Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Introduction to Exposure & Response Prevention (Ex/RP) Workshop

** New Workshop Offering! **

Applications are due by May 13, 2018.

Introduction to Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD Workshop

Friday, May 18th, 9 am – 5 pm

Who may attend: Mental health professionals who are interested in evidence-based treatment of OCD

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Cost:  $300.00 per person

Workshop Location:

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
3535 Market Street, Suite 600N
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Workshop Description: Faculty from the Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety will provide an overview of Exposure/Response Prevention (EX/RP), an evidence-based treatment for OCD.  The workshop will cover the definition and types of obsessions and compulsions, as well as introduce the key components of EX/RP (rationale for treatment, gathering information about the client’s OCD symptoms and history, constructing in vivo hierarchies, conducting imaginal and in vivo exposures, and planning for relapse prevention). Case examples and questions from participants will also be discussed.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define obsessions and compulsions
  • Identify different types of obsessions and compulsions
  • Describe the diagnosis and psychopathology of OCD
  • Discuss the rationale for EX/RP
  • Explain what an in vivo hierarchy is
  • Describe imaginal exposures as related to EX/RP
  • Explain key factors in planning for relapse prevention

Continuing Education Credit:  Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for licensed psychologists and Pennsylvania social workers. Other licensed professionals should confirm with their respective licensing boards that CE activities in compliance with the American Psychological Association’s standards for continuing education credits are acceptable. PBTA maintains responsibility for the program.

This workshop is approved for credit hours. In order to receive continuing education credits, participants must:

  • attend each hour of the workshop (no late arrivals or early departures)
  • sign in and out of the workshop each day
  • complete a post-test and course evaluation
  • pay $30 by check to PBTA (payable at any time during the workshop)

If all of these requirements are met, you will receive a continuing education certificate at the end of the workshop.


The registration deadline for this 2018 workshop is May 13, 2018. Completed application forms and payment must be received by the application deadline. Payments will be processed AFTER that date. No refunds will be available after payment is processed. Please find the registration form here.

Registration forms can be submitted:

Via postal mail to:
Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D., CTSA
3535 Market Street, Suite 600 North
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309

Via fax to: 215-746-3311, Attn: Sandy Capaldi

Via email as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to:


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