Saturday, July 8 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Articulating Disconfirmable Core Fears: A Key Component of Useful Case Formulations

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Core fears are catastrophic outcomes individuals anticipate will happen if they fail to avoid or neutralize an obsession trigger. Some patients are unable to articulate their fear or report fears indistinct from normal concerns. Another complication is the notion that some forms of OCD do not involve fear. As a result, many case formulations omit fear concepts or include core fears that cannot be disconfirmed. Treatment plans that incorporate clearly articulated core fears have many advantages. This workshop will present a model to guide therapists in identifying useful core fears.

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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... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Yerba Buena - Salon 8

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