Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Introduction to Diagnostics and Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention

Presented by Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S on 02-23-2023 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that occurs in around 1-3% of the general population. It can cause tremendous distress and disruption in an individual's life due to its intrusiveness in thoughts, emotional distress, and preoccupation needing to suppress this experience at all costs.

This 2-hour continuing education webinar is an introductory course for the assessment and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In this webinar, Dr. Erin Terada will provide an overview of the etiology of OCD, from biological to behavioral aspects of this disorder. She will also share an introduction to assessments, treatment options, and the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Additionally, Dr. Terada will share tips for therapists working with clients with OCD and further resources for continued learning.

This continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:

  1. Define current diagnostic criteria, prevalence, and statistics about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  2. Describe factors that contribute to and maintain symptoms of OCD.
  3. Identify common obsessional and compulsive themes often seen in treatment.
  4. Summarize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), treatment models, and three ways exposures can be implemented.
  5. Define the four stages of ERP treatment for successful outcomes.

Statement of program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: This program presents an overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Fundamentals of Exposure and Response Prevention Methods. It is consistent with the ethics code of the American Psychological Association and has its own established code of ethics as developed by the Association of Comprehensive Psychology. This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) who are interested in learning more about OCD and ERP. No prior training is necessary. This program discusses strategies for applying the concepts taught in a clinically responsible manner, although the presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every situation or person. A body of research surveyed in the program suggests that the methods are effective and safe for diverse populations. As always, however, misapplication of the concepts with various populations could lead to unintended outcomes.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

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2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S

Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S

Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S is the Director of Clinical Training at Relief Mental Health in Oak Brook, IL. Highly regarded by her peers, she has decades of experience in treating Feeding and Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and Trauma Disorders. She has practiced in multiple treatment settings throughout the Greater Chicagoland Area.

Dr. Terada earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from ISPP in 2012. A seasoned clinician, She is recognised as a Certified eating disorder specialist from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and is also a Professional Member of the International OCD foundation. Additionally, Dr.Terada has Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) Approval granted from the PSYPACT Commission to work with clients in over 30 states in the United States.

Dr. Terada uses evidence-based and evidence-informed practices, including skills-based psychoeducation, CBT based specialized therapy modalities including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (I-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT). In addition to direct patient care at Relief, Dr. Terada provides leadership in tandem with Relief’s clinical director, supervises several therapists across all of Relief’s locations, and provides ongoing training for all Relief staff.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2022 - 03/30/2025.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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