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  • CEs: 5 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists (through APA) or 5 "Related" Continuing Education Hours for Counselors (through LPCA of GA), Social Workers (through GSCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (through GAMFT).
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $115

Important CEU Information (Updated 10/20/20)

On-Demand Webinars: Defined as “asynchronous” workshops that are prerecorded, and you may watch them at your leisure on your own time.

The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists:

For Masters Licensed Therapists, both On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars and "Related" hours are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Therefore, this workshop would be counted as part of your allotted 15 "Related Hours." Please see our Live Webinars for Core and Ethics hours. For details regarding this new rule from the Secretary of State, click here.

The Georgia Board of Psychologists:

Has approved Live Webinars and On-Demand Webinars to be counted the same as live workshops for the remainder of this renewal period (including Ethics!!!). We are still awaiting The Board’s decision regarding the next renewal cycle.

Educational Objectives:

  • Compare treating anxiety & OCD during a pandemic vs. times of less "real danger."
  • Explain the treatment protocol for intrusive thoughts.
  • Describe how to tailor exposure work to telemental health.
  • Discuss the difference between trying harder vs. trying different.
  • Review the treatment protocol for health anxiety and how to apply this to COVID-19.

Workshop Description:

As if we were not anxious enough, 2020 brings us COVID-19, economic turmoil, a presidential election, and the ability to practice therapy in a nice shirt and pajama pants. Ok, so the last part might not be so bad, but everything else kind of is. And, for the patients who we were treating before COVID hit, there are a few telling responses: 1.) There is a group who are just more anxious in general, 2.) There is a group of clients who couldn't care less about COVID because they are still driving around the block to see if they hit someone last week, and 3) There are those who have seen an exacerbation in symptoms due to social isolation, worry about feeling their family, wondering if they cleaned off the virus enough from their packages, and who feel down and depressed because they have seen some of their therapy gains fade away.

Therefore, it is imperative that we make therapy accessible and effective for individuals. This workshop will focus on how to make teletherapy the best that it can be, from effectively implementing Exposure and Response Prevention exercises with your patients, to helping them increase behavioral activation in their worlds. We will review innovative ways to use technology and see how it can aid in the process of doing therapy for anxious patients, along with doing a deep dive into treating the tough stuff, like intrusive thoughts, motivating patients to do things differently and not just trying harder at what is already not working, and working with individuals with health anxiety fears.

Presented by: Patrick McGrath Ph.D.

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri. Dr. McGrath specializes in the treatment for Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. To treat these disorders, he utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention.

Dr. McGrath has given over 800 presentations on the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD at schools, hospitals, private practices and universities, as well as local, national, and international conferences. He has trained therapists national and internationally for PESI and the TATRA training corporations.

Dr. McGrath has supervised over 50 students in his career through practicum, internship, and postdoctoral fellowships. He is the author or co-author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles, and has also authored a book on OCD (The OCD Answer Book) and a stress management manual (Don’t Try Harder, Try Different).

Dr. McGrath currently serves as the Head of Clinical Services for NOCD, leading their teletherapy services across the United States to help people with OCD. He is also a Lead Psychologist at AMITA Health, where he opened Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospital, and Residential Treatment Programs for Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD. He is also the President of Anxiety Centers of Illinois, a private practice group, and a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Boards of the International OCD Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the President of OCD Midwest.

5 Core or Related CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Counselors: This workshop was originally approved for 5 core hours for counselors through LPCA of Georgia, approval #2020-10-14-183AW; this workshop now counts as Related Hours per Georgia Composite Board Rule 135-9-.01.
  • Social Workers: This workshop was originally approved for 5 core hours for social workers through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #070620; this workshop now counts as Related Hours per Georgia Composite Board Rule 135-9-.01.
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop was originally approved for 5 core hours for marriage and family therapists through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #092-2020; this workshop now counts as Related Hours per Georgia Composite Board Rule 135-9-.01.

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