I had heard remarks from colleagues that Dr. Franklin is a knowledgeable and excellent speaker, but perhaps a little low key in his presentation, and his topic may not interest many people. Right, Right, Wrong and Wrong! His workshop today was full of knowledge and he kept the full house of participants attentive and amused for three hours. I don’t remember a recent workshop that inspired such a high level of participant questions and participation. I learned a lot and very much enjoyed Dr. Franklin’s presentation.
I must apologize to Dr. Franklin. In my earlier “Blog”, I put TTM in the OCD category. He convinced me today that it is more closely related to addictions. I especially appreciated that he took the time to answer numerous questions during his presentation, while still finding the time to focus on treatment techniques for Trichotillomania and other body focused disorders,
After the workshop, I couldn’t help but wonder if adolescent “cutting” behavior fits the same model. Please contribute any other thoughts about this or any other comments about today’s workshop.
I must confess that I almost put my hand over the bald spot on the back of my head at one point in the workshop. If asked, I was ready to announce “It’s male pattern baldness, not pulling”. My only disappointment in today’s workshop is that I cannot yet say “Trichotillomania” 3 times fast.