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Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Using Exposure Response Prevention
September 17, 2021
Free
2 CE Hours
Clinical, Diagnosis
Access Virtually
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Description

The presentation will provide an overview of diagnosing OCD in children and adolescents and formulating an effective treatment plan. The emphasis will be on Exposure Response Prevention techniques and avoiding family accommodation. Specific subtypes of OCD that are often overlooked will be included. A review of accessible resources for clinicians will be offered.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify OCD presentations in children and adolescents and to identify common OCD subtypes
  2. Formulate exposures and response prevention plans specific to the individual’s symptoms
  3. Assist parents in fulfilling a helpful role in the treatment and avoiding unnecessary patient accommodation
  4. Identify at least 1 pertinent resource for materials and consultation specific to treating OCD in children and adolescents
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical
Diagnosis

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This program has been approved for 2.0 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0125.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 General continuing education credits. ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
*Registration ends September 17 at 12:00 PM CDT
Dr. Leslie Higgins

Dr. Higgins is a Clinical Psychologist currently in private practice in Metairie, Louisiana. As a native New Orleanian, she attended Newcomb College of Tulane University before earning her Psy.D. at Florida Institute of Technology. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families as well as with adults for over 35 years. Specialty areas include OCD, anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. Most recently, she has been a founding member of the Louisiana OCD affiliate of the International OCD Foundation and has actively participated in OCD related conferences and a monthly OCD consultation group sponsored by Louisiana OCD. Dr. Higgins spent 20 years as a consultant to St. Charles Parish schools helping design and implement intervention programs for challenging special education students, assisting the Head Start Program, and providing assessments of court adjudicated youth. She served as the mental health consultant for St. John the Baptist Parish Head Start and St. Charles Parish Head Start programs for many years. Since focusing on full-time private practice post-Katrina, her emphasis has been on complex cases often involving OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

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