6-CE Diagnosis & Treatment Event: OCD and Exposure and Response Prevention!, University of St. Mary, Friday, 13. September 2019

Are you a member of the KCMHA Professional Education Program?
If so, register for this event for FREE, here: .

This course provides you with the ability to recognize and diagnose Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, which often goes unnoticed, untreated, or incorrectly treated.  Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) has been named the gold-standard of treatment for OCD with an improvement rate in 70% of its patients, yet many clinicians are unclear on how to use ERP skills in their practice.
This 6-CE, experiential, skills-based workshop will provide you with practical ERP-based tools and techniques that you can utilize in a variety of practices and settings! Attend this workshop to learn more about how you can incorporate ERP techniques into your practice work with clients right away. Through this course you will learn skills such as how to create fear hierarchies, develop with clients a Response Prevention Plan, complete a Practice Record, and identify and track subjective units of distress. All materials for these skills will be included with your registration!
1.) Summarize the diagnosis and criteria of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and be able to recognize it in a patient.
2.) Learn the evidence based treatment of OCD, Exposure & Response Prevention, and the rationale behind it.
3.) Create a hierarchy of exposures for a patient with OCD.
4.) State the difference between “Bad Thoughts” OCD versus suicidal or homicidal feelings.
5.) Discuss how to trouble shoot situations when Exposure & Response Prevention does not appear to be working.  
6.) Utilize a Response Prevention Plan in order to decrease compulsions.
About the Speaker:
Amanda Petrik-Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, and received a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas.  Amanda's training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); the preferred and recommended treatment for anxiety disorders.  She has also received training through Kansas City Center for Anxiety Disorders while working at the Anxiety Treatment Program for children at Family Service & Guidance Center.  Additionally, she was trained at the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, through the International OCD Foundation, and has attended the Anxiety & Depression Association of America annual conferences.  Amanda's goal is to help those who experience anxiety in the forms of Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, social anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, and selective mutism, to finally find hope and relief.

This event meets the CE requirements for mental health professionals in Kansas and Missouri. Mind Works Professional Education, Inc. (trade name Kansas City Mental Health Associates) is an APA-approved provider for self-study continuing education courses and an NBCC-approved provider for live continuing education events.

Friday, 13. September 2019, University of St. Mary, 6-CE Diagnosis & Treatment Event: OCD and Exposure and Response Prevention!

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