Evidence-Based Treatment for Pediatric Anxiety and OCD

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 8:00a.m. - 11:15a.m.

This presentation will provide an overview of diagnostic criteria for common pediatric anxiety and OC-spectrum disorders and how these disorders commonly present in pediatric populations. It will also review the behavioral model of anxiety and OCD and the use of exposure-based treatment, with an additional focus on novel treatment delivery models.

Bradley Conference is designed to provide education for psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses, certified counselors, speech/language and occupational therapists, teachers, milieu associates, and other professionals who work with children, adolescents or adults. Topics address different behavioral health populations and treatment modalities and are intended to provide practical, state-of-the-art information.

Bradley Hospital’s clinical expertise, internationally renowned research, and academic affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University make the hospital a unique resource in all areas of behavioral health care.  We have designed a wide range of learning experiences to provide the training that behavioral healthcare professionals need to stay at the forefront of their fields.

Speakers

Erin E. O'Connor, PhD is a staff psychologist at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. Dr. O’Connor received her BA from Boston College and PhD from Boston University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship through the Clinical Psychology Training Program at Brown University. Dr. O’Connor specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy in the treatment of pediatric anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Her research interests include the etiology and treatment of pediatric anxiety and OC spectrum disorders, with a particular interest in increasing the effectiveness of exposure-based treatment, specifically in the context of family interventions. 

Sarah H. Morris, PhD is a staff psychologist at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital and a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. Dr. Morris received her BA from Haverford College and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship through the Clinical Psychology Training Program at Brown University. Dr. Morris specializes in the use of exposure and response prevention therapy for pediatric OCD and related disorders. Her research interests include better understanding the underlying mechanisms of pediatric OC-spectrum disorders, including OCD, trichotillomania, and tic disorders.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize and identify the signs and symptoms of common pediatric anxiety and OC-spectrum disorders.
  2. Describe evidence-based treatment strategies for pediatric anxiety and OC-spectrum disorders.
  3. Identify novel treatment delivery models of exposure-based treatment for pediatric anxiety and OC-spectrum disorders.

Details

  • Target audience: psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested healthcare professionals.
  • Instructional level: Intermediate
  • 3.0 CE hours/credits (see below)

Registration

  • Program fee: $49
  • Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 6.
  • To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.  
  • For refund/cancellation information please email bradleyconferencesup@lifespan.org or call Elizabeth DeFreitas at 401-606-5753.
  • Participants will receive their link and materials two days before the virtual training.

Register online  

Credit Details

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.    

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Location Information

Trainings will take place via Zoom.