On Demand OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Inhibitory Learning Theory in Exposure-based Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
This presentation was originally reviewed on May 20, 2021, and broadcast live online on May 21, 2021, from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET.
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Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is the most effective intervention for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with improvement rates between 60-70%. Nevertheless, some individuals do not respond well to this treatment, or experience immediate improvement, but show relapse at some point after therapy. One reason for this is that ERP has not adequately led to the extinction of obsessional fear. For example, an over-reliance on habituation during exposure therapy can lead to anxiety-reduction during exposure trials which is not the same thing as long-term fear extinction. This workshop aims to help attendees (1) understand why habituation is not necessarily sufficient for long-term fear extinction, and (2) learn strategies based on inhibitory learning models of exposure for maximizing long-term fear extinction during ERP.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Describe the inhibitory learning model of exposure therapy.
- Explain the importance of fear-tolerance over habituation.
- Identify methods of maximizing inhibitory learning during exposure therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
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About the speaker
Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina. An internationally recognized expert on OCD and anxiety, he has published over 300 research articles, books, and book chapters. Jonathan is a Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and currently is Editor of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. He is a regular presenter at professional conferences and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field.
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OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Inhibitory Learning Theory in Exposure-based Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Originally reviewed May 20, 2021
Originally broadcast live May 21, 2021, from 9:00 am - 10:30 am ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: April 5, 2024
Activity Time: One hour recorded webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:45
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