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Friday, July 7 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Enhancing Exposure-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents with ACT

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based approach that can be used to support inhibitory learning, especially if used with ERP. Thus, this workshop will show how clinicians may incorporate ACT components into ERP. Specifically, three expert clinicians will teach and model how to conduct ACT-based exposure-based treatment with children and adolescents to strengthen inhibitory learning processes. Participants will have opportunities for role plays, practice, and consultation. Special attention will be given to treatment refractory youth.


Adam Reid, PhD

Dr. Adam Reid is currently a post-doctoral fellow at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute for Children and Adolescents. During his  fellowship Dr. Reid is advancing his clinical acumen by learning acceptance & commitment therapy for youth with severe OCD. He is also working to further develop a program of research that seeks to identify how to optimize exposure implementation... Read More →

Maria Fraire, PhD

Child and Adolescent OCDI, McLean Hospital
Dr. Maria Fraire is a staff psychologist in the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. She specializes in the treatment of severe anxiety, OCD, and comorbid disorders, specifically using cognitive-behavioral therapy and ERP. Dr. Fraire also oversees the research component of the Child and Adolescent OCDI. Her research interests include advancing the understanding of underlying processes related to anxiety and comorbidity, and enhancing treatment... Read More →

Lisa Coyne, PhD

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an internationally recognized ACT Trainer, and is on the Faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the McLean Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.). She is an Associate Clinical Professor at Suffolk University in Boston, MA, and i... Read More →

Friday July 7, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Yerba Buena - Salon 8

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