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The International OCD Foundation’s (IOCDF) Behavior Therapist Training Institute (BTTI) in Houston

For the second year in a row, OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California is excited to host the Behavior Therapy Training Institute this weekend, April 22nd-24th! This training program is designed for treatment providers who are interested in working with clients with OCD and anxiety disorders. BTTI is sponsored by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and directed by C. Alec Pollard, PhD. In addition to Dr. Pollard, the other faculty delivering the training include:

 

Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP

Program Director, OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California

 

Constantina H. Boudouvas, LCSW

Private Practice in Houston, TX

 

Joyce Davidson, MD

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

Psychiatrist, OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California

 

John Hart, PhD

Co-Director of Research, OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California

Partner, Behavior Therapy of Houston

 

Alec Pollard, PhD

Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

Professor Emeritus of Community and Family Medicine, Saint Louis University

 

Melinda Stanley, PhD

Professor and Head, Division of Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine

The McIngvale Family Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research

Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

Aureen Wagner, PhD

Founder, Anxiety Wellness Center, Cary, NC

Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Learning objectives of the BTTI include:

  • Participants will be able to accurately diagnose Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • Participants will be able to design and implement Cognitive Behavioral interventions for OCD, particularly exposure and response prevention.
  • Participants will understand the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of OCD and will have knowledge of the agents used in its treatment.
  • Participants will be able to develop treatment plans for children and adolescents who have OCD.
  • Participants will understand comorbidity and the Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum and treatment applications therein.
  • Participants will be able to develop a plan to aid individuals with treatment resistant OCD including the use of Motivational Interviewing techniques and other strategies for managing treatment resistant OCD and OC Spectrum Disorders.

Participants will apply knowledge gained in the educational portion of the institute during small group studies of case examples.

When:

Date(s) - Apr 22nd, 2016 - Apr 24th, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • Michael, Texas
    Before I entered the program I was not able to function around my house or anywhere. My days were consumed with washing and cleaning. It was hopeless. I couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. But, with God’s help and the Houston OCD Program’s help, I am now able to function at […]