*SOLD OUT: See January 2022 Registration* 4-Day Intensive Workshop: Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD

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*SOLD OUT:  See January 2022 Registration*  4-Day Intensive Workshop: Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD

Time & Location

Jul 22, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

About The Event

Cognitive Behavior Institute is excited to welcome Steven D. Tsao, PhD, David Yusko, PhD., and Christina DiChiara, Psy.D for a live interactive webinar on: 4-day Intensive Workshop in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD


July 22nd, 2021 9am-5pm EST

July 23rd, 2021 9am-5pm EST

July 29th, 2021 9am-5pm EST

July 30th, 2021 9am-4pm EST

Location: Live Webinar  (Registration closes an hour before the event.)

Cost: $75 per participants

Level: Intermediate

Credit Hours: 27 CE's


Both medication and therapy can be effective courses of treatment for OCD. CBT is considered a gold standard of treatment for OCD (WU, Lang, & Zhang,and has been found to have similar effectiveness to SSRIs (Ost, Riise, Wergeland, Hansen & Kvale, 2016). CBT for OCD also has a lower attrition rate than SSRIs (Out, Riise, Wergeland, Hansen & Kvale, 2016). In addition, exposure-based interventions trend towards greater effet sizes (Carpenter et al. 2018) and lower attrition than other CBT interventions (Jhonco, McGuire, Roper & Storch, 2020). In this training, participants will learn the psychopathology of OCD, how diagnose OCD and how to treat OCD using Exposure and Reposnse Prevention (EX/RP). 

EXRP is a manualized CBT based intervention for OCD that has five main components; in vivo, exposure, imaginal exposure, ritual prevention, processig and home visits (For, Yadin, & Lichner, 2012). In learning EXRP, participants will learn the theory underlying the intervention and the empirical support for it. Participants will learn the basic technicques in EXRP and how to appy these to adults, adolescents and children. Participants will learn how and when to modify these techiniques based on patient needs. Participants will learn through a variety of instructional methods, including through practice, videotaped session , case, vignettes and discussion. While researchers have identified that there is no meaningful difference between face-to-face treatment and remote treatment on outcomes for OCD (Wootton, 2016) issues related to delivering EXRP remotely will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

The intensive workshop will:

- Introduce participants to the theory underlying and the empirical support for EX/RP

- Provide instruction in the basic techniques of EX/RP to treat OCD in adults, adolescents and children

- Provide guidelines for how and when to modify EX/RP techniques to tailor the therapy to the individual (developmental issues, co-morbid conditions)

- Allow participants to practice the techniques of EX/RP under expert guidance

- Use excerpts from videotaped sessions conducted by experts to illustrate how to use EX/RP

- Include case vignettes and discussion of when and how to implement EX/RP

- Provide a certificate of completion

- 27 APA approved CE credits available!

Course Objectives:

1. Describe the psychopathology of OCD

2. Describe the diagnosis of OCD.

3. Discuss empirically-supported treatments for OCD,

4. Discuss psychotherapeutic treatments for OCD.

5. Discuss psychopharmacologic treatments for OCD.

6. Compare the efficacy of these treatment approaches: empirically-supported, psychotherapeutic

and psychopharmacologic treatments for OCD 

7.  Discuss the theory underlying for EX/RP

8.  Discuss the empirical support for EX/RP8. Implement psychoeducational treatment

components of EX/RP for OCD

9. Construct an in-vivo exposure hierarchy that includes a range of situations that effectively

promote learning

10. Implement in-vivo exposure

11. Conduct imaginal exposure to feared consequences

12.  Discuss how to modify EX/RP techniques to tailor the therapy to the individual (e.g.,

developmental issues, co-morbid conditions)

13. Discuss when to modify EX/RP techniques to tailor the therapy to the individual (e.g.,

developmental issues, co-morbid conditions)

14. Discuss the basic techniques of EX/RP for treatment of adults

15.Discuss the basic techniques of EX/RP for treatment of adolescents

16.Discuss the basic techniques of EX/RP for treatment of children

17.   Implement imaginal role-plays in a mock treatment session

18.   Assess OCD symptoms

19. Design an appropriate OCD treatment plan

20. Discuss OCD presentations in youth and adolescents

Course bibliography:

Carpenter, J. K., Andrews, L. A., Witcraft, S. M., Powers, M. B., Smits, J., & Hofmann, S. G. (2018). Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and related disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials. Depression and anxiety, 35(6), 502–514.

