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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric OCD
Friday, September 11, 2020, 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

Mercer County Psychological Association presents:  Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric OCD

Presenter: Dr. Allen H. Weg
September 11, 2020
8:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Live Video Workshop via Zoom
Continuing Education Available: 3 CE credits
To Register: Use this link to register: https://mercerpsych.org/calendar 

Activity Schedule:
8:45 - 9:00 Zoom meeting will open
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

Cost of Program: Fee for all attendees is $10. All fees collected will be matched by MCPA and donated to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in recognition of those in need due to the Coronavirus.

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.

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

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.

Program Description:
The basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for pediatric OCD will be reviewed. We will then delve into some of the more subtle aspects of the treatment, helping children and adolescents learn how to think about their relationship to fear and anxiety, and reviewing some very specific strategies for therapy that go far beyond simple Exposure and Response Prevention. The challenges of treating the disorder online, and in the age of COVID-19, will also be discussed, with an emphasis on how to help parents while they live with these younger clients 24/7, and how to address obsessions and compulsions when the whole world is contamination sensitive. 

A word about the Zoom Workshop:
You can enter the Zoom workshop at 8:45 and we will begin at 9:00. As with all workshops, you must attend the full workshop (a report is produced by Zoom) to apply to NJPA for your CE credits. Everyone will be muted during the workshop. You are asked to use the chat box to send questions. The moderator will interrupt the workshop only to have Dr. Weg clarify a point sent via the chat box. Other questions asked through the chat box will be held till the end of the workshop for the Q and A period. At that time, the moderator will ask the questions on behalf of participants. For technical problems during the workshop, you may text Karen Cohen at 609-306-0399.

Goal:
To become more capable in the diagnosis and treatment of OCD in children in the age of Telehealth and COVID19.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1.  Assess and Diagnose OCD in children when differential diagnosis is challenging
2.  Apply CBT protocols for adult treatment of OCD to the treatment of OCD in children
3.  Design a pediatric OCD protocol with omnipresent parents in mind
4.  List the challenges and solutions specific to the pediatric treatment of OCD under conditions of a worldwide epidemic and the need to engage in telehealth services.
5.  Within the context of discussing child and adolescent OCD, we will look at how variables specific to certain minorities (African Americans, as well as ethnic/religious minorities, may impact their particular presentation of OCD and family responses to OCD and therapy, and how treatment needs to be sensitized to these specific variables.

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: Zoom meeting. If you need assistance contact Karen Cohen at [email protected]

Refund Policy:
Since all fees collected will be donated (see Cost of Program) NO REFUNDS will be given for this program.