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DNA-V for Anxiety Foundations I

NEW - Begins 4/26/22 at 1PM EST, CEs for psychologists and BCBAs

  • Started Apr 26
  • 300 US dollars
  • Online Session

Service Description

DNA-V I is a 6-session didactic course is for practitioners who are interested in learning how to provide ACT, with heavy emphasis on exposure and response prevention components, for children and adolescents, with OCD and anxiety disorders. . Sessions are at 1pm EST, go for 60 minutes, and are every other week. Recordings will be made of each session and will be available for viewing for 30 days after the course ends. DNA-V Foundations I will teach clinicians new to ACT and/or exposure and response prevention (ERP) how to effectively provide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based ERP for OCD, anxiety, and related disorders in youth. This course is based on the developmental model of ACT developed by Louise Hayes and Joseph Ciarrocchi (see The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection, New Harbinger, 2015). Course Dates: 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5 Course Overview: • Session 1. Overview of the DNA-V Model and applications to ERP • Session 2. OCD and Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence • Session 3. DNA-V as an Assessment Tool • Session 4: Creating a Flexible Self & Shaping Choice • Session 5: Values-Based Exposure • Session 6: Troubleshooting, Generalization & Maintenance Educational Objectives: After the completion of DNA-V Foundations I, participants will be able to 1. Describe the DNA-V Model and how it applies to ERP 2. Describe efficacy and use of exposure and response prevention 3. Conceptualize OCD and anxiety as avoidance-based disorders 4. Conceptualize cases using the DNA-V model 5. Assess for skills deficits in present moment awareness, fusion, and flexibility 6. Use the DNA-V “Comfort Zone” model to shape choice 7. Use the DNA-V “Comfort Zone” model to construct an exposure menu 8. Describe how to support young people in values-based exposures 9. Facilitate client willingness and choice 10. Describe obstacles to generalization and maintenance of flexible exposure practice Intended Audience: Beginning and Intermediate-level clinicians Cost is $300. There is an extra $15 fee for CEs. Scholarships or reduced fees are available for practitioners who belong to or serve marginalized communities.

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