Acceptance and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Live Online Webinar
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 3 CE contact hours
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious and long lasting mental health condition. While it is quite prevalent in the general population, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Unfortunately, OCD sufferers may go years before they receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. This seminar will explore the many different manifestations of OCD and the evidence-based treatment that represents the highest standard of care. Particular emphasis will be placed on combining mindfulness and acceptance practices with traditional exposure and response prevention techniques in order to facilitate effective treatment and sustained recovery. Participants will develop an increased capacity to assess, diagnose, and effectively treat people struggling with OCD. Participants will develop proficiency in providing psychoeducation, creating a hierarchical exposure list, doing imaginal scripting, and conducting en vivo exposures on behalf of their clients. Lessons drawn from inhibitory learning theory will also be utilized to better understand and respond to treatment resistant OCD.
Participants will be able to:
Identify the different types of OCD
Gain skills on how to apply mindfulness-based CBT targeting OCD
Learn how to design a hierarchical exposure plan
Demonstrate how to provide exposure and response prevention
Matt Wofsy, LCSW-R
Matt Wofsy, LCSW-R, is the former Director of Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice Innovation at the Institute for Community Living, where he was responsible for the identification, dissemination, and implementation of best practices throughout a large behavioral health care agency. He has extensive training experience in the area of adapting evidence-based practices to diverse clinical settings and has presented his work at several statewide and national conferences. Mr. Wofsy is the recipient of the 2011 Exemplary Mid-Career Social Work Leader Award from the New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Workersand is the co-author of the Guilford Press book, Therapy in the Real World. He is the co-founder of Sound Behavioral Health, and an adjunct professor at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. Mr. Wofsy maintains a private practice in NYC.
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