Foa, E., Yadin, E., & Lichner, T. (2012-03). Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Therapist Guide. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 Dec. 2020, from

Johnco, C., McGuire, J. F., Roper, T., & Storch, E. A. (2020). A meta-analysis of dropout rates from exposure with response prevention and pharmacological treatment for youth with obsessive compulsive disorder. Depression and anxiety, 37(5), 407–417.

Öst, L. G., Riise, E. N., Wergeland, G. J., Hansen, B., & Kvale, G. (2016). Cognitive behavioral and pharmacological treatments of OCD in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of anxiety disorders, 43, 58–69.

Wootton B. M. (2016). Remote cognitive-behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive symptoms: A meta-analysis. Clinical psychology review, 43, 103–113.

Wu, Y., Lang, Z., & Zhang, H. (2016). Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis. Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research, 22, 1646–1653.


Cognitive Behavior Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cognitive Behavior Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Cognitive Behavior Institute, #1771, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Cognitive Behavior Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/30/2021 – 06/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 27 continuing education credits.

Cognitive Behavior Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7117. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cognitive Behavior Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Cognitive Behavior Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0646. Cognitive Behavior Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0216.Cognitive Behavior Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0098.

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Why is it important that all participants read and carefully follow the Q&A?

It is important that each participant reads the Q&A so they fully understand the expectations and all information necessary to successfully participate in CBI trainings. The mission of CBI Center for Education is to enhance the quality of mental health services and support the long-term development of mental health professionals through free and low cost trainings. The reason we are able to offer trainings at this price point is because we rely on technology to streamline the registration, disseminiation of webinar links/passwords, course evaluation surveys, and CE certificates. Technology allows us to not carry the heavy costs associated with employing a large staff to manually complete those tasks for thousands of participants.  We created the Q&A so that participants have all information needed to successfully participate in a CBI training.

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It is important that you add this email address as a contact in your email so that future emails we send (including emails containing the webinar link, course evaluation survey, etc.) will not go to your SPAM folder but rather your INBOX.

What time will the webinar begin and in what time zone?

This webinar will begin each day at 9am EASTERN STANDARD TIME on July 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th, 2021

When will I receive the link and password to attend the webinar?

After you’ve signed up for the event through our website, you will receive an email from asking you to complete your registration with Zoom. Once you click on this link and fill in your name and email, you will receive another email with the link and password to join the webinar. Please make sure to double check the spelling of your email address while registering so the link and password can successfully be sent to you in the registration confirmation email.

What platform will be used for the webinar?

This training will be done using Zoom.  You will click on the link you receive the day before the event and enter the password provided in the email.

What information will I have to enter when I click on the webinar link? When you register for the event, you will be prompted to type in your name and email address to get the link to join and password to join the webinar. You will not need to enter any other information to join the webinar once you have that link. Once you have joined the webinar, you might see a message that states that the webinar has not yet started. The webinar will start once the presenter has joined and clicks “start the meeting.” We hope this happens on time, but it may be several minutes late. Please be patient while you are waiting for the webinar to start.

What internet connection should I have for the webinar?

We recommend having hard lined internet or being physically located close to your router.  Technical support will not be provided by CBI for any connection issues on the day of the training. CBI will not issue refunds due to technical issues experienced by participants.  Our presenters are connected to hard lined business grade internet when presenting.  If you are having sound or connection issues, it is likely your computer or internet connection.

What happens if my internet briefly freezes?

If you become disconnected during the event, log back on immediately.  A brief interruption of connectivity will not impact your eligibility for a CE certificate.

Will there be a recording?

No, there will not be a recording or replay.

Will I receive the presenter's slides?

