What to Do When Your Client Won’t Stop Obsessing: Exposure & Ritual Prevention for OCD
Presenter: Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R
NASW-NYS Members: $20
NASW Other Chapter Member: $30
This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.
This two-hour presentation will provide an overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) therapy as a treatment method. The presentation will give attendees a firm understanding of what OCD is, what OCD is not, and how to assess an individual for OCD. Next, common treatments for OCD will be reviewed and demonstrated, focusing on EX/RP for OCD. We will review treatment principles, how and why EX/RP works, and how to deliver EX/RP in a therapeutic setting. The presentation will also cover why client education about OCD and the involvement of a client’s family and social circle are so important.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate a clear definition of what OCD is, including its causes and how to assess an individual for OCD.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of EX/RP therapy for OCD including the principles upon which it is founded and the supporting evidence for its effectiveness for OCD, and how to do EX/RP therapy in a therapeutic setting.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of how to do EX/RP therapy in a therapeutic setting.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of education about OCD for both a client and a client’s family and social circle, and the positive impact that that education has on treatment.
This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hour(s).
NASW-NYS 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 social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).
Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R, is the Founder and Director of City Center Psychotherapy. Dr. Schmidt specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Trauma and Depression. He is a highly skilled Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT) and has extensive training with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and other exposure based approaches. As Professor and Director of the Post- Masters CBT Certificate Program at New York University (NYU), Dr. Schmidt is always up to date with the newest and latest therapy techniques. Dr. Schmidt also trains and supervises other therapists in CBT based approaches. He brings this and more than 15+ years of experience to best help the patients he works with.