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June 2022 Virtual Presentation

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OCD Explained: Evidenced Based Practice and Clinical Applications

It is estimated that approximately 2% to 3% of the population in the United States has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It has been observed in all age groups, from school-aged children to older adults. Individuals with OCD experience a set of symptoms that may include thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are extremely unpleasant, unproductive, and difficult to get rid of on one’s own. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a specialized type of Cognitive-behavioral therapy for OCD. Following 6 decades of clinical research, ERP, alongside medication, is considered the “first-line” treatment for OCD.

Learning Objectives:

• Develop an accurate understanding of OCD, how it develops, and how it is maintained.

• Recognize the difference between OCD, GAD, and OCPD

• Identify common myths about intrusive thoughts

• Verbalize an understanding of the treatment rationale and the elements of Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD

Presenter: Dr. Gabrielle Rozio, Psy.D.

Dr. Gabrielle Rozio is a licensed psychologist, practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona. She earned her Doctorate and Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. She has also completed a Master’s in Counseling at Arizona State University. Dr. Rozio provides individual and couples counseling and has specialized training in treating OCD. Other areas of focus include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life-transitions, self-esteem, and stress. She employs cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and client-centered methodologies. Her evidence-based, collaborative, and personalized approach is designed to support individuals and couples in building the life they want to live.


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