It is up to each presenter if they wish to share their slides.  During the webinar, the presenter will notify participants if they will be making the slides available after the webinar.  Please do not email us asking for the slides ahead of the presentation.

Will you know that I am logged in and active in the webinar?

Yes, Zoom platform monitors the attendance and activity of the attendees.  Additionally, there will be a chat feature and various forms of participation monitored throughout the training including break out sessions.

Will I have to show my face on camera?

Yes, the webinar is interactive including break out sessions.

Is there Audio?

Yes, please be sure your computer or tablet has speakers/ audio capabilities.  A good way to test this is to go to YouTube and play a video to insure you have sound.

Will these CE's count toward my individual state licensure or another credential that I currently hold?

The CE's issued for this training are approved by American Psychological  Association.  If you are licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a Psychologist, LSW, LCSW, LMFT or LPC the State Board in Pennsylvania will accept APA issued CE's toward your licensure renewal.  If you are licensed in a  state other than Pennsylvania, you must personally check with your state specific board or association to see if they will accept CE's issued by  the American Psychological Association.

What is the criteria for receiving CE? If you attend the whole webinar and complete the emailed course evaluation survey within 2 weeks after the training, we will issue you the CE that you are eligible for.

Will you issue partial CE credits?

No, we do not issue partial CE credits and therefore if you do not attend the training in its entirety, you will not be receiving a CE certificate. This is an APA requirement and non-negotiable.  Please refraing from sending us an explaining why you were unable to logon to the event on time (this includes mixing up time zones, technical difficulties, or not finding the link in your INBOX due to 'info@cbicenterforeducation' not being added as contact in your email).

When will I receive my course evaluation survey?

Following the completion of the training, you will be receiving a survey via Survey Monkey. You must complete the survey within 14 calendar days if you would like to receive a CE certificate. Here is a video on how to fill out the course completion survey:

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I do not wish to receive a CE certificate. Do I need to fill out the course evaluation survey?

If you do not wish to receive a CE certificate, you do not need to complete this survey. The CE certificate is the only type of certificate that will be issued.

When will I receive my CE certificate?

Upon completion of the course evaluation survey, CBI will be issuing CE certificates within 30 days. We will notify you if there is a delay longer than 30 days. We are unable to respond to requests about the status of your certificate if it has been less than 30 calendar days since you filled out the course evaluation survey.

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Your CE certificate will be emailed to you from  Please add this contact to your email so that the email does not go to your SPAM folder. Here is a video on how to download the certificate:  You must download and save it immediately, or print it for your records for storage in a safe place.  We unable to provide duplicates of your certificate at a later date.

I filled out the wrong email address or misspelled my name on my course evaluation survey. How do I get a new certificate?

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PLEASE NOTE:  Any requested changes to the email entered after registration or after the survey is complete will require a $5 processing fee. Additional changes to the produced CE certificate based off of information provided by the attendee will also require a $5 processing fee. CBI Center of Education is extremely lean administratively and utilizes technology to streamline our events in order to keep our trainings free to low cost.  When we receive manual requests post registration, additional staff is needed to assist with these manual requests, thus the reason for the change fees.

What time are the 15 minute breaks?

The exact time of day when the breaks will occur is unknown as it is dependent on the flow of the presentation.  You should plan your schedule to be engaged in the webinar the entire time.

The limit of participants for this webinar is 300 individuals.  What happens if I am placed on a waitlist?

As registrants cancel, we will go in order of reaching out to those on the waitlist.  You will be notified via email from if you are moved to the attendance list.  Please do not email us asking for a status on your position on the waitlist as we are not staffed to fulfill those requests.

I registered but did not attend the training.  Can I receive a refund or credit?

No. All sales are final and we do not refund purchases or issue credits for any reason other than the presenter cancels the event.

I had technical issues on my end and missed a portion of the training or messed up the time zones and logged in at the wrong time.  Can I receive a refund or credit?

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Can I transfer my paid attendance to another person?

No. Transferring attendance is not permitted due to the manual intervention necessary to facilitate such a transfer.

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