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To learn more about the International OCD Foundation’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference, please visit http://ocd2016.org.
Friday, July 29 • 1:45pm - 3:45pm
New Developments in Exposure Therapy for OCD: Using the Inhibitory Learning Approach

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Research on learning and memory has led to new ways of implementing ERP for OCD that challenge traditional methods. This “inhibitory learning approach” is geared towards maximizing longer-term outcomes and preventing relapse. In our advanced workshop, we will cover strategies derived from this framework that can be applied in the treatment of OCD, including: (a) how and why to promote fear tolerance as opposed to habituation during exposure; (b) the best way to combine cognitive therapy with exposure; (c) the timing and spacing of exposure sessions; and (d) the pros and cons of using an exposure hierarchy. We will include participant interaction, video demonstrations, and adhere to the latest research and conceptual work on exposure and response prevention for OCD.


Speakers
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Lillian Reuman, MA

Lillian Reuman is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student in the Anxiety/OCD Lab at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Ms. Reuman's research focuses on the treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs) across the lifespan, as well as factors... Read More →
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Ryan J Jacoby, MA

Ryan Jane Jacoby, M.A. is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student in the Anxiety/OCD Lab at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She conducts research on the nature and treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders, and is specifically interested in cognitive biases, treatment... Read More →
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Shannon Blakey, MS

Shannon Blakey, MS, is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She received her master's degree in 2013 from the University of Wyoming and currently works in the UNC Anxiety and OCD Lab with Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz... Read More →
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Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Abramowitz is Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina (UNC), and Director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic. Dr. Abramowitz has published over 250 research articles, books, and book chapters... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 1:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Chicago F/G/H, 5th Floor