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Saturday, April 22
 

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!

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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 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
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 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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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.

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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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