July 22, August 8, & August 10 (9am - 5pm EST)
This 3-day training is designed to educate participants about the evidenced-based treatment modality, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with children, adolescents, and adults. Participants will develop a thorough understanding of the treatment modality and be able to deliver an effective, well-researched treatment to individuals diagnosed with OCD. The training will consist of presentations on various topics, case examples, as well as role-plays of mock treatment sessions designed for participants to practice and enhance their skills obtained throughout the course of the training.
Participants will describe the psychopathology and diagnosis of OCD.
Participants will discuss psychotherapeutic treatments for OCD.
Participants will discuss the theory behind ERP and the empirical support for the treatment modality.
Participants will discuss the basic techniques of ERP for the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults as well as ways to modify the treatment to the individual.
Participants will develop an in-vivo exposure hierarchy to demonstrate their understanding of the material.
Participants will implement role-plays in a mock treatment session to promote learning.
Dr. Alissa Jerud is a licensed clinical psychologist, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and host of The Anxiety Savvy Podcast. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Washington and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Anxiety. She has a private practice in Philadelphia and specializes in exposure-based treatments for anxiety-related disorders, including OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.
Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. The Center for Child Development is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3961 (21 CE hours).