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Sunday, July 31 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Treatment of OCD in Young Children

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Recent research has demonstrated that young children with OCD (ages 4-8) respond favorably to exposure and response prevention treatment. However, protocols must be adapted to meet the unique developmental needs of these children and to address their interconnectedness to the family system. This lecture will review common OCD symptom presentations in this age group and discuss how best to assess for and treat the disorder. Attention will be given to adaptation of treatment materials, management of oppositional behavior, use of motivational techniques to improve treatment compliance, family involvement in treatment, pharmacological interventions, and PANDAS/PANS. Clinical examples and demonstrations will be integrated into the discussion to illustrate how best to implement child-friendly interventions while maintaining fidelity to the ERP model.


Stephanie Eken, MD

Stephanie C. Eken, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist and pediatrician. Dr. Eken serves as a regional medical director for Rogers Behavioral Health System's partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs while also providing medical leadership for Rogers' OCD and anxiety disorder services. | | Dr. Eken is a regular faculty member of the Behavioral Therapy Training... Read More →

Amy Mariaskin, PhD

Amy Mariaskin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Nashville, TN who specializes in the treatment of OCD, anxiety, tic disorders, and OC spectrum disorders across the lifespan. She serves as Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent programming at Rogers Behavioral Health-Nashville and is an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University. She also maintains a private practice in the Nashville area, providing individual and group therapy.

Phoebe Moore, PhD

Phoebe Moore, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is the director of the UMass CANDO Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in | working with children, teenagers, and families affected by OCD and anxiety disorders. Phoebe directed the Duke University site of the large Pediatric OCD Treatment Study II and... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
LA/Miami/Scottsdale, 5th Floor