Treating OCD: Foundations of Exposure & Ritual Prevention

April 21 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Office of Professional Excellence
Phone:
212 851 2513
Email:
Website:
ope.socialwork.columbia.edu

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | IN PERSON AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 6.5 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), one of the top 20 leading causes of illness-related disability according to the World Health Organization, and often causes significant academic, occupational and family impairment. Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) has proven to be an effective therapy. In EX/RP, a patient is guided in gradually facing feared situations while resisting rituals or compulsions. The presenter will outline how to develop an exposure-based course of treatment, review exposure ideas for common OCD symptoms, and model the use of exposure in various formats. The presentation will also focus on identifying and reducing rituals and how to include family members in the treatment process. Live modeling and role plays will be used throughout the workshop.

About the presenter:
Dr. Anthony Puliafico (bio) is an associate professor of medical psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. He serves as Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) -Westchester, an anxiety specialty clinic in Tarrytown, NY. He previously served as assistant director of psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research Clinic. Dr. Puliafico specializes in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children, anxiety and adults. His clinical work and research have focused on the treatment of pediatric OCD, school refusal, and adapting treatments for young children with anxiety.

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