CBT with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Thursday July 26, 2018

With Lauren L. Bodkin, Psy.D.

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 
Ruth S. Harley University Center (lunch included)

Many clinicians avoid treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder because it can be complex and resistant to treatment. In this practical workshop, participants will examine OCD through a cognitive-behavioral lens, covering case conceptualization and approaches to treatment. Attendees will explore the most common beliefs associated with OCD, how to assess them, and how to help people challenge distorted beliefs and ways of thinking that maintain the disorder. Exposure and response prevention techniques will be discussed with examples based on case studies. Clinical presentations of OCD are sometimes typical (e.g., involving checking or contamination), but can be quite complex in nature (e.g., involving concerns about events that could happen in the distant future, well after exposure). Comorbid psychiatric conditions often add dimensions to the picture, requiring clinicians to be flexible and creative in their approach to treatment. Two of the greatest barriers to treatment of OCD are low insight and low motivation. These issues will be discussed as well as useful strategies for addressing them, including the role of medication and metacognitive techniques.

Lauren Bodkin

Lauren Bodkin, Psy.D., is the founder of Sound Cognitive Therapy, a private practice specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Bodkin is the former Project Director at the Center of Prevention and Evaluation at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Medical Center, a clinical research program for the evaluation and treatment of adolescent and young adults who may be at risk for psychosis. Dr. Bodkin also provided neuropsychological testing and treatment at Yeshiva University at the Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities and at South Shore Cognitive Therapy in Lawrence, NY. While pursuing her doctorate at Long Island University, Dr. Bodkin received training in CBT at the Long island Center for Cognitive Therapy and at Brookdale Medical Center. She has worked in private practice since 2010, providing supervision to other mental health professionals on such topics as OCD and ADHD. She has written articles on a variety of topics, presented at conferences, and been featured on radio.

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