Live OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Sessions I & II - March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE on March 10, 2023, from 1:00 pm - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until April 7, 2023. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

SESSION I: Clinical considerations in the treatment of OCD-PTSD Comorbidity

The co-occurrence of OCD and PTSD can present a unique clinical challenge for conceptualization and treatment planning. While empirically based treatments (EBTs) exist for both disorders, preliminary evidence suggests certain presentations/developmental trajectories of this comorbidity may be associated with greater symptom severity, depression, higher suicidality (e.g. Fontenelle et al., 2012), and may account for a large percentage of treatment refractory cases (Gershuny et al., 2008). With a comorbidity rate around 19.1% (Ruscio et al., 2008) between OCD and PTSD, and elevated rates of trauma histories in those diagnosed with OCD, identifying factors that may impact treatment process and outcome is crucial. This presentation will provide an overview of the existing literature on the comorbidity, with a focus on helping clinicians with differential diagnosis, clinical conceptualization, and treatment planning processes. Treatment strategies for cases in which the PTSD and OCD symptoms appear to be functionally connected, or “dynamic”, will be discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Define distinguishing features between OCD and PTSD symptom, aiding in differential diagnosis..
  2. Differentiate between static and dynamic comorbidity presentations.
  3. Identify at least one treatment strategy for addressing comorbid presentations.

SESSION II: Understanding the Role of “Self” in OCD Treatment

Assessing, conceptualizing, and addressing barriers to change is a critical responsibility of the behavioral therapist, irrespective of the population being treated or the modality being utilized. In delivering exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, an oft missed barrier to change is the extent that a patient sees their OCD as connected to a fundamental aspect of their identity, i.e., “self.” This makes engaging in treatment particularly challenging, as these patients can feel that completing exposures and resisting rituals constitutes a fundamental threat to their sense of identity, in addition to any other feared consequences related to the content of the obsessions. This presentation will discuss concepts of self, present several case examples illustrating specific ways that OCD can become entangled with the self, and offer treatment augmentations that clinicians can utilize to address this barrier and increase these patients’ capacity to access ERP.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Define self-concept in terms of both content and structure
  2. Identify specific self-concepts that creates vulnerability to OCD
  3. Identify cognitive and behavioral approaches that are useful in addressing self

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
01/11/2023
Course expires: 
04/07/2023
Event starts: 
03/10/2023 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
03/10/2023 - 4:15pm EST
Fee:
$0.00

SHEPPARD PRATT OCD & ANXIETY LECTURE SERIES

This series offers 9.0 contact hours.

This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE on March 10, 2023, from 1:00 pm - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until April 7, 2023. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

 

Sessions I & II, Friday, March 10, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session I - Clinical Considerations in the Treatment of OCD-PTSD Comorbidity- Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session II- Understanding the Role of “Self” in OCD Treatment – Jason Krompinger, PhD

 

Sessions III & IV, Friday, April 7, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session III - Don’t Try Harder, Try Different: Motivating OCD Patients – Patrick B. McGrath, PhD

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session IV - Neurosurgery and Other Novel Interventions for Refractory OCD- Rachel A. Davis, MD, & Elizabeth Fenstermacher, MD

Sessions V & VI, Friday, May 5, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session V - Demystifying and Treating Panic Disorder – Brenda Kijesky, LCMFT

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session VI – Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder- Anthony Pinto, PhD

In the event an announced speaker is unable to present, Sheppard Pratt reserves the right to present an alternative speaker on a comparable subject.

 

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About these speakers

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the conceptualization and treatment of severe anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma/PTSD. Currently, Dr. Van Kirk serves as the Director of Psychological Services for the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech. Prior to accepting a post-doctoral fellowship at the OCD Institute in 2015, Nathaniel completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Following fellowship, Dr. Van Kirk served as the Administrative Director of Research for the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research (OCAR) at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute. His clinical research specialty focuses on the role of motivation across treatment and the impact of trauma/comorbid PTSD on treatment outcome in OCD. Nathaniel is involved in regional and national efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, focusing on the importance of bridging the gap between therapists, researchers and those lived experience. Following personal experiences overcoming OCD, he co-founded the Therapists and Trainees with OCD Special Interest Group, supporting those with OCD and related diagnoses who work in the mental health field and is part of McLean Hospital’s Deconstructing Stigma Campaign. Dr. Van Kirk continues this work as the president of OCD Massachusetts and a member of McLean Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC), PFAC stigma-reduction committee, and as co-chair of the Schwartz Center Rounds Committee at McLean Hospital. 

Dr. Jason Krompinger, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist with many years of expertise in treating OCD and related disorders. He is the Director of Clinical Training at the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety, is a faculty member of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and is a Lecturer (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He previously was the Director of Psychological Services at the McLean Hospital OCD Institute. Across his career, he has found great joy in supervising and consulting with students, post-docs, early-career psychologists, and seasoned clinicians. He has co-authored several articles and delivered talks, seminars, and community trainings on OCD.

Disclosure Statements

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she (or a partner or spouse) has with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, reports that he has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. He will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Jason Krompinger, PhD, ABPP, reports that he has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. He will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Jon Hershfield, MFT, Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc., Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Octavia Coit, MN, Heather Billings, RN, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.

This series offers 9.0 contact hours for attending all three dates.

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 3.00 Participation

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Fee:
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This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE on March 10, 2023, from 1:00 pm - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until April 7, 2023. The link to attend the broadcast and download the slides will be emailed to registrants.

 

Sessions I & II, Friday, March 10, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session I - Clinical Considerations in the Treatment of OCD-PTSD Comorbidity- Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session II- Understanding the Role of “Self” in OCD Treatment – Jason Krompinger, PhD

 

Sessions III & IV, Friday, April 7, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session III - Don’t Try Harder, Try Different: Motivating OCD Patients – Patrick B. McGrath, PhD

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session IV - Neurosurgery and Other Novel Interventions for Refractory OCD- Rachel A. Davis, MD, & Elizabeth Fenstermacher, MD

Sessions V & VI, Friday, May 5, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session V - Demystifying and Treating Panic Disorder – Brenda Kijesky, LCMFT

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session VI – Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder- Anthony Pinto, PhD

In the event an announced speaker is unable to present, Sheppard Pratt reserves the right to present an alternative speaker on a comparable subject.

 

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