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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric OCD
Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

Mercer County Psychological Association
Join us for our next workshop: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric OCD
Presenter: Dr. Allen H. Weg
March 27, 2020
8:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Continuing Education Available: 3 CE credits
To Register: Use this link to register 

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Cost of Program: includes program and breakfast
Members - $60
Student Members - $30  (Must use Member or Student Discount Code when registering)
Non-Members - $75

Additional Fees: 
CE credits: 3 credits program Certificate is available for psychologists at an additional charge through NJPA. Fees: NJPA Member $15, Non-Members $25 and Sustaining Members are free. You must attend the entire program to be eligible for CE credits.

Activity Schedule:
8:15 - 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 -10:30 Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric OCD
10:30 -10:45 Break
10:45 -12:15 Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric OCD

Program Description:
OCD symptom presentation in children may appear similar to other pediatric psychiatric disorders, may manifest as other problems such as school avoidance, hostility, or social withdrawal, and can look different than OCD in adults. This presentation will review these differences in order to increase accurate diagnoses and treatment. How treatment protocol can be applied to our younger clients with OCD, and consideration of boundaries and roles among therapists, parents, school personnel, and the clients themselves will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:
Goal: To become more capable in the diagnosis and treatment of OCD in children.
Participants will be able to:
- Assess and Diagnose OCD in children when differential diagnosis is challenging
- Apply CBT protocols for adult treatment of OCD to the treatment of OCD in children
- Design a pediatric OCD protocol with parent and school personnel boundaries in mind
- List role descriptors specific to Parents, Therapists, School Personnel, and Clients themselves

Presenter: Dr. Allen Weg -- Stress and Anxiety Center of N; A-2 Brier Hill Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816; 195 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 120 Florham Park, NJ 07932 732-390-6694 

Dr. Allen Weg is a New Jersey licensed psychologist. He is founder and director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, an independent multi-clinician practice with offices in East Brunswick and Florham Park, specializing in cognitive behavioral and other evidence-based treatment of OCD spectrum disorders, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Weg is also co-founder and president on the Board of Directors of OCD New Jersey. He is a professional member of the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. In addition, he is the author and presenter of "OCD Tips," a series of short video clips reviewing strategies for improving one's Exposure and Response treatment program for OCD, which is on the practice's YouTube channel. Dr. Weg has received certifications for the treatment of compulsive hair pulling and skin picking from The Professional Training Institute (PTI) of The Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) Foundation, and for the treatment of OCD from the International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). He is presently a faculty member of both the PTI and the BTTI.

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. Dr. Weg has contributed a book chapter entitled, Storytelling and Use of Metaphor in the Treatment of OCD in the Social Workers’ Desk Reference, second edition, in response to a specific request by the editor-in-chief. His own book, OCD Treatment Through Storytelling: A Strategy for Successful Therapy, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. He also contributed a chapter entitled, OCD in the Educational Setting in the text, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, edited by Christopher Pittenger, MD, and published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

Target Audience: Psychologists and other mental health professionals

Level of Learning: Introductory Level, no prior knowledge of topic required

Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support: None

Proprietary Information: Information presented at this workshop is for the sole use of the registered attendee. Information is not to be shared either physically or electronically with non-program attendees.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodations available upon requests, made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Karen Cohen, PsyD at [email protected]

Refund Policy:
A refund is available if cancellation is received 3 business days in advance, minus a $10 processing fee. If you need to cancel, contact Karen Cohen at [email protected]

To receive the reduced Member Fee, you must be a member in good standing, and you must use the member discount code when registering for the event on our website. If you forget to use the code, you may request a refund of the difference, but a $10 processing fee will be charged.

To Register: Use this link to register: https://mercerpsych.org/calendar