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Friday, April 21
 

9:00am

Pre-conference Session on ComB (separate registration ticket is required)
For adults with a BFRB, this special add-on to the conference is a unique opportunity to develop a personalized plan for recovery with two of the top treatment providers for BFRBs. Utilizing the ComB model, participants will gain new perspectives on the role each individual's BFRB serves in their life, understanding why, where, and how a person engages in their BFRB so that individualized interventions can be selected to help the person achieve what they want to achieve without engaging in the behavior. The comprehensive behavioral (ComB) model, developed by Dr. Charles Mansueto and his colleagues, is based on the assumption that a person engages in their BFRB because it meets one or more needs in the individual (e.g., helping to relax, to fall asleep, or to feel like a goal was accomplished). This three-hour intensive is limited to 40 participants and is offered as an add-on to the conference itself.

Speakers
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Marla W Deibler PsyD MSCP

Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, MSCP is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a private outpatient facility with locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ specializing in the evidence-based treatment of... Read More →
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Renae Reinardy PsyD

Renae M. Reinardy, Psy.D. received her doctorate at Argosy University, Washington, D.C. She is the Director of the Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change. Dr. Reinardy specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, hoarding disorder... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

7:00pm

ADHD and BFRB Treatment
Many people with BFRBs also have ADHD. This can interfere with BFRB treatment. Stimulant medications can exacerbate BFRBs. Some of the interventions that improve ADHD can also improve BFRBs. The common thread is the need to get off of autopilot. Methods doing this will be addressed.

Speakers
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Mike Miller PhD

Dr. Miller is a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experiences, He has worked with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) for the past 6 years after receiving the TLC Professional Training Institute. He has received additional training in treating BFRBs through the In... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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7:00pm

Being in my Body: An Experiential Presentation on Body-Image
How we see our body can directly affect how we treat our body. This experiential workshop will allow participants to identify how they perceive their bodies and experientially practice helpful behavioral and mindfulness treatment tools that can be used anywhere, anytime, in a compassionate and helpful way.

Speakers
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Kimberley Quinlan LMFT

KIMBERLEY QUINLAN is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. During her training and education, Kimberley dedicated much of her research to the study of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Meditation... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury
 
Saturday, April 22
 

8:30am

Adaptations to Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Hair Pulling and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Although Habit Reversal Training (HRT) has been demonstrated as an empirically-based intervention for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), it may not prove effective for all individuals. Drs. Brauer and Rojas will present cases in which typical HRT was adapted to present the unique presentation of clients. Dr. Brauer will present a brief intervention for an emerging adult with Trichotillomania and Skin-picking which incorporated aspects of exposure and response prevention and mindfulness. Dr. Rojas will present an intervention used with a toddler with Trichotillomania, highlighting the use of parent training and generation of developmentally-appropriate language. Drs. Brauer and Rojas will also engage in a discussion of treatment recommendations for individuals with BFRBs, allowing time to answer questions from the audience bout their clinical or personal experience with these behaviors.

Speakers
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Lindsay Brauer PhD

Lindsay Brauer, Ph.D., is co-director of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders clinic at the University of Chicago. She is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, as... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
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9:45am

A Brief Intervention for Trichotillomania and Skin-Picking
The presentation will focus on a novel 4 session intervention for mild trichotillomania and skin picking. Strategies discussed include: self-monitoring, competing responses, exposure and response prevention, and mindfulness. A case example will be used to demonstrate these techniques.

Speakers
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Lindsay Brauer PhD

Lindsay Brauer, Ph.D., is co-director of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders clinic at the University of Chicago. She is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, as... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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9:45am

Ask the Experts
In this session, panelists and audience members will explore topics and challenges related to the experience and treatment of BFRBs. Patients, family members, and clinicians will have an opportunity to ask their own questions and introduce topics for discussion. Panelists are recognized experts in the field, with expertise spanning BFRB research, medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and adult, child, and family therapy.

Speakers
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Ruth Golomb LCPC

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults... Read More →
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Jon E Grant MD JD MPH

Jon E. Grant, M.D., J.D., MPH, SAB Advisory Chair | TLC Scientific Advisory Board | Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience | University of Chicago | Dr. Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Dr. Grant complet... Read More →
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Marla W Deibler PsyD MSCP

Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, MSCP is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a private outpatient facility with locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ specializing in the evidence-based treatment of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

9:45am

Get your ACT (and ComB) Together
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used to augment treatment of the Affective, Cognitive and Sensory modalities of the ComB model. You will learn an overview of ACT, how it complements ComB, and ACT-specific interventions. This presentation assumes that attendees will have a basic understanding of the ComB model.

Speakers
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David Yood PsyD

Dr. Yood received his doctorate from the University of Denver and completed his predoctoral internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Behavior Therapy Center. Dr. Yood’s areas of clinical interest include Obsessive... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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11:15am

Bringing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Life in the Treatment of BFRBs
The cognitive and emotional toll of living with a BFRB can present challenges to successful treatment. This session will introduce participants to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based treatment augmentation for the enhancement of ComB/HRT. This didactic and experiential workshop will guide participants in the exploration of an individual's relationship to his or her own inner cognitive and emotional struggles in order to facilitate acceptance and behavior change.

