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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 valuable handouts & scripts. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $115

Educational Objectives:

  • Define the diagnostic criteria for OCD and understand how to tease out the subtypes that may or may not be presented by the client.
  • Define the subtypes of OCD (Harm, Sexual Orientation, Relationship, Pedophilia, Perfectionism, and Contamination) and the idiosyncrasies of their presentations.
  • Demonstrate the rationale and explain the use of ERP as the Gold Standard of treatment for OCD.
  • Explain how to use ERP for all the OCD subtypes.
  • Discuss the differences in ERP strategies for the most prevalent subtypes through case presentations with participants.

Workshop Description:

OCD is described by the World Health Organization as one of the most debilitating conditions in the world. Many clinicians state in their online profiles that they treat OCD, while most of them do not have any specialized training in OCD diagnosis or in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention therapy . To right this wrong, this talk will review what OCD is, how to go about making a diagnosis for OCD, and how to provide ERP for OCD. There will be a special focus on the various subtypes of OCD through case examples used for each of the common subtypes (Harm, Sexual Orientation, Relationship, Pedophilia, Perfectionism, and Contamination). The last part of this lecture will be case discussions from the participants of the talk. These will be discussed live, but please email the presenter an overview of the case ahead of time to get the discussion rolling. All case examples can be emailed to [email protected].

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.

What People are Saying About this Workshop:

  • "He was well-spoken, informative, smart, and so entertaining!" - ADC, LPC
  • "He was terrific... Engaging, succinct, informative." - RHG, LCSW
  • "Patrick McGrath is an engaging presenter who is a clear expert in his field." - DV, LCSW
  • "I learned a lot from the presenter and felt he gave great practical examples of exposures used." - KG, Licensed Psychologist
  • "This was by far one of the best workshops I've attended. The presenter was engaging, humorous, knowledgeable, and kept my attention the entire time!" - KSF, LPC
  • "Dr. McGrath was extremely professional and the presentation was well organized." - CM, APC
  • "I loved the presenter's easy nature and sense of humor. Use of case examples was great." - EL, LCSW
  • "The information was incredibly helpful in guiding me on appropriate responses to patients with OCD." - UJW, LCSW

5 Core or Related CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: This workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. 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.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live/synchronous and on-demand/asynchronous) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). Therefore, this workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may want to consider completing all 40 CEs this year while you have multiple viewing options.
    • Licensed in another state as a Psychologist? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding on-demand ("asynchronous") webinars.
  • Counselors: This workshop was previously approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) of Georgia, approval #2020-10-30-214LW.
    • Georgia Counselors: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop was previously approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #110220.
    • Georgia Social Workers: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop was previously approved for 5 CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #140-2020.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers, & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have National Approval for all of our courses through the American Psychological Association (APA), so this workshop should satisfy your “Related Hours” option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules and regulations.
  • The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists & Ethics: For all Masters Licensed Therapists in Georgia, On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars are considered "Related" hours. 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). Please see our Live Webinars for more synchronous options if needed. And for details regarding this new rule (Oct 2020) from the Secretary of State, click here.

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