Breaking Down Barriers: Treating Pediatric OCD with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Learn about the power of using cognitive behavioral therapy to help young clients address they symptoms of OCD.

Registration is closed. We are honored by the strong interest in this continuing education seminar. As we have reached the enrollment capacity, registration is now closed.

To be added to the wait list: Please send an email to with either “Appleton CE Seminar Wait List” or "Madison CE Seminar Wait List" as the subject line. In your message, please include your first and last names, your credentials (e.g., LCSW, PhD), and a daytime phone number where you can be reached.  We will reply to confirm you are on the list and contact you if there are any openings for this seminar. 

Madison: Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
406 Science Drive, Suite 110
Madison, WI 53711

Appleton: Friday, April 12, 2019
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
4351 W College Ave #300
Appleton, WI 54914

$50 fee – includes continental breakfast, box lunch, coffee service throughout the day, handouts and certificate (mailed within two weeks after the event).

Earn 5.0 continuing education credits

Who Should Attend

Psychologists, master-level social workers, professional counselors, and other healthcare professionals who currently work with children and adolescents who have OCD or related disorders. Appropriate for intermediate level practitioners.

About the Program

Pediatric onset of OCD is common and can negatively affect school performance, social interactions and family relationships. This full-day seminar will help you develop a comprehensive cognitive approach to more effectively treat OCD and related disorders in children and adolescents. You will explore successful evidence-based interventions and leave with strategies to develop meaningful interventions that are the foundation of effective treatment for pediatric OCD and will successfully engage your young clients.


Learning objectives

Upon completion of the seminar, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between obsessions and compulsions and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) disrupts this cycle.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of measures in the assessment of OCD.
  3. List common differential diagnostic concerns with OCD.
  4. Discuss ways to modify treatment for young children in the treatment of pediatric OCD.
  5. Use knowledge of ERP techniques to create an exposure hierarchy for a mock client.

Program at-a-glance

8:30 amRegistration and continental breakfast
9:10 amWelcome (housekeeping) and presenter introduction
9:15 - 10:30 amInstructional program: Diagnosis and Assessment of Pediatric OCD (Eken)
  • Diagnosis of OCD
  • Assessment of OCD
  • Common co-occurring disorders
10:30 - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am – 12 pmInstructional program: OCD in Children and Adolescents (Eken)
  • Considerations in treating very young children with OCD
  • Family accommodation
  • PANS
12 - 12:30 pmBreak (box lunch provided)
12:30 - 1:45 pmInstructional program: Treatment of Pediatric OCD (Brown - Madison | Gibbs - Appleton)
  • Exposure and response prevention: Theory, evidence, and practice
1:45 – 2 pmBreak
2 – 3:15Instructional program: Treatment of Pediatric OCD (Brown - Madison | Gibbs - Appleton)
  • Exposure and response prevention, continued
  • Cognitive strategies to address OCD
  • Building a hierarchy / Exposure practice
3:15 – 3:30 pmCompletion of participant evaluations and continuing education certificate request forms

Meet the instructors

The presenters are Rogers Behavioral Health medical and clinical staff with expertise in using cognitive behavioral-based approaches:

Stephanie Eken, MD (Madison and Appleton) Regional Medical Director, Rogers Behavioral Health

Keri Brown, PhD (Madison) Clinical Supervisor, Rogers–Madison

Jason Gibbs, PhD (Appleton) Clinical Supervisor, Rogers–Appleton

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 and request for continuing education credit forms 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.

Social 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),, 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.

Professional 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.

Psychologists: 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 | Rogers Behavioral Health designates this live seminar for 5.0 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 accepted 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 by major credit card (MasterCard, Visa). If you prefer to pay by check, you may click here to download a registration form and mail with your payment. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email, U.S. 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 Behavioral Health, 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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