

Yes, we are committed to high quality, compassionate care, and that will not change. We remain available 24/7 to screen and accept patients into all of our inpatient and outpatient programs. Mental health and addiction treatment should not wait, and we are taking every precaution possible while continuing to offer needed treatment.

Is Online Therapy Available?

All of our outpatient programs are now available fully online, from assessment to treatment. This will take place through secure video conferencing, allowing you or a loved one to receive needed treatment. Also, our inpatients will be able to use video conferencing for Family Therapy.

My Child Is a Patient of Parkside’s Inpatient Program. Can I Visit Them?

Child and Adolescent Unit visitors are limited to immediate guardians only and one visitor per patient. A visitor must follow prescribed protocol, including a short risk-assessment survey, a scan of the forehead to check temperature for any sign of fever, and use of hand sanitizer before visitation.

My Spouse is a Patient of Parkside’s Inpatient Program. Can I Visit Them?

The Adult Unit is closed to visitation until further notice. We are in the process of building video conferencing on the units in the hopes of moving visitation to virtual visits.

I Suspect That I May Have COVID-19. What Should I Do?

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a presumptive positive or confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office. For more information regarding the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

For general questions about COVID-19, please call the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s 24/7 call center at 1-877-215-8336. This call center has the capability to connect callers to Spanish-speaking interpreters.

You may also call the Tulsa Health Department at 918-582-9355 during normal business hours for guidance.

What Preventive Measures Can I Take to Avoid COVID-19?

Below is a list of CDC recommendations and preventive measures.

  • Maintain 6ft of distance between others and avoid crowded places.
  • Wash and soap your hands often and for at least 20 seconds; especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Try to avoid touching your face.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

https://www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19

https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/what-you-should-know

Fact-Checking COVID-19

Along with reliable information, there is unreliable information circulating about COVID-19.

Below are two resources to help discern fact from fiction:

Factcheck.org Issues: Coronavirus

Stories tagged ‘COVID-19’ on Snopes.com

Parkside responds to the COVID -19 situation

Parkside is following the evolving COVID-19 situation closely and is actively preparing for any needed response. Parkside always maintains a robust infection control program and is prepared for emergencies.

Here are some of the steps Parkside is taking to manage the COVID-19:

Monitoring patients: Parkside is actively monitoring patients, staff and visitors to quickly identify those with travel-related risk factors or potential contact with infected people. We are disallowing visitors who are sick from visiting the hospital, as is always our practice during flu season.

Coordinating with public health officials: We are working closely with public health officials at the local, state and national levels to monitor the spread of the virus. Public health officials are providing guidance and Parkside is responding to protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff.

Supplies and facilities: Parkside is monitoring supplies like masks, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment and is proactively placing orders for additional supplies. Parkside’s Environmental Services Department is responding with additional cleaning and sanitation measures.

Telemedicine:We are expanding plans for telemedicine visits to assist in managing patient care when appropriate. Telemedicine is also available for inpatient assessments when indicated and can help prevent the spread of disease and prevent unnecessary travel.

Visitation and passes: The Adult Unit is closed to visitation until further notice. Adults may attend family therapy. Child and Adolescent Unit visitors are limited to the immediate guardians only and must follow a prescribed protocol including: a short risk-assessment survey; a scan of the forehead to check temperature for any sign of fever; use of hand sanitizer before visitation. Visiting areas are cleaned and sanitized after each use. Child and Adolescent passes off campus have been suspended. Parkside will limit the number of persons who accompany those coming for assessment or admission. Please help by not bringing any extra persons or family members.

Parkside Opens New Facility

Parkside Opens New Psychiatric Hospital and Outpatient Clinic

February 5, 2020 (Tulsa, OK) – Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic opened their new hospital this week that expands access to mental health care in Oklahoma. The new hospital, located at 1239 S. Trenton Ave., features 80 single-occupancy patient rooms for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing acute mental health crises.

“Our vision to expand world-class mental health care has finally come to fruition,” said Debra Jones, CEO of Parkside. “The new hospital now allows Parkside to increase the number of patients we treat each day and effectively remove barriers to treatment.”

Over the past year, Parkside was unable to serve 486 individuals due to unavailable beds because of patient gender.

“The new hospital serves a critical need for Oklahoma and even surrounding states,” said Darren Sanchez, Parkside’s Assessment and Referral Director. “In the past, our available beds for inpatient admissions were in semi-private rooms and not always open to the gender needs of presenting patients at any given time. However, 80 single-occupancy patient rooms in our new hospital now provides greater privacy for our patients while expanding access to care.”

Also, the new 114,500 square-foot hospital offers secure open-air balconies for each inpatient floor and provides enhanced space for groups and recreation. Combined with Parkside’s Adolescent Residential unit, Parkside now has 120 hospital beds operating in two separate buildings on the same campus.

Serving the community since 1959, Parkside’s mission is to provide outstanding mental health and support services. Parkside is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and outpatient clinic that has helped those coping with mental health and substance abuse problems since 1959. In 2018, 2,050 patients were admitted, and 1,305 patients received outpatient care.

Parkside’s Assessment and Referral service is now located at 1239 S. Trenton Ave., and can be reached 24 hours a day at (918) 588-8888. For more information about Parkside, visit www.parksideinc.org.

Parkside to Host Open House at New Psychiatric Hospital

December 3, 2019 (Tulsa, OK) – Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic is offering a sneak peek of their new hospital that will increase access to mental health care in Oklahoma. Parkside’s community open house is scheduled for Monday, December 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Parkside staff will be on hand to provide tours of the new 114,500-square-foot hospital before it opens for patient care next month. The new hospital, located at 1239 S. Trenton Ave., will feature 80 single-occupancy patient rooms for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing acute mental health crises.

“Our vision to expand world-class mental health care is finally coming to fruition,” said Debra Jones, CEO of Parkside. “The new hospital will allow Parkside to increase the number of patients we treat each day and effectively remove barriers to treatment.”

Over the past year, Parkside was unable to serve 486 individuals due to unavailable beds because of patient gender.

“This will serve a critical need for Oklahoma and even surrounding states,” said Darren Sanchez, Parkside’s Assessment and Referral Director. “Currently, our available beds for inpatient admissions are in semi-private rooms and not always open to the gender needs of presenting patients at any given time. However, 80 single-occupancy patient rooms in our new hospital will provide privacy for our patients and expand access to care.”

In addition, the new hospital will offer secure open-air balconies for each inpatient floor and provide enhanced space for groups and recreation.

Parkside’s open house is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To RSVP for the event, please contact Derek Frazier at (918) 586-4251 or dafrazier@parksideinc.org.

Serving the community since 1959, Parkside’s mission is to provide outstanding mental health and support services. Parkside is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and outpatient clinic that has helped those coping with mental health and substance abuse problems since 1959. In 2018, 2,050 patients were admitted, and there were 1,305 patients who received outpatient care.

Parkside’s Assessment and Referral service is located at 1619 E. 13th St. and can be reached 24 hours a day at (918) 588-8888. For more information about Parkside, visit www.parksideinc.org.