The final workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 PM on Wednesday May 3, 2017 by Anthony Puliafico, Ph.D., and entitled Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
This presentation will provide an overview of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including its presentation and current assessment and treatment guidelines. The workshop will review common symptoms of OCD in youth, examine assessment methods and strategies for differential diagnosis, and discuss current behavioral and medication treatments for pediatric OCD. There will be a focused review of exposure and ritual prevention, which is the front-line behavioral treatment for pediatric OCD. Demonstrations and role-plays will be utilized to display therapeutic techniques.
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to
- Identify common symptoms of pediatric OCD
- Describe assessment methods for pediatric OCD
- Discuss current treatment guidelines for pediatric OCD, with a focus on exposure and ritual prevention
Presenter: Anthony Puliafico, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Dr. Puliafico specializes in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood, and externalizing disorders. His research focuses on the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder and the adaptation of cognitive-behavioral interventions for young children. Dr. Puliafico received his B.S. with Distinction from Cornell University, where he majored in Human Development, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. He completed his Clinical Psychology internship at Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Medical Center, where he served as a clinician at the NYU Child Study Center. Dr. Puliafico completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he regularly lectures on the treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders.
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As usual, the Workshop will be held: at the Health & Wellness Center Auditorium, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA 18976 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.