Live OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Sessions III & IV - October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022

This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE on October 7, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until November 4, 2022 The link to attend the broadcast and download the slides will be emailed to registrants.

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

SESSION III: Fear of Vomiting: Triple Exposure for Emetophobia

Emetophobia, a fear of vomiting, stands apart from most other mental health problems.  It is often challenging to determine whether it is the correct diagnosis relative to diagnostic alternatives (Social Anxiety, ARFID, Anorexia, ODD, PTSD). There is even some debate as to how it should be categorized as a disorder (a Simple Phobia, or a subset of OCD). And while it may seem at first glance to be a disorder which results in no more than inconvenience to those that suffer with it, in truth emetophobics may struggle with catastrophic quality of life issues related to all aspects of life and functioning.

This webinar focuses on the often-subtle symptom presentations of this disorder, and reviews the multiple cognitive behavioral interventions aimed at helping emetophobics overcome their anxieties and reclaim their lives. Very specific strategies in the form of video exposure, environmental exposure, behavioral exposure, and symptom cue exposure will be illustrated. Interventions to avoid in therapy and instructions to provide to significant others in the emetophobic’s life will be presented. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the disorder and its emotional sequela and will have a set of specific strategies to share with their clients in treatment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Identify many of the subtle ways in which emetophobia interferes with functioning through hypervigilance and behavioral avoidance
  2. Describe how to design an appropriate environmental/behavioral exposure for emetophobics
  3. Apply multiple level exposures to a single video, allowing them to create a more specific exposure hierarchy for their clients.

SESSION IV: Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What Clinicians Need to Know.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a common yet underrecognized disorder that may be unfamiliar to clinicians and which patients may be reluctant to reveal due to embarrassment and shame. BDD usually causes significant emotional distress, impairment in functioning, and poor quality of life, and it is associated with very high rates of suicidality. Despite its prevalence and severity, most patients do not receive adequate evidence-based treatment for BDD. Many patients instead seek and receive cosmetic treatment, which is usually ineffective and can even worsen BDD symptoms. This presentation will focus on BDD’s clinical features, how to diagnose BDD, and the two first-line evidence-based treatments for BDD, which are effective for a majority of patients: 1) certain medications, and 2) cognitive behavioral therapy that is tailored to BDD’s unique clinical features.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence and key clinical features of body dysmorphic disorder and associated morbidity:
  2. Recognize the clues and diagnose BDD.
  3. Implement evidence-based treatments for BDD.

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: 
08/08/2022
Course expires: 
11/04/2022
Event starts: 
10/07/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/07/2022 - 4:15pm EDT
Fee:
$75.00

SHEPPARD PRATT OCD & ANXIETY LECTURE SERIES

This series offers 9.0 contact hours.

This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE on October 7, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until November 4, 2022 The link to attend the broadcast and download the slides will be emailed to registrants.

 

Sessions I & II, Friday, September 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session I - Social Anxiety Disorder: Basics and beyond - Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: EASE for Misophonia:  A New Psychological Model and Therapy- Ezra Cowan, PsyD.

 

Sessions III & IV, Friday, October 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session III - Fear of Vomiting: Triple Exposure for Emetophobia- Allen H. Weg, Ed.D.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session IV - Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What Clinicians Need to Know. - Katharine Phillips, MD

 

Sessions V & VI, Friday, December 2, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session V - Destigmatizing and Treating Health Anxiety in OCD - Molly B. Schiffer, LCPC

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session VI - Managing Peripartum OCD-Peggy M.A. Richter, MD, FRCP(C )

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

Dr. Allen Weg has been a New Jersey licensed psychologist for nearly 30 years. He is Founder and Executive Director of Stress and Anxiety services of New Jersey (SASNJ), and is also co-founder, Ex-President and presently member on the Board of Directors of OCD New Jersey, the New Jersey affiliate of IOCDF. He has presented over 80 times on the topic of OCD to mental health professional groups. He is on the faculty of the BTTI, and is also a faculty member of the IOCDF Online Consultation Groups service.

Dr. Weg provides video instruction on OCD treatment on the practice’s Youtube channel (just type in “Stress And Anxiety NJ,”) with a series of video clips entitled, “OCD Tips.” He has been a field clinical supervisor for graduate students at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University since 1991.

Dr. Weg has been seen previously on several cable TV talk shows, and was featured on the ABC news show Primetime 20/20, which focused on the treatment of children with OCD, as well as NPR’s Voices in the Family, where he discussed OCD treatment.

Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Dewitt Wallace Senior Scholar, and Residency Research Director at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Attending Psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She is also Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Phillips graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School. She did her psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her pioneering research studies on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have identified and elucidated many aspects of this common and severe disorder, and she has developed and tested treatments, both medication and therapy, for BDD. Her scientific studies on BDD were continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health for more than 20 years. Dr. Phillips has more than 350 scientific publications (original scientific articles, reviews, letters, and book chapters). She has written or edited 11 books on BDD and other topics, and she has given more than 600 international, national, and local presentations.

Dr. Phillips is an elected Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She has received many honors and awards for her research, clinical work, and other academic contributions, including a Special Presidential Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association for her research studies on BDD.

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.

Allen H. Weg, Ed.D.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.

Katharine A. Phillips, MD, reports receiving Royalties from the following: Oxford University Press, International Creative Management, Inc., UpToDate/Wolter’s Kluwer, Guilford Publications, American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Merck Manual, nView Health,  and Simple and Practical Medical Education. She will be discussing treatment manuals and off-label uses of medications.

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: 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, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN,  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.

Physician Statement: Sheppard Pratt is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

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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

Price

Fee:
$75.00
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This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE on October 7, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until November 4, 2022 The link to attend the broadcast and download the slides will be emailed to registrants.

 

Sessions I & II, Friday, September 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session I - Social Anxiety Disorder: Basics and beyond - Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: EASE for Misophonia:  A New Psychological Model and Therapy- Ezra Cowan, PsyD

 

Sessions III & IV, Friday, October 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session III - Fear of Vomiting: Triple Exposure for Emetophobia- Allen H. Weg, Ed.D.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session IV - Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What Clinicians Need to Know. - Katharine Phillips, MD

 

Sessions V & VI, Friday, December 2, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Session V - Destigmatizing and Treating Health Anxiety in OCD - Molly B. Schiffer, LCPC

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Session VI - Managing Peripartum OCD-Peggy M.A. Richter, MD, FRCP(C )

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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