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Treatment-Interfering Behavior in OCD

w/Alec Pollard, PhD, 9/27 10/4, noon - 4PM EST, CEs for psychologists, ASWB, NBCC, BACB pending

  • Starts Sep 27
  • 600 US dollars
  • Online

Available spots

Service Description

This 2-session, live, online workshop provides training in therapeutic approaches to treatment-interfering behavior developed at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute’s Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders. Part 1 will describe an approach called Treatment Readiness Therapy (TRT) in which the therapist works directly with a patient to modify treatment-interfering behavior. Part 2 covers Family Well-Being Consultation (FWBC), which was developed to help families deal effectively with a loved one who refuses treatment. Interventions used in TRT and FWBC require further examination in larger-scale clinical trials, although both approaches comprise evidence-based well-researched clinical interventions. The workshop will include lecture, slides, demonstrations, and case examples. Course Overview: I. Part 1: Treatment Readiness Therapy (TRT) A. Overview of Treatment Engagement, Ambivalence, & Resistance B. Identifying Treatment-Interfering Behavior (TIB) C. The Components of Treatment Readiness Therapy II. Part 2: Family Well-Being Consultation A. The Nature of Recovery Avoidance B. The Family’s Role in Recovery Avoidance C. The 5 Steps of Family Well-Being Consultation (FWBC) Intended Audience: Intermediate and Advanced • Identify common types of treatment-interfering behavior • Identify 4 cognitive behavioral factors that contribute to treatment-interfering behavior and other forms of recovery avoidance • Articulate the main components of Treatment Readiness Therapy • Develop/use interventions designed to modify treatment-interfering behavior • Describe how family accommodations reinforce recovery avoidance • Define the term "minimization" and articulate how it exacerbates recovery avoidance • Describe the 5 steps of Family Well-Being Consultation • Develop/use interventions to help families manage crises commonly associated with treatment-refusal Dr. Pollard is Founding Director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist who works with a range of obsessive-compulsive and anxiety-related disorders, with a special interest in patients ambivalent about or resistant to treatment. He has authored over 100 publications, including 3 books, and serves on the IOCDF Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board and Training Committee.

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612 Main St, Melrose, MA, USA

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