FCP is pleased to host Dr. Martin Franklin again, on May 4, 2011 at the Doylestown Health and Wellness center in Warrington PA. This time, his workshop will focus on pediatric OCD. He will help us to better help kids with anxiety disorders.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for pediatric anxiety disorders has strong empirical support yet poses unique challenges even to experienced therapists. Dr. Franklin will discuss the use of CBT techniques in clinical practice with children and adolescents with OCD, and will describe adaptations of CBT for use with related conditions as well. He will also respond to audience members’ questions about OCD and related conditions and their treatment with CBT.
At the end of this activity, the learner will:
•Demonstrate fluency in the nature and diagnosis of pediatric OCD.
•Extrapolate the current empirical evidence on the treatment of pediatric OCD.
•Demonstrate the rationale and nature of CBT of pediatric OCD.
Presenter: Martin Franklin, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe). He is also a Special Member of the Graduate School Faculty, Purdue University Graduate School and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. Dr. Franklin’s scholarly publications include scientific articles and book chapters on the treatment of adult and pediatric OCD, social phobia, trichotillomania, tic disorders, PTSD, and readiness for behavior change. Currently, Dr. Franklin is a principal investigator of several multicenter studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), including the treatment of pediatric OCD and Family-Based Treatment of Early Childhood OCD and a frequent invited lecturer around the United States and abroad.