Trauma-Related OCD On-Demand CE Webinar for therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists

On-Demand: Trauma-Related OCD: Exposure Therapy for Co-Occurring OCD and PTSD - 3 CEUs

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  • CE Hours Included: 3 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 and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $87 (provides lifetime access!)
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  • Presented by: Caitlin Pinciotti, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals

Learning Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Discuss the importance of treating trauma-related Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to enhance Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy outcomes.
  • Differentiate similarly presenting and functioning symptoms of OCD and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Explain the similarities and differences between exposure therapy treatment approaches for OCD and PTSD.
  • Apply what is learned about exposure therapy for co-occurring OCD and PTSD to their own caseloads.

Workshop Description:

Have you ever been utilizing ERP with a client, but it’s just not working? This may be due to untreated trauma that must be addressed for clients to respond to ERP.

This workshop will describe how to implement exposure therapy with individuals with co-occurring PTSD and OCD. The workshop will begin with describing the ways in which trauma and PTSD can impact OCD (e.g., trauma-related OCD), followed by a thorough review of differential diagnostic and functional assessment of similarly presenting and functioning symptoms of OCD and PTSD. Next, a review of ERP for OCD and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, including similarities and differences in the treatment approaches. Last, the workshop will describe how to integrate exposure therapy approaches when working with individuals with co-occurring OCD and PTSD, including common misconceptions and pitfalls.

Presented by: Caitlin Pinciotti, Ph.D.

Dr. Caitlin Pinciotti is a Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Trauma Psychology focus at Northern Illinois University. She received training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) from national trainers at the VA. She completed her pre-doctoral residency and post-doctoral fellowship at Rogers Behavioral Health, working primarily on the adult residential OCD and anxiety unit while also supporting other units, including the Trauma Recovery partial hospitalization program. In these roles, she worked to train the OCD residential staff in trauma-focused care, including training and supervising the behavioral specialists and therapists in PE therapy within the context of intensive OCD treatment. Dr. Pinciotti has treated individuals with OCD and trauma at all levels of care, ranging from community and VA outpatient clinics to PHP/IOP and residential treatment. She serves as Co-Chair of the International OCD Foundation Trauma and PTSD in OCD Special Interest Group and is the Chair of the Special Interest Group’s Science and Research Committee. Dr. Pinciotti’s research focuses on the assessment, conceptualization, and treatment of OCD, trauma, and PTSD, in particular when these conditions and experiences intersect. She has given 38 conference presentations and published 43 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics.

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "Dr. P was excellent and provided an excellent workshop. Great workshop and presenter." - NL, Psychologist
  • "I found the information presented to be intriguing and concise, Dr. Pinciotti is truly an expert in this topic. I thought her analogies were easy to understand, case studies relevant, research was new and spot on to the topic." - JA, LPC
  • "The presenter clearly was excited and knowledgeable about the material. Her expertise came through clearly." - SW, LPC
  • "The content was relevant and comprehensive. I will now consider concurrent treatment of OCD and PTSD in my practice." - MJ, LPC
  • "The presenter did a great job of using clear language, explaining the concepts, and using case examples to illustrate the concepts." - SJ, LCSW
  • "Dr. P was intelligent, knowledgeable, funny, interesting, and easy to relate to. She presented the information in a way that made it accessible as well. Dr. P was great, and I would love to attend classes led by her in the future! :)" - SA
  • "Excellent presentation, and so much information was provided on how to implement skills." - KA
  • "She was very easy to understand and kept me engaged. The visuals were helpful too." - AG

3 Core "Asynchronous" CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT 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. Please click here for more detailed information.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64966302.
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #120623. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #230-2023. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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