Saturday, July 8 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Maximizing EX/RP with Taboo Content in Adults and Children

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Effective EX/RP for 'taboo' OCD symptoms, including aggressive impulses, sexual thoughts, and bathroom behavior, requires therapist and patient to discuss these topics in detail and use this information to maximize treatment. This presentation will focus on (1) assessing the functional relationship between taboo obsessions and compulsions, (2) conducting exposures that are thorough but not gratuitous, and (3) addressing taboo symptoms in children. To help illustrate this topic, one presenter will provide a first-hand account of suffering from taboo OCD symptoms and completing EX/RP treatment.

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Kate Brett

Kate Brett is a Philadelphia resident who suffered with OCD for many painful years before discovering the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety in August of 2011. She entered an EXRP Treatment study with severe OCD  and, 17 sessions later, ended... Read More →

Anthony Puliafico, PhD

Anthony Puliafico, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center. He serves as Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety Related Disorders (CUCARD)-Westchester, which specializes in the treatment of anxiety, OCD and... Read More →

Steven Tsao, PhD

Steven Tsao is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Co-Founder of the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy which specializes in providing evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders including OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias. He also treats... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Yerba Buena - Salons 4-6

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