Sunday, July 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
'Picking, Pulling, and Biting: The Basics of Body-focused Behaviors (BFRBs)'

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Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors include such problems as Hair-Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania), Excoriation Disorder (compulsive skin-picking), and severe nail-biting. They can be found to be comorbid with OCD to a high degree, and were previously thought by many to be forms of OCD. These are much misunderstood problems, and accurate information and good treatment can still be hard to find. This presentation will seek to explain the differences between these disorders and OCD, how they may best be treated, and how to seek effective help as an informed consumer.


Charles Mansueto, PhD

Dr. Mansueto is founding director of the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, a leading center for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. He received his doctorate from Catholic University and completed his post-doctoral clinical training at Temple... Read More →
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Fred Penzel, PhD

Executive Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services Huntington, NY Dr. Fred Penzel is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of Trichotillomania and OCD since 1982. He is the executive director of Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Huntington, Long Island... Read More →

Sunday July 9, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
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