EX/RP Group Consultations via Zoom

Sign up for 12 Weekly 90-minute Group Consultations

                                           (first group will be Wednesday, September 21, 2022)

Join a group of other EX/RP clinicians to present OCD cases and receive expert feedback, consultation, and support with implementation of EX/RP from an expert clinician!

What is Group Ex/RP Consultation?

Group EX/RP Consultation consists of 12 weekly 90-minute Zoom meetings with up to 10 clinicians who are seeking case consultation on EX/RP cases. Participants will present information about OCD cases and appropriateness for EX/RP as well as present individual EX/RP cases through case discussion or (better yet!) video review of EX/RP sessions.

Who may attend?

Group EX/RP consultation is open to licensed clinicians who have completed the Intensive Workshop in EX/RP at the CTSA. Unlicensed individuals are able to participate as long as they are practicing under a supervisor’s license. Participants may be beginners or more advanced practitioners of EX/RP. Anyone who has completed the workshop and is interested in receiving feedback, consultation, and support from an EX/RP expert is welcome!

Participants should have potential OCD cases that are likely to be appropriate for EX/RP and would be willing to agree to be videotaped for consultation purposes.

Once the group reaches capacity, we will maintain a waitlist for our next group and other days/times and facilitators may become available.

When will Group EX/RP Consultation take place?

Wednesdays from 12:30pm — 2pm EST virtually via Zoom

Twelve group sessions are included in this package. Dates of group consultation include:

September 21, 2022 November 9, 2022
September 28, 2022 November 16, 2022
October 12, 2022 November 23, 2022
October 19, 2022 November 30, 2022
October 26, 2022 December 7, 2022
November 2, 2022 December 14, 2022
Who will facilitate Group EX/RP Consultation?

Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of Practicum and Internship Training at the CTSA. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1993. After several years in private practice, she returned to the CTSA in order to be more involved in disseminating empirically-supported anxiety treatments. Dr. Turk-Karan has worked as an assessor and therapist on research studies of Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical College of Pennsylvania/EPPI, and the University of Pittsburgh. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a variety of clinical experiences with patient populations ranging from children, adolescents, to adults. Dr. Turk-Karan specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, and cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety. Dr. Turk-Karan deeply values disseminating evidence-based treatment and, as a result, is highly involved in clinical teaching, supervision, consultation, and speaking to the public about these treatments.

How much will Group EX/RP Consultation cost?

$600 USD per person for 12 consultation groups

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the 12 weekly consultation sessions (1.5 hours each), participants should be able to:

  1. Present the rationale for EX/RP to a patient
  2. Create a thorough and specific hierarchy of OCD fears
  3. Teach a patient how to monitor their compulsions
  4. Design an in vivo exposure with a patient
  5. Implement an in vivo exposure with a patient
  6. Design an imaginal exposure with a patient
  7. Implement an imaginal exposure with a patient

*Much of these goals should be demonstrated through shared video recordings during the consultation sessions.

Continuing Education

Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists*. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

* PBTA does not currently offer CE to practitioners licensed in the state of New York.

This program provides nine (9) hours of CE credits for Part I (9/21/22 through 11/2/22) and for Part 2 (11/9/22 through 12/14/22). Those who attend all sessions in their entirety receive eighteen (18) CE credits for the 12 sessions in addition to two and a half (2.5) hours of CE credits for the orientation

PBTA is also an authorized provider of CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. Licensed providers outside of PA please confirm in advance with your respective licensing boards that this training meets criteria for CE for your licensing board.

Full attendance with video display is required to obtain CE credit for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.


Instructions for Registration

Registrations are due one week in advance and must be completed in full. 

To register, complete the online registration.

If you need to withdraw your application for any reason, please email Dr. Sandy Capaldi. Note that workshop fees are non-refundable after the application due date (one week before the start of the workshop). 


Tips for getting the most out of the group consultation experience

Group consultation is only as good as the cases that are being presented. So finding an OCD case that is appropriate for Ex/RP is of paramount importance. We suggest that you begin thinking about potential Ex/RP cases as soon as you register for group consultation and that you plan to assess for OCD symptoms and introduce the idea of Ex/RP to those individuals in the week or so before the first consultation group. 

If you are unsure about the fit for Ex/RP for an individual, we can discuss any questions, concerns, or reservations you may have about your potential Ex/RP case in the first consultation group. It is therefore generally expected that everyone will have at least one or two individuals to present to the group as potential Ex/RP candidates.


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