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MOCPA: How to Clinically Apply Emotional Processing Theory to Emetophobia Patients
Friday, June 04, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

Monmouth Ocean County Psychological Association (MOCPA)
From Theory to Practice: How to Clinically Apply Emotional Processing Theory to Emetophobia Patients (3CEs)

Friday, June 4, 2021
9:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Includes a 15-minute announcement period and a 15-minute break
Presented by: David Yusko, PsyD

Dr. David Yusko is recognized as an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with particular expertise in the use of prolonged exposure (PE) therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and exposure and response therapy (ERP) for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). He is a certified PE and ERP therapist, supervisor, and trainer by Dr. Edna Foa. He received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. As a graduate student, Dr. Yusko was supported by a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism training grant under the expert mentorship of Dr. Barbara McCrady, a national leader in the field of alcohol use disorders. Upon completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Yusko joined The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After twelve years at U Penn, Dr. Yusko co-founded the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy, where he continues to treat patients and disseminate evidenced-based therapies for anxiety disorders to therapists around the country.

3 CEs Available

PROGRAM FEES: MOCPA Members: $10.00. Non-MOCPA Members: $25.00.
Register at www.mocpa-njpa.org/events.
CE CERTIFICATE FEES: NJPA Sustaining Members: Free. NJPA Members: $15. Non-NJPA Members: $25.
Program fees and certificate fees are paid separately. Program fees must be paid by 5/30/21. No refunds will be issued.
WORKSHOP WILL BE DELIVERED VIRTUALLY. ONLINE ACCESS LINK WILL BE E-MAILED CLOSER TO PRESENTATION DATE.

Program Narrative:
Emotional processing theory (Foa & Kodak, 1986) is a guide for understanding how anxiety disorders develop, are maintained over time, and provides a framework to conceptualize and develop individualized treatment plans to help alleviate the suffering of patients with anxiety. During this workshop, we will review the core components of emotional processing theory and then specifically apply these theoretical components to treating phobic patients. Specifically, we will review how emotional processing theory can be used to conceptualize the treatment of emetophobia (fear of vomit). Some prevalence estimates suggests anywhere between 1.5-3% of men and 6-7% of women suffer with emetophobia in the United States. Other estimates suggest more than 387 million people in the world suffer from this condition, which is 195 million more than those who suffer from the fear of flying and 118 million more than those who fear spiders. Emetophobia is a common disorder that no one discusses.

The workshop will focus on the theoretical underpinnings of exposure therapy and how to effectively describe, implement, and utilize the powerful technique of exposure therapy to ameliorate the often debilitating symptoms associated with this phobia (and by logical extension, any phobic patient you are seeing). A description of the four core components of exposure therapy will be included: in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, processing of the exposure experiences, and safety behavior elimination. The successful implementation of these four components of exposure therapy provide an effective treatment plan that explains how the phobia is maintained, how it can be treated, and how those treatment gains can be maintained. Case examples will be discussed in order to better demonstrate the implementation of these treatment components. Questions from the workshop participants and discussion of their patients will be encouraged.

Learning Objectives:
A) Describe the key components of emotional processing theory.
B) Apply the concepts of emotional processing theory to a patient presenting with emetophobia.
C) Effectively implement the four key components of exposure therapy for each individual client. Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and other Mental Health Clinicians Program Sophistication: Intermediate – some basic knowledge of the specific content is required

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and other Mental Health Clinicians

Program Sophistication: Intermediate – some basic knowledge of the specific content is required

Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support: No known conflicts of interest or commercial support are present.

Proprietary Information: NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Tamara Latawiec, PsyD at [email protected] for more details.
 
This workshop is sponsored by NJPA and MOCPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content and does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.