Lecture

Virtual OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Sessions V & VI

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

SESSION V: Inhibitory Learning Theory In Exposure-Based Treatment Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Presented by: Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is the most effective intervention for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with improvement rates between 60-70%. Nevertheless, some individuals do not respond well to this treatment, or experience immediate improvement, but show relapse at some point after therapy. One reason for this is that ERP has not adequately led to the extinction of obsessional fear. For example, an over-reliance on habituation during exposure therapy can lead to anxiety-reduction during exposure trials which is not the same thing as long-term fear extinction. This workshop aims to help attendees (1) understand why habituation is not necessarily sufficient for long-term fear extinction, and (2) learn strategies based on inhibitory learning models of exposure for maximizing long-term fear extinction during ERP.

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Describe the inhibitory learning model of exposure therapy.
  2. Explain the importance of fear-tolerance over habituation.
  3. Identify methods of maximizing inhibitory learning during exposure therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

 

SESSION VI: Disgust And Not Just Right Experiences In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Presented by: Dean McKay, PhD

The workshop will focus on the nature of not just right experiences, also known as incompleteness, the presentation of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Additionally, the emotion disgust will be described, and illustrated for its role in the onset and maintenance of specific forms of OCD. These two facets of OCD, while under investigated, are further described for their essential role in the disorder. The workshop will conclude with strategies for addressing each of these components of OCD.

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the sense of incompleteness in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from harm avoidance and other traditional conceptualizations of the disorder.
  2. Identify facets of disgust, and how these may impact symptoms of OCD.
  3. Use the conceptualization for incompleteness and disgust in developing methods for exposure treatment for OCD.

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.