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CBT and Medication Treatment for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Course Open/Close: Aug 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2022

This course will provide an overview of BFRBS and discuss the most up-to-date assessment instruments and treatment interventions (both CBT and medication). Issues related to treatment selection and sequencing will be reviewed. Challenges to treatment including comorbidity and high relapse rates will also be addressed. Role plays will be used to demonstrate CBT strategies, especially those from DBT and ACT.

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Course Details

Body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), including trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) and excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, are chronic psychiatric conditions with significant prevalence rates, comorbidity and associated distress and functional impairment. These disorders have historically been challenging to treat. This course will provide an overview of BFRBS and discuss the most up-to-date assessment instruments and treatment interventions (both CBT and medication). Issues related to treatment selection and sequencing will be reviewed. Challenges to treatment including comorbidity and high relapse rates will also be addressed. Role plays will be used to demonstrate CBT strategies, especially those from DBT and ACT.

Registrants will have access to course materials from the date of their registration through the course expiration date.

Pricing

All care Providers: $199

NOTE: If you are paying for your registration via Purchase Order, please send the PO to mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. Our customer service agent will respond with further instructions.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for requests received within 10 business days of purchase, but an administrative fee of $35 will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made thereafter. Additionally, no refunds will be made for individuals who claim CME or credit, regardless of when they request a refund.

Course Summary

Course Topic:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trichotillomania
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for:

  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Nurses
Course Opens: Aug 1, 2020
Course Closes: Jan 1, 2022
Cost: $199.00

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to diagnose and assess BFRBs;
  • Demonstrate ability to develop BFRB treatment plans tailored to the individual;
  • Plan how to manage relapse to optimize maintenance of treatment gains
  • Describe pharmacotherapy options that show potential benefit in treating BFRBs
  • Utilize mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and ACT strategies to treat BFRBs