Join us for the OCD & Anxiety Fall Lecture Series!
SESSION III: Fear of Vomiting: Triple Exposure for Emetophobia
Emetophobia, a fear of vomiting, stands apart from most other mental health problems. It is often challenging to determine whether it is the correct diagnosis relative to diagnostic alternatives (Social Anxiety, ARFID, Anorexia, ODD, PTSD). There is even some debate as to how it should be categorized as a disorder (a Simple Phobia, or a subset of OCD). And while it may seem at first glance to be a disorder which results in no more than inconvenience to those that suffer with it, in truth emetophobics may struggle with catastrophic quality of life issues related to all aspects of life and functioning.
This webinar focuses on the often-subtle symptom presentations of this disorder, and reviews the multiple cognitive behavioral interventions aimed at helping emetophobics overcome their anxieties and reclaim their lives. Very specific strategies in the form of video exposure, environmental exposure, behavioral exposure, and symptom cue exposure will be illustrated. Interventions to avoid in therapy and instructions to provide to significant others in the emetophobic’s life will be presented. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the disorder and its emotional sequela and will have a set of specific strategies to share with their clients in treatment.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Identify many of the subtle ways in which emetophobia interferes with functioning through hypervigilance and behavioral avoidance
- Describe how to design an appropriate environmental/behavioral exposure for emetophobics
- Apply multiple level exposures to a single video, allowing them to create a more specific exposure hierarchy for their clients.
SESSION IV: Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What Clinicians Need to Know
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a common yet under-recognized disorder that may be unfamiliar to clinicians and which patients may be reluctant to reveal due to embarrassment and shame. BDD usually causes significant emotional distress, impairment in functioning, and poor quality of life, and it is associated with very high rates of suicidality. Despite its prevalence and severity, most patients do not receive adequate evidence-based treatment for BDD. Many patients instead seek and receive cosmetic treatment, which is usually ineffective and can even worsen BDD symptoms. This presentation will focus on BDD’s clinical features, how to diagnose BDD, and the two first-line evidence-based treatments for BDD, which are effective for a majority of patients: 1) certain medications, and 2) cognitive behavioral therapy that is tailored to BDD’s unique clinical features.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Describe the prevalence and key clinical features of body dysmorphic disorder and associated morbidity.
- Recognize the clues and diagnose BDD.
- Implement evidence-based treatments for BDD.
General Registration: $75
Employees of Sheppard Pratt and Affiliate Agencies: Free
This series offers 9.0 contact hours for attending all three dates.
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