DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

Telehealth-based CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Challenges and Opportunities

  • June 05, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Webinar

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Telehealth-based CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -

Challenges and Opportunities

June 5, 2020, 9AM-12:15PM (one 15 minute break)

Three (3) Continuing Education Credits

Presented by Dr. Omar Rahman

Please see our Program Brochure

Target Audience:

The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community 

Workshop Description:

As current social distancing recommendations continue, clinicians are starting to consider best practices for evidence-based treatments using the telehealth format. This webinar will focus on treating OCD and common comorbid conditions (e.g. depression, tics, etc.) using this modality. Exposure based therapies (e.g., ERP) are the current gold standard treatment for OCD and related disorders (APA, 2007) and a telehealth platform may offer a variety of opportunities as long as clinicians are adequately prepared to address the inherent challenges. In this webinar, we will discuss how to manage these challenges as well as ways to improve effectiveness of this treatment while being mindful of context and culture when working with patients and family members in their homes, with respect to cultural practices, and cultural/familial norms. Finally, we will consider how to best work with patients with OCD and other anxiety disorders with regard to current CDC recommendations including social distancing, increased hygiene practices, and how to balance treatment goals with managing the risks related to exposure to COVID19.

  •   About the Presenter:

Omar Rahman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders as well as habit reversal training for trichotillomania and tic disorders. Dr. Rahman’s clinical practice and research both focus on these areas. He has published several research articles, case studies, and book chapters in these areas. He is currently conducting research evaluating the efficacy of habit reversal training for trichotillomania in children and adolescents, as well as behavioral treatment of trichotillomania in young children.

Dr. Rahman received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Florida, an M.A. in clinical psychology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. At Purdue, he conducted research examining factors predicting psychosocial adjustment of students and immigrants from South Asia. He also has worked extensively with children with disruptive behavior disorders and anxiety disorders.

The presenter does not have any commercial support and/or conflict for interest for this program.

Workshop Objectives:

At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Predict challenges and list effective ways to manage patient challenges that arise while offering OCD treatment in a telehealth format.
  2. Anticipate and adapt treatment for OCD with regard to common issues related to the current pandemic.
  3. Adapt treatment and respect multicultural contexts when treating OCD in the patient’s home via telehealth.  

Please Take Note:

Telehealth-based CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Challenges and Opportunities,” is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 3 CE credits.  The Delaware Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION FORM WILL RECEIVE THREE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by June 4, 2020 will be refunded in full, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after June 4, 2020.

     
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