Lecture

Virtual OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Sessions III & IV

Join us for our 2021 Virtual OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series at Sheppard Pratt

SESSION III: Treating Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Presented by: Aureen Pinto Wagner, MD 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common, often debilitating, and chronic disorder with a reputation for being difficult to treat.  This reputation, however, conflicts with evidence that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on exposure with response prevention (ERP) and related evidence-based approaches are effective.  Lacking an understanding of some core concepts in assessing and treating the disorder can result in misdiagnosis and implementation of ineffective interventions.  Furthermore, failure to identify less commonly understood symptoms as part of OCD can result in increasing shame and impairment in patients who were already apprehensive about seeking help.  This lecture will be an introduction to conceptualizing care for OCD patients and demystify the disorder and its most effective treatment strategies.

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Define obsessions and compulsions in the context of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  2. Differentiate cognitive restructuring from co-ritualizing.
  3. Describe different types of exposure and response prevention techniques.

SESSION IV: Working With Families And Treatment Refusal
Presented by: C. Alec Pollard, PhD

Families are the forgotten victims of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), especially when the individual affected is unwilling to seek help. Clinicians typically have little to offer these families, believing nothing can be done until the individual’s motivation for treatment changes. This presentation will describe Family Well-Being Consultation (FWBC), an approach developed to help families of individuals with OCD who do not seek recovery. Participants in this workshop will learn the family interaction patterns typically surrounding treatment-refusal, methods for assessing family interaction patterns, and a treatment model developed to improve family functioning and promote treatment-seeking. The presentation will use a combination of lecture, slides, demonstrations, and case discussion.

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of recovery avoidance.
  2. Describe two types of family responses that reinforce recovery avoidance.
  3. Articulate the critical concepts and assumptions of Family Well-Being Consultation.

Fees:

General Registration: Fee to attend one activity $75. 
Early bird rates: Attend all three activities for $150 (valid through March 1, 2021). Includes all three dates: March 26, April 23, and May 21, 2021, offering 9 contact hours.
Use coupon code: OCD 2021.

Employees of Sheppard Pratt and affiliate agencies: Activity fee to attend one activity $45.
Early Bird rates: Attend all three activities for $75 (valid through March 1, 2021). Includes all three dates: March 26, April 23, and May 21, 2021, offering 9 contact hours.
Use coupon code: SP OCD 2021 

To register and make a payment:

  1. Payment can be made by credit card through the Sheppard Pratt Ethos System. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
  2. To register to earn credit for attending this activity, log into or register for an account in Sheppard Pratt's Ethos continuing education system. 
  3. Select the activity and add to cart.
  4. Follow the prompts until payment and registration is complete. 

Withdrawal deadlines & refund policy: 

March 1, 2021 is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the EARLY BIRD and receive a refund. Withdrawals from the EARLY BIRD are subject to a $40/20 administrative charge. No refunds or credits will be issued for request for withdrawal from the EARLY BIRD after the listed deadlines.

March 12, 2021 is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the March 26th event. Withdrawals from the March 26th event are subject to a $20/$10 administrative charge. No refunds or credits will be issued for request for withdrawal from the March 12th event after the listed deadlines.

April 9, 2021 is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the April 23rd event. Withdrawals from the April 23rd event are subject to a $20/$10 administrative charge. No refunds or credits will be issued for request for withdrawal from the April 23rd event after the listed deadlines.

May 7, 2021 is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the May 21, 2021 event. Withdrawals from the May event are subject to a $20/$10 administrative charge. No refunds or credits will be issued for request for withdrawal from the May 21st event after the listed deadlines.

This series offers 9.0 contact hours when attending all three dates.

Physician Statement: Sheppard Pratt is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Statement: Sheppard Pratt is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours for nurses.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.