On Demand OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Phenomenology and Treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: An Overview of Existing and Emerging Approaches
This presentation was originally reviewed on December 7, 2023, and broadcast live online on December 8, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET.
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Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) are repetitive self-grooming behaviors, such as trichotillomania (hair pulling) and excoriation disorder (skin-picking), that fall within the scope of OCD and related disorders. Although BFRBs are common, affecting as many as 1 in 20 individuals, accessing accurate information and evidence-based treatment resources can be challenging. This workshop will provide an overview of BFRBs, including the phenomenology, self-reinforcing nature of the disorders, current trends in evidence-based
treatment, and resources for clinicians as well as for those living with these disorders.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
1. Discuss the prevalence and phenomenology of BFRBs.
2. Define factors influencing the symptomology and maintenance of BFRBs.
3. Describe existing evidence-based treatments as well as emerging therapeutic approaches in the treatment of BFRBs.
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About the speaker
Marla Deibler, PsyD, ABPP, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board-Certified in Behavioral
and Cognitive Psychology, and Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a multi-site, behavioral healthcare center specializing in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Deibler currently serves on the Faculty of Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She serves as President of the Board of Directors of OCD New Jersey, the NJ affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), as Consultant on behalf of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS), Visiting Clinical Supervisor at the Rutgers University Psychological Services Clinic, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), and as Executive Council Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) OCD and Related Disorders Special Interest Group. She is co-author of The BFRB Recovery Workbook: Effective Recovery from Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, Nail Biting, and Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Dr. Deibler has served on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors and of the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and as faculty of TLC’s Professional Training Institute. She has been working with BFRBs for over 20 years.
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Marla Deibler, PsyD, ABPP, reports she has been a speaker for APA & CEH PsychEd, is a consultant for IOCDF and NJCTS, and also reports receiving royalties. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation. All reported relationships have been mitigated.
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OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Phenomenology and Treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: An Overview of Existing and Emerging Approaches
Marla Deibler, PsyD, ABPP
The Center for Emotional Health
Cherry Hill, NJ
Originally reviewed December 7, 2023.
Originally broadcast live December 8, 2023, from 12:00 PM– 1:30 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: January 12, 2026.
Activity Time: Ninety-minute webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:45.
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