"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Evidence Based Treatment Strategies That Work!"
Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW
Friday, June 4, 2021
10:30 am - 1:45 pm
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a commonly misunderstood diagnosis that many therapists are fearful to work with. Hearing that your client is distressed by thoughts of harming themselves or others, or fears of hurting children, can cause therapists to wonder if they should take action for safety. The key discernment in treating OCD is understanding that these thoughts are unwanted and intrusive and that the client with OCD will not act out on them. Knowing how to address thoughts like these is important for successful treatment. This presentation will describe the differences in OCD thoughts versus actual harm thoughts and learn how to communicate treatment to a client as well as execute a treatment plan.
OCD is the most common anxiety disorder and one that requires very specialized treatment. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is an evidence-based treatment modality that has been scientifically proven to demonstrate a reduction of symptoms through the process of desensitization to the fears. This presentation will outline the various ways in which OCD can manifest, the differences in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and ERP, the principles of ERP, and how to execute a hierarchy and treatment. Above image taken from this YouTube video. Learning Objectives
1. Participants will be able to identify common themes of obsessions consistent with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
2. Participants will be able to differentiate between the use of cognitive behavior therapy and exposure and response prevention.
3. Participants will be able to explain the biological cycle of anxiety and how it related to a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
4. Participants will be able to distinguish differences in diagnoses that are included in Obsessive Compulsive and Related Conditions,
5. Participants will be able to identify how the family both help and hinder one who is struggling with OCD.
6. Participants will be able to identify how to create a hierarchy and use of the SUDS scale.
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About Dr. Robin Zasio
Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW is a specialist in treating OCD and anxiety disorders utilizing CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention techniques. She developed The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, Roseville, and El Dorado Hills. Dr. Zasio serves on the Scientific Advisory Board, Clinical Advisory Board, and Speakers Bureau for the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, and is also faculty for their Behavioral Training Institute. She is the author of The Hoarder In You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life. Dr. Zasio is a featured doctor on the A&E hit series "Hoarders" and host of "My Extreme Animal Phobia" on Animal Planet. Above image of Dr. Zasio by Animal Planet found here.
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