Evidenced Based Treatment of Pediatric Treatment Resistant OCD Integrated with Roman Catholic Formation

  • 17 May 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Live Webinar
  • 40

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Presented by: Brigette Erwin, PhD.

When: May 17, 2019  12:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST 

Where: Live Webinar via Zoom 

Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Nurses.

Cost: FREE for CPA Members, $40 for Non-members. 

CE Credit: 3 CE's are available for $20. Please make sure you purchase CE credits prior to the start of the webinar. Go to this link to register for CE credits: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=2700

Description: 

Treatment of the anxiety disorders in youth is largely effective with an average response rate of 60-74% or higher (Connolly & Nanayakkara, 2009; van der Leeden et al., 2011). However, a significant percentage of children, specifically with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), are either non responders or treatment resistant. Characteristics such as a high need for control, treatment refusal, a strong belief in the need to maintain the anxiety disorder, and rigidity in thinking frequently function as barriers to treatment for these children. These characteristics have an effect on the family and community, which can function to reinforce the anxiety disorder.

This webinar will present prevalence, characteristics, and treatment of the anxiety disorders and OCD as consistent with tenets of Roman Catholic spiritual formation and human formation,making it possible to translate back and forth between what we know to be true from a spiritual perspective and what we know to be effective from the clinical psychology research literature. Characteristics of and evidence-based treatment of pediatric OCD using exposure with response prevention will be described. Specific ways in which evidence-based treatment and spiritual and human formation can be integrated will be presented, along with ways in which exposure with response prevention may be tailored to incorporate patient-specific factors such as control, treatment refusal, and rigidity. This webinar will address ways in which evidence-based treatment strategies can be applied across multiple settings in order to maximize compliance and treatment response among treatment-resistant children with OCD. Treatment interventions delivered to parents and family will be described so as to treat factors that function to maintain treatment-resistant pediatric OCD. Treatment interventions delivered to the community and school settings will be presented so as to assist practitioners in designing ways in which practitioners can work effectively with the community and schools to treat treatment-resistant pediatric OCD. Difficulties with dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices for clients with treatment-resistant anxiety disorders will be summarized; and strategies for improving uptake of effective interventions will be described.

Agenda

12:00 – 1:30 Prevalence, characteristics, and treatment of the anxiety disorders and OCD among youth, as consistent with Roman Catholic formation

1:30 – 1:45 Break

1:45 – 3:15 Delivery of interventions to parents, family, and school

Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices; & questions

Learning Objectives

  •  To describe prevalence, characteristics, and treatment of the anxiety disorders and OCD, specifically among youth, as consistent with tenets of Roman Catholic spiritual formation andhuman formation.
  • To apply interventions to incorporate patient-specific factors, such as control, treatment refusal, and rigidity, commonly found in pediatric treatment resistant OCD.
  • To apply interventions across multiple settings including parents, family, and school settings in order to maximize compliance and treatment response among treatment-resistant children with OCD.
  • To summarize difficulties with dissemination and implementation of evidence-basedpractices for clients with treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and to describe strategies for improving uptake of effective interventions.

Dr. Brigette Erwin


Dr. Brigette Erwin, psychologist, speaker, and author, founded and directs The Anxiety and OCD Center, a leading Philadelphia-area provider of evidence-based treatment of the anxiety and related disorders. Through Dr. Erwin Consulting, she provides evidence-based consulting to corporate clients. Dr. Erwin received her PhD from Temple University, completed a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Erwin is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Public Relations Chair of the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, and Consultant to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.



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