Exposure-based treatment of co-occurring eating disorders and OCD

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (5.0 instructional hours)
Place: Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West (10499 W Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa, WI)
Fee: $90 – includes continental breakfast, soup and salad buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments with beverage service throughout the day, plus handouts and certificate (mailed post-event).

Early registration discount - $70 if you register before January 28.

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Who Should Attend

Psychologists, master-level social workers and professional counselors, registered dietitians and other healthcare professionals who currently provide eating disorder treatment and are looking to further enhance their knowledge and skills in patient care. Appropriate for advanced level practitioners.

About the Program

Approximately 25% of individuals with an eating disorder also meet criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), exhibiting OCD-related tendencies such as obsessive calorie counting and exercising. This correlation makes it critical that clinicians who treat individuals with eating disorders are prepared to routinely address OCD symptoms as well. In this seminar, clinicians will learn to conceptualize co-occurring eating disorders and OCD as part of a larger “fear syndrome” that is best addressed using an exposure-based approach. Through case examples and role-playing exercises, attendees will gain hands-on practice assessing patients, developing a treatment intervention, and carrying out this intervention. Finally, attendees will come away with the ability to describe the strong research evidence that attests to exposure-based treatment as an effective intervention for patients with an eating disorder and OCD.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the instructional program, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize the conceptual overlap between obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders.
  2. Conduct a functional assessment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders.
  3. Provide patients with psychoeducation and communicate the rationale for using exposure-based therapy to concurrently treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders.
  4. Develop comprehensive exposure hierarchies to guide patients throughout a course of treatment.
  5. Effectively facilitate exposure therapy activities with patients.

Program at-a-glance

8:30 amRegistration and continental breakfast
9:10 amWelcome (housekeeping) and presenter introduction
9:15 - 10:30 amInstructional program:
  • Key features of eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Co-occurring and conceptual overlap between eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Maintenance model of eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder
10:30 - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am – 12 pmInstructional program:
  • Functional assessment of patients with eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Providing patients with psychoeducation
  • Communicating an effective rationale for exposure-based treatment
12 – 12:45 pmBuffet lunch (provided)
12:45 – 2 pmInstructional program:
  • Developing an exposure hierarchy addressing eating disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder features
  • Creating plans for prevention of safety behaviors
2 – 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 – 3:30 pmInstructional program:
  • Facilitating effective exposure therapy activities
  • Progression throughout the exposure hierarchy
  • Helping patients plan to maintain their treatment gains
3:30 – 3:45 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: Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health, provider number 1101, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory board have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this course. Approval period: October 19, 2017 – October 19, 2020. Social workers completing this course receive 5.0 clinical continuing education credits.

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. 5.0 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 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Rogers Memorial Hospital | Rogers Behavioral Health designates this live seminar for 5.0 continuing education credits; no partial credits will be awarded.

Registered Dietitians: This seminar has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (Activity #151786) for 5.0 CPEUs at the CPE Level 2. Please note that 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 bookwhen.com/rogers 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 workshops@rogersbh.org 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: nancy.goranson@rogersbh.org, 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 workshops@rogersbh.org or call 262-646-1356.

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