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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult and Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 3 CE
Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
Category: Continuing Education Event

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult and Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 3CE

Co-sponsored by The Kentucky Psychological Association, The Kentucky Psychological Foundation, and the University of Kentucky Harris Psychological Services Center

Presented by Tom Adams, Ph.D.

Workshop Description:

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a highly efficacious form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In an attempt to simplify treatment, this workshop will focus on the core component of ERP - therapeutic in vivo exposure and prevention of compulsive behaviors - with an emphasis on the principles of change that underlie exposure. Attendees will learn to assess OCD and associated symptoms, develop cognitive-behavioral case conceptualizations, prepare flexible ERP treatment plans, and execute said plans with OCD patients. Attendees will end the workshop by reviewing case examples and practicing the development of ERP treatment plans.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Review empirically-supported psychosocial and medical treatments for child and adult OCD with an emphasis on exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  2. Discuss mechanisms that maintain obsessive-compulsive symptoms and the principles of change that underlie ERP to provide a framework for treatment planning and problem solving with difficult cases
  3. Review and practice objective assessment of child and adult OCD and obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  4. Present child and adult case examples to demonstrate a step-by-step approach for planning and delivering ERP
  5. Develop example case conceptualizations, ritual prevention protocols, and exposure hierarchies

About the Presenter:
 Tom Adams, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor or psychology at the University of Kentucky. He is the principal investigator of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavior Therapy Lab and co-director of the Clinic for Emotional Health (CEH). Dr. Adams received his PhD. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas following his completion of a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University OCD Research Clinic and the Clinical Neuroscience Division of the VA National Center for PTSD before joining the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and then finally moving to the University of Kentucky. Dr. Adams' research is focused on improving the understanding, efficacy, and efficiency of treatments for disordered anxiety, particularly OCD and PTSD.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Registration Fees

Registrant Type

Registration Fee

KPA Member or UK Faculty/Staff $100
Non KPA or UK Member $150
Student Member+
(no CE credit)

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

Event Location

Online (Zoom)

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before April 22, 2021 will receive a 90% refund. No refunds available after April 22, 2021. All refund requests must be in writing to the Harris Center at the University of Kentucky: [email protected].

CE Credits/Attendance

This program has been approved for 3 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists . (Provider #1004)

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Contact: Harris Psychological Services Center - [email protected] - (859) 257-6853