Assessment and treatment of OCD across the developmental spectrum

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to 4 pm (6.0 instructional hours)
Place: Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue (4100 Presidential Blvd, Philadelphia, PA)
Free on-site parking.
Fee: $100 – includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments with beverage service throughout the day, plus handouts and certificate (mailed post-event).

Early registration discount – $90 if you register before March 17

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Who Should Attend

Psychologists, masters-level social workers and professional counselors, and other healthcare professionals who would like to enhance their knowledge about best practices and improve their ability to work with individuals who have OCD and related conditions. Appropriate for intermediate level practitioners.

About the Program

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with substantial impairment and comorbidity, and often presents vexing problems to even the most experienced clinicians. This full-day seminar will address the rationale and implementation of the empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatments for OCD in adults, adolescents, and children. Evidence for the conceptual model and the treatments will be presented, with strong emphasis placed throughout on the “How-to” of CBT implementation. Detailed examples will be provided of the verbal interplay that often arises in the implementation of CBT with patients who have OCD and related conditions. Ample opportunity will be afforded for discussion of audience members’ clinical and conceptual questions.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the seminar participants should be able to:

  1. Identify OCD and comorbid symptoms, and discern whether OCD symptoms are primary in a given patient’s case.
  2. Summarize the conceptual model of OCD, integrating findings from CBT outcome literature to explain the rationale to patients considering treatment.
  3. Outline the steps to develop an OCD treatment hierarchy, including how to incorporate multiple hierarchies and determine which symptoms to target first.
  4. Implement in vivo and imaginal exposures, and describe how to integrate cognitive procedures into CBT.
  5. Promote maintenance of gains by providing exposure opportunities across multiple contexts, especially with the most challenging thoughts/stimuli.
  6. Describe strategies to assist patients overcome initial challenges to successful completion of CBT

Program at-a-glance

8:30 amRegistration and continental breakfast
8:55 amWelcome (housekeeping) and presenter introduction
9 - 10:30 am

Instructional program:

  • Phenomenology/clinical presentation
  • Comorbidity/treatment selection
  • Presenting the treatment rationale
10:30 - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Instructional program:

  • CBT structure
  • Hierarchy development
  • Selection of treatment targets
12:15 – 12:45 pmLunch (provided)
12:45 – 2:15 pm

Instructional program:

  • Early exposures
  • Moving up the hierarchy
2:15 – 2:30 pm

2:30 – 4 pm

Instructional program:

  • Intolerance of affect
  • Behavioral and cognitive rigidity
  • Introducing flexibility with inflexible clients
  • Discussion of audience cases/final discussion
4 pmCompletion of participant evaluations and continuing education certificate request forms

Meet the instructor

Martin E. Franklin, PhD, is a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), OC-spectrum disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors, as well as the study and treatment of anxiety and related conditions. Dr. Franklin is an associate professor emeritus of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he has been honored for teaching excellence. Dr. Franklin also serves as the clinical director of Rogers Behavioral Health’s Philadelphia location.

Continuing education credits

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. All participants who complete and submit a participation evaluation form and request for continuing education credit upon departure will receive a certificate in the US mail within two weeks. Psychologists and social workers must attend entire event to receive CE credit.

ACE-Approved-Provider-seal-for-provider-promotional-use.jpgSocial Workers: An individual course application has been submitted to the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program for approval. Updated information will be provided at in the continuing education credits section when the application is approved.

ACEP-logo-72dpi_web.jpgProfessional Counselors: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6192. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 6.0 instructional clock hours will be awarded.

APAsponsor_ScreenResWhiteBkgrd.pngPsychologists: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Rogers Memorial Hospital designates this live seminar for 6.0 continuing education credits; no partial credits will be awarded.

Other professionals: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health will issue a certificate of attendance commensurate with the extent of your participation in this activity.


The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the seminar date. Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis until enrollment capacity is reached. All registrations must be pre-paid. If registering within two weeks of the seminar, call 262-646-1356 for space availability.

Online registration is recommended. Go to for secure online registration and payment with your PayPal account or major credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). If you prefer to pay by check, you may click here to download the registration form and mail with your payment. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email, US mail or FAX.

Please note

Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration, please email or call 262-646-1356. Please note that no refunds will be given.

Special Needs: ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law; please indicate your special needs at the time of registration.

Grievances: If a grievance arises pertaining to continuing education activities or processes, please contact the CE chair to submit a complaint via confidential email to:, or by mail to: Nancy Goranson, PsyD, Rogers Memorial Hospital, 11101 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53227, as soon as possible, so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion.

Questions or concerns: To review the program agenda prior to attendance, or if there are questions or concerns not addressed in this announcement, please email or call 262-646-1356.

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