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WSPA Spring CE Workshops in Seattle

Registration is now open for our Spokane Workshops on April 29 and May 12.

April 29, 2017
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

3CE – Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Adults 

Presenter
Travis Osborne, PhD, ABPP, is the Co-Director of the Anxiety Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS). Dr. Osborne is a specialist in evidence-based treatment for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, with a particular expertise in exposure-based treatments. He is passionate about the treatment of OCD and is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), volunteers his time as a consultant to the OCD and Hoarding Support Group of Seattle, and is the co-founder and co-director of Camp DCO, an annual camp for teenagers and adults with OCD.

Description
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common condition, however, few mental health professionals have specialized training in how to treat this disorder. Considerable advances have been made in recent decades regarding the development of effective treatments for OCD and data on OCD treatment outcomes indicate that it is a highly treatable problem. This presentation will focus on evidence-based methods of assessment and psychotherapy for adults with OCD. In particular, attendees will learn about: (1) common symptom presentations/subtypes of OCD; (2) common clinical issues that arise when treating OCD; and (3) core components of the gold-standard psychotherapy for OCD – exposure and response prevention (ERP).

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify common subtypes of OCD.
  • Participants will be able to describe the cognitive-behavioral model of OCD
  • Participants will be able to explain the rationale for exposure-based treatment for OCD.
  • Participants will be able to describe the components of ERP treatment for OCD.
    3 CE 

3 CE Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Youth and Adolescents 

Presenter
Leafar Espinoza is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, ABPP, who is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders. He specializes in OCD and Parent Management Training, is the clinical training coordinator for the OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and leads anxiety and disruptive behavior disorder treatment programs for parents and children. Areas of interest include OCD, anxiety/tic disorders, parent management training, clinical training, and the dissemination of evidence-based treatments.

Description
This training is for mental health professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the theory and practical aspects underlying the assessment and treatment of pediatric OCD, with a focus on Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), guidelines for mapping out and developing effective in-vivo and imaginal exposures for obsessions and compulsions, and strategies for maximizing success when working with children/adolescents and their parents. Professionals with a background in CBT and experience in treating anxiety will not only learn about the core components needed for the effective treatment of pediatric OCD in their practice, but also about E/RP strategies that be applied to related areas of anxiety.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the theory underlying and the empirical support for E/RP for OCD.
  • Identify OCD subtypes and map out obsessions and compulsions using the Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS).
  • Develop specific and practical exposures for obsessions and compulsions.
  • Identify key factors in maximizing treatment effectiveness when working with children/adolescents and their families in the individual outpatient therapy context.
    3 CE 

May 12, 2017
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

Practice Checkup: Bring Your Practice up to Code (Half Day)
9 AM – 12 PM, 3 CE
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Upon Registration on Part 1 of Practice Checkup, You will receive a promo code for 10% off Part 2, on June 2nd.
Presenter: Dr. Lucy A. Homans, is a licensed psychologist in Washington State. She is currently the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) and Legislative Consultant for the Washington State Psychological Association. She has served as DPA since 1992. Dr. Homans received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1982. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University in 1970. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Homans served on the staffs of Boston mayor Kevin H. White and U.S. Representative Paul N. McCloskey, Jr. She maintained a private clinical practice in Seattle, Washington from 1983 through 1999.

Practice Checkup – Part 1 (3 CE)

Normally a six hour, 6CE workshop, this has been split into two 3-hour, 3 CE workshop days. Join us for just one, or both, and Dr. Lucy Homans will answer all of those practice related questions that you have been meaning to ask, but haven’t found the time to do so.

June 2, 2017
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

Practice Checkup: Bring Your Practice up to Code (Half Day)
9 AM – 12 PM, 3 CE
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Practice Checkup – Part 2 (3 CE)

This is Part 2 of the Practice Checkup Workshop with Dr. Lucy Homans, Ed.D. This workshop is a continuation of the first, May 12 Practice Checkup and will not cover the same information. Attendees are encouraged to attend both workshops to get 100% of the information presented.

Course Objectives:
At the end of these 2 seminars, participants will be able to:
1. Complete an annual HIPAA risk assessment for their clinical practice;
2. Know relevant state law regarding record retention;
3. Create effective treatment record writing to reduce risk of insurance audits;
4. Develop and write a digital & social media policy that is appropriate & effective for individual practices;
5. Use both the Medicare “opt out” and PQRS systems
6. Expect changes to the clinical practice environment in the next 5 years.
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