Intensive Workshop in Exposure & Response Prevention (Ex/RP) for OCD

July 11-14, 2022 

Co-sponsored by:  Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Who may attend:  Licensed mental health professionals or those working under a licensed mental health professional. Because of the advanced nature of this workshop and the limited enrollment, participants should have prior experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy and treating patients with anxiety.

Dates:       Monday, July 11, 2022 – Thursday, July 14, 2022

Times:       9:00am to 5:00pm

Cost:          $1500.00 per person. This fee covers the cost of workshop and supporting materials, which will include all slide handouts and assessment materials to be emailed to you prior to the workshop

Workshop Location: Zoom (you will be sent an invitation with instructions prior to the workshop)

Workshop description: The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania will offer an intensive 4-day training workshop in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (EX\RP) Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This workshop is open to licensed mental health professionals and those working under a license. Due to the advanced nature of this workshop, we prefer participants who have prior experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Enrollment is limited.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the diagnosis and psychopathology of OCD 
  • Discuss empirically supported, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic treatments for OCD and compare the efficacy of these treatment approaches 
  • Discuss the theory underlying and the empirical support for EX/RP 
  • Implement psychoeducational treatment components of EX/RP for OCD 
  • Construct an in-vivo exposure hierarchy that includes a range of situations that effectively promote learning 
  • Implement in-vivo exposure 
  • Conduct imaginal exposure to feared consequences 
  • Discuss how and when to modify EX/RP techniques to tailor the therapy to the individual (e.g., developmental issues, co-morbid conditions) 
  • Discuss the basic techniques of EX/RP for treatment of adults 
  • Implement imaginal role-plays in a mock treatment session 
  • Assess OCD symptoms and design an appropriate treatment plan

Webinar workshop requirements:

  • You must have utilities, internet service, phone service, and an appropriately private location at your home or office in order to ensure HIPAA compliance.
    • The private location should be free of noise and distractions. (If you are the parent of young children, appropriate child care arrangements must be in place.)
  • You must agree to attend each hour of the video conference and agree to use video of yourself during the video conference in order to track attendance.
  • You must purchase the paperback version of the EX/RP Therapist Guide and Patient Workbook (available in many places but here are links to purchase on Amazon):
  • You must agree not to copy or distribute workshop materials provided to you in the course of the workshop.
  • Since authentic patient videos are utilized during the training, you must agree to abide by all applicable rules of confidentiality and HIPAA compliance, including but not limited to no audio or video-recording of the workshop in any form.

You will be asked to affirm the previous conditions and your agreement to them prior to the commencement of the workshop.

If you are interested in and eligible for Continuing Education credits, read below:

THE PHILADELPHIA BEHAVIOR THERAPY ASSOCIATION (PBTA) IS APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION TO SPONSOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS.  PBTA MAINTAINS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM AND ITS CONTENT.  THIS PRESENTATION PROVIDES TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS OF CE CREDITS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS.

PBTA IS ALSO AN AUTHORIZED PROVIDER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS LICENSED IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA - THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS OF CE CREDITS. 

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

In order to receive continuing education credits, participants must:

  • attend each hour of the workshop (no late arrivals or early departures)
  • complete a course evaluation

If both of these requirements are met, you will receive a continuing education certificate after the conclusion of the workshop.

 

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. Hillary Ammon. Note that workshop fees are non-refundable after the application due date (one week before the start of the workshop). 

 

About the Presenters

Hillary Ammon, Psy.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s school of medicine, and a licensed clinical psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). She is also a member of the consultation team at the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science. She received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2012, a master’s degree from Rosemont College in 2014, and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019. She has a strong interest and clinical background in anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and trauma disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, and cognitive behavioral interventions/EBPs. She worked under Dr. Mary Anne Layden at the Center for Cognitive Therapy for two years and Dr. J. Russell Ramsay at the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program for one year during her graduate studies and completed her internship at Friends Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) in 2019. She completed her two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the CTSA. Dr. Ammon specializes in EX/RP, PE, HRT, and cognitive behavioral interventions for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, perinatal anxiety disorders, body-focused repetitive behavior disorders, and ARFID. She works with adults, adolescents, and children.  Dr. Ammon is also involved in clinical teaching, supervision, and consultation of these treatments.  

Jessica Bodie, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Child Services at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bodie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Denver and her Master's and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Temple University. Dr. Bodie completed her clinical internship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Bodie specializes in the treatment of OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety. She is a certified clinician, consultant, and supervisor in Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD and Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD. Additionally, Dr. Bodie has conducted research on and clinically treats extremely picky eating (also called Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, ARFID), emetophobia (vomit phobia), and choking phobia. Dr. Bodie is active in the field and participates in teaching, writing, supervision, and consultation activities to disseminate evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders. 

Lily Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Director at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.  Dr. Brown received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology at Drexel University and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Learning and Behavior Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  In graduate school, Dr. Brown researched mechanisms of change in fear conditioning and extinction, with a particular focus on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in the Anxiety and Depression Research Center.  She completed her predoctoral internship at Brown University in the Psychosocial Research Department where she completed research on the rate of suicidal behaviors in patients with PTSD.   Dr. Brown’s current research focuses on treatment development and implementation to mitigate suicide risk in patients with anxiety disorders and PTSD.  She specializes in cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders, including Exposure and Response prevention (EX/RP) for obsessive compulsive disorder, and has been trained in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. 

Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D. is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Associate Director, Clinical Director, & Director of Implementation at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). Dr. Capaldi completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Temple University and received a master of arts degree in clinical psychology at MCP Hahnemann University. She went on to receive a master of science degree and to complete her doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a variety of clinical experiences with patient populations ranging from children to older adults and is certified by the CTSA as a PE Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer and as an Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD (Ex/RP) Therapist and Consultant. Dr. Capaldi also specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment for trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, and somatic symptom and related disorders.

Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D., is the Director of Practicum and Internship Training at the CTSA. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.S. and 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, and 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.

Jeremy Tyler, Psy.D., is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of Web & Day-Program Services at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). Dr. Tyler received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. Dr. Tyler joined the CTSA in 2016 after the completing his clinical internship at the Dallas VA, where he completed clinical rotations in the PTSD/trauma clinic, PTSD/substance abuse clinic, outpatient mental health clinic, and spinal cord injury center. Dr. Tyler’s research interests include understanding the role of transdiagnostic mechanisms involved in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, including OCD and PTSD, with a particular interest in the role of anxiety sensitivity, perfectionism and emotion regulation. Clinically, Dr. Tyler is certified in providing and supervising Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD and Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD. Additionally, he provides cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety. Additionally, Dr. Tyler is highly interested in the dissemination and implementation of these treatments and is highly involved in clinical teaching, supervision, and consultation of these treatments.

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Additional Resources

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