Client Resistance in ERP for OCD On-Demand CE Webinar for therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists

On-Demand: Navigating Client Resistance in ERP Treatment for OCD - 6 CEUs

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  • CE Hours Included: 6 Core (see below for more information)
  • 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 handout and multiple handouts & forms. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $140 (provides lifetime access!)
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  • Presented by: Ashlenn Von Wiegand, Ph.D. & Hamilton Von Wiegand, LPC (see bio below)
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, and Other Mental Health Professionals (People who hoard as well as their family and friends are welcome to attend as well!)
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate
  • This workshop is not yet available; by pre-registering, you will receive immediate access when it becomes available in August.

Learning Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  1. Briefly review the main concepts and principles of ERP treatment and its benefits for clients with OCD
  2. Describe the types of resistance one might experience in treating someone with OCD and how to help clients pivot towards their therapeutic goals and values in life
  3. Discuss “resistant friendly” exposures to do with clients who are fearful of starting ERP work to build mastery and motivation
  4. Describe skills to teach your clients to help them navigate their ambivalence and resistance
  5. Review other modalities that can work synergistically with ERP to help navigate client resistance in OCD work
  6. Discuss factors to consider for treatment planning and case conceptualization for clients resistant to ERP treatment

Workshop Description:

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) may be one of the best modalities in treating OCD; however, getting a client to be consistent or even willing to participate in a treatment that encourages them to lean into their discomfort can be quite challenging. The client’s commitment to doing hard things brings about the most life changes for clients in ERP treatment. Most clients hate doing hard things, so we, as ERP therapists, are faced with clients dropping out of treatment, avoiding exposure practice, and the good ol’ subject change in sessions. After all, anxiety’s best friend is avoidance, right? This workshop will help therapists navigate client resistance and help them get clients back on track and motivated to become resilient in the face of OCD.

Presented by:

Ashlenn Von Wiegand, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS, CCH, NCC

Dr. Ashlenn Von Wiegand is the Clinical Director and founder of Liberating Counseling Services, a practice specializing in anxiety disorders, self-harming behaviors, addictions, and behavior change. In her practice, Dr. Von Wiegand and her clinicians provide individual and group therapy for OCD spectrum disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and addiction for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Von Wiegand is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy (ST) and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Dr. Von Wiegand is also the founder of a supervision, consultation, and training venture known as Clinician Collaborative. Through Clinician Collaborative, she provides resources and tools for clinicians seeking to expand their understanding of the modalities in which she specializes. She loves presenting and equipping clinicians with tools and resources to help them thrive in their practice.

Hamilton Von Wiegand, LPC, CSAT, CMAT, CCH

Hamilton Von Wiegand is a professional counselor with a broad range of experience. He has worked in every level of clinical setting (in-home and community-based services, outpatient, PHP, psychiatric inpatient, and long-term residential treatment) with ages from 4 years old to 90 years old. Hamilton currently works in private practice alongside his wife, Dr. Ashlenn Von Wiegand. Hamilton has extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy (ST), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. In his practice, he specializes in treating addictions and dual diagnosis clients, anxiety and OCD disorders, personality disorders, complex cases, and issues that don't fit into clear diagnostic categories. Hamilton is deeply passionate about understanding the science, research, and philosophy underlying quality therapeutic interventions.

6 "Asynchronous" Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:
  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Knowledge Tree maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For more detailed information regarding CE approvals, please click here.
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 6 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #061824. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 6 Core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #173-2024. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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