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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD in Children and Adolescents (September 2024)

Event Date(s): Sep 3, 2024 - 12:00am to Oct 14, 2024 - 11:59pmAvailable Credits: 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 13.50 Nursing Contact Hours 13.50 Social Workers 13.50 Participation 13.50 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: September 17, 2024

This interactive course offers an overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is led by CBT experts Aude Henin, PhD, and Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD.

The course reviews diagnostic criteria for OCD, the impact of common comorbidities, the differentiation of OCD from other psychiatric disorders of childhood, strategies to combat treatment non-adherence, and much more. The course also focuses on evidence-based CBT interventions such as psychoeducation, cognitive strategies, and exposure and response prevention (E/RP).

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to guide you through your learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed whenever your schedule allows. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to your questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets you post your own questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Course materials are available beginning on September 3, 2024 and all online course work must be completed by  October 15, 2024.

Presented in collaboration with:

the International OCD Foundation


Registration Deadline: September 17, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after September 17,2024.

Q&A with Faculty

Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 9/3/2024

TBD2:00-2:30PM ESTAude Henin, PhD

Week 2: 9/9/2024

TBD2:00-2:30PM ESTDina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD

Week 3: 9/16/2024

TBD2:00-2:30PM ESTAude Henin, PhD

Week 4: 9/23/2024

TBD2:00-2:30PM ESTDina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD

Course Summary

Available Credits:13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 13.50 Nursing Contact Hours 13.50 Social Workers 13.50 Participation 13.50 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, OCD and Related Disorders
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for:

  • Physicians (including primary care providers, pediatricians and psychiatrists)
  • Clinical and school psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed mental health professionals
  • Clinical nurse practitioners
  • Other allied health service providers

Participants should have a basic understanding of CBT principles and some experience working with children and adolescents.

Event Starts: Sep 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Event Ends: Oct 14, 2024 - 11:59pm
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify symptoms of OCD in children and adolescents
  • Summarize the most effective CBT techniques for treating OCD in youth
  • Address common issues in implementing CBT for OCD in youth
  • Summarize DSM-5 criteria for OCD
  • Use evidence-based assessment tools for the diagnosis of OCD in children and adolescents
  • Differentiate OCD from other comorbid conditions in children and adolescents
  • Implement psychoeducation early in treatment for OCD in youth
  • Use rating scales to assess OCD in children across various age ranges
  • Implement cognitive skills training in treating pediatric OCD
  • Summarize the rationale and mechanisms underlying exposure/response prevention (E/RP)
  • Implement in-session E/RP treatment
  • Recognize the factors that interfere with effective E/RP treatment
  • Implement relapse prevention strategies
  • Summarize the empirical support and limitations of the existing literature on CBT for pediatric OCD
  • Address family factors including family accommodation of OCD symptoms

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”