On Demand Grand Rounds: Keys To Maximizing The Effects Of Exposure And Response Prevention For Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This presentation was originally reviewed on February 4, 2020, and broadcast live online on February 5, 2020, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.
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Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is clearly the treatment of choice for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD; Foa & McLean, 2016). However, mere exposure to a feared stimulus does not guarantee anxiety will be reduced. Tactical miscues in the delivery of ERP oftentimes leaves clients with less than optimal results. This presentation will focus on three keys to maximizing response to exposure therapy with OCD clients: prolonged; repetitive; and graduated exposure. The role of habituation will be discussed as well as exposure concepts related to inhibitory learning theory (Craske, Treanor, Conway, Zbozinek, & Vervliet, 2014).
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Craske, M. G., Treanor, M., Conway, C. C., Zbozinek, T., & Vervliet, B. (2014). Maximizing exposure therapy: An inhibitory learning approach. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 58, 10–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2014.04.006
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3. Describe the need for graduated exposure and the benefits of using it.
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About The Speaker
Brad Riemann, PhD, serves as Chief Clinical Officer for Rogers Behavioral Health. Dr. Riemann is a leading expert in the assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders. Dr. Riemann is also the clinical director of OCD and Anxiety Adult Residential Program, one of the leading residential treatment programs for OCD and anxiety in the country. He also directs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services at Rogers.
Dr. Riemann supervises the training of graduate and post-graduate students from around the country for CBT in anxiety disorders and collaborates with colleges and universities on research projects investigating OCD and anxiety disorders. Dr. Riemann has authored over 100 scientific papers and eight treatment manuals on obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety and has spoken at national and international conventions. Dr. Riemann received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago Medical School. He is also a clinical professor in the department of psychology at the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and sits on the scientific advisory board of the International OCD Foundation
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Wednesday Lecture Series: Keys to Maximizing the Effects of Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Bradley C. Riemann, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Rogers Behavioral Health System
Originally reviewed February 4, 2020.
Originally broadcast live February 5, 2020, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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