On Demand OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Conceptualizing and Treating OCD in Autistic Individuals
This presentation was originally reviewed on June 2, 2022, and broadcast live online on June 10, 2022, from 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM ET.
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This presentation addresses how OCD in autistic individuals may be missed, confused with autistic symptoms, or improperly treated. This issue exists due to the inherent complexities of this comorbidity, as well as a lack of guiding research and specialized training in regard to conceptualizing and treating autistic individuals with OCD. This presentation will help clinicians learn how to accurately diagnose OCD in autistic individuals, differentiate OCD from autistic symptoms, modify evidence-supported OCD treatments such as exposure and response prevention (ERP) for autistic individuals and make appropriate recommendations when additional services or higher levels of care are needed.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, you will be able to:
- Distinguish OCD symptoms from Autism-related Restrictive-Repetitive Behaviors (RRBs).
- Recognize common fallacies about the treatment of OCD in autistic individuals.
- Describe modifications that autistic individuals may need to benefit from evidence-supported treatments for OCD such as exposure and response prevention (ERP).
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About the speaker
Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. He is the Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder at Neurobehavioral Institute as well as the Co-Founder for the NBI Ranch residential program. He is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, co-chairs a Special Interest Group (SIG) on OCD and ASD and is a faculty member of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). His writings include the book “Stuck: Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors” and co-authoring a book chapter on neural network models of psychopathology and its treatment. He recently co-authored an article on treating OCD in adults with autism.
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OCD & Anxiety Workshop Series: Conceptualizing and Treating OCD in Autistic Individuals
Jonathan H. Hoffman, PhD, ABPP
Chief Clinical Officer and Founder
Originally reviewed June 2, 2022.
Originally broadcast live June 10, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET
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