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Friday, July 29 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Preparing Scrupulous Individuals for ERP: A Workshop for Therapists

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Although scrupulosity is often responsive to established OCD treatments, special clinical challenges are associated with religious and moral obsessions. Failure to address these challenges can jeopardize treatment adherence and outcome. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss clinical strategies for addressing the challenges of treating scrupulosity. Particular attention will be given to a method developed by the presenter to help scrupulous patients clarify and commit to a set of adaptive religious/moral beliefs prior to initiating exposure and response prevention. Topics will include how to navigate around psychological barriers like ambivalence, the quest for certainty, difficulties in discriminating between feelings and beliefs, and other issues. The workshop will include lecture, slides, and case discussion.


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avatar for C. Alec Pollard, PhD

C. Alec Pollard, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine & Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Saint Louis University & Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Dr. Pollard is Founder and Director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University. He is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and chairs the organization's Training Subcommittee, including a national training initiative called the Behavior Therapy Training... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Chicago E, 5th Floor