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Introduction to OCD Treatment

Join us for a Live Webinar on June 28, 2024 from 1pm-2:30pm Eastern Daylight Time
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by obsessions (repetitive, intrusive, and distressing thoughts) and compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts performed in response to the obsessions). It's important to note that treatment for OCD typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and ongoing supportive measures and that most clinicians do not get specialized training in treating OCD as part of traditional clinical education. While many clinicians may find treating individuals with OCD to be daunting and intimidating, quality evidence-based treatments, such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), are available and highly effective in managing OCD symptoms and improving quality of life.

As OCD is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, this introductory workshop will provide important considerations for differential diagnosis and treatment planning, including the fundamentals of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). This workshop is an excellent primer for clinicians who are interested in learning more about how to effectively identify and treat individuals with OCD.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Identify symptoms that distinguish OCD from other related mental health conditions.

  • Explain the rationale for the use of Exposure and Response Prevention to manage the symptoms of OCD.

  • List at least three key principles of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

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Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders. In this role, she provides ongoing training, supervision and consultation to clinicians across disciplines for the purpose of continually assessing and improving competence in the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Smith is co-author of The Renfrew Unified Treatment for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity Therapist Guide and Workbook (Oxford University Press), is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Approved Supervisor, and is a Certified Therapist and Trainer for the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP).

In addition to her work with the Renfrew Center, Dr. Smith maintains a telehealth private practice specializing in the supervision and consultation of registered mental health counselor interns (Florida) and individuals seeking eating disorder specialist certification through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).