Speakers
MW

Marla W Deibler PsyD MSCP

Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, MSCP is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a private outpatient facility with locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ specializing in the evidence-based treatment of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
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1:45pm

Reducing the Negative Affects of BFRBs
Having a body focused repetitive behavior is more than just about skin, hair or nails. Many times struggling with BFRBs can affect your mood, your activities, your relationships and the way you feel about yourself. Hear about the different ways that BFRBs might be affecting your life. Then learn about what you may be doing that seems like a good idea, but might not so helpful. Then discover how to develop good coping skills, a better way to think about hair pulling or skin picking and improving your relationships with others…and yourself!

Speakers
RG

Ruth Golomb LCPC

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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3:15pm

BFRB and Sensory Dysregulation
Body-focused repetitive behaviors and Sensory Dysregulation affect millions people world-wide. Some examples of Sensory Dysregulation (over-responsiveness or under-responsiveness to sensory stimuli) include the feeling of hair or skin on the fingertips, picking skin or cuticles, or biting or smelling hair Left untreated, children with BFRBs and Sensory Dysregulation can experience lifelong struggles with hair and/or skin in and a great deal of stress and family discord. This workshop will provide an overview of Sensory Dysregulation and identify how it affects BFRBs. Participants will learn how to identify Sensory Dysregulation as a potential co-morbid condition with BFRBs and how to effectively focus treatment in order to adequately address both conditions

Speakers
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Ruth Golomb LCPC

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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3:15pm

A Lapse Is Not A Relapse
Recovering from a BFRB is a process that takes time and the learning of skills. No one does it perfectly and lapses and setbacks are inevitable. Handling them well can make all the difference in reaching your goal. This workshop is intended to show you how to best do this.

Speakers
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Fred Penzel PhD

Dr. Fred Penzel is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of | BFRBs and OCD since 1982. He is the executive director of Western Suffolk | Psychological Services in Huntington, Long Island, New York, a private treatment group specializing in body-focused behaviors and O-C related problems, and is a founding member of the science advisory boards of both the TLC Foundation for BFRBs and the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation. Dr. Penzel is the author of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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7:45pm

The Use of Exposure in the Treatment of BFRBs
Exposure and response prevention (ERP) entails intentionally activating anxiety, “leaning into” or staying with the anxiety while refraining from rituals or compulsive behaviors until distress naturally subsides. As a therapeutic intervention, ERP is widely used to treat anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, with solidly demonstrated efficacy and effectiveness for a variety of presentations and populations. We believe that ERP also has a role in the treatment of BFRBs. In this workshop, the theoretical underpinnings of ERP will be presented, and the rationale for applying to the treatment of BFRBs will be provided. We will discuss two major ways in which ERP can be used in the treatment of BFRBs. The first is to help target urges to pull or pick. ERP can be particularly effective for individuals who pull or pick due to perfectionism or sensory stimuli. ERP can also be beneficial for reducing fear and shame that often accompanies BFRBs, especially when interacting with others. For example, many individuals with BFRBs experience significant anxiety about others finding out or judging them or their appearance. These fears can be alleviated via exposure. Presenters will model this technique via live role-play. Attendees will be invited to ask questions or share their own cases to facilitate discussion of real-world applications. Finally, common pitfalls will be presented to help attendees avoid potential problems.

Speakers
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Shala M Nicely LPC

Shala Nicely, LPC is a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in treatment of OCD and related disorders at Cornerstone Family Services in Atlanta. She was keynote speaker for the 2013 IOCDF national conference with the story of her own triumph over OCD, “Is Fred in the... Read More →
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Ashley J Smith PhD

Dr. Ashley Smith has been a senior staff psychologist at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT) since 2009. She holds extensive experience in treating anxiety and OC spectrum disorders across the lifespan, and she facilitates a monthly BFRB support group. She is a f... Read More →
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William C Oakley PsyD

Dr. William Oakley is an Associate Psychologist at the KCCAT. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. He completed his pre–doctoral internship at the Carson Center for Adults and Families and conducted research at Brown University’s Center... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
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7:45pm

Using Mindfulness in the Treatment of BFRB’s
In this session, the importance and effectiveness of mindfulness in the treatment of BFRB’s will be discussed. Participants will engage in a mindfulness exercise in order to demonstrate how this technique is utilized. The efficacy of mindfulness as a method to increase cognitive flexibility and decrease shame will be demonstrated.

Speakers
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Elisabeth Brawley MA LPC

Beth Brawley has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. She graduated from Webster University having completed her internship at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility here in the St. Louis area. Ms. Brawley previously worked in a residenti... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
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Sunday, April 23
 

9:45am

Treatment for Co-Morbid OCD and BFRB’s
In this session, clinicians will learn how to assess and combine treatment methods addressing both OCD and BFRB’s. Exposure and response prevention, mindfulness and habit reversal training will be discussed. Real world examples and techniques of how to apply these treatment methods in sessions will be demonstrated.

Speakers
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Elisabeth Brawley MA LPC

Beth Brawley has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. She graduated from Webster University having completed her internship at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility here in the St. Louis area. Ms. Brawley previously worked in a residenti... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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