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Friday, April 21


A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder and other BFRBs
Being a parent has many unique challenges. Being a parent of a child with trich can be overwhelming. Come learn a different perspective about what trichotillomania is, and what it is not from experts who have worked with TTM for many years. Listen to what children and teens want their parents to know. Hear about the importance of, and different ways to, take care of yourself while supporting your child. Be able to identify when you need to take some time to yourself and use successful strategies to “recharge your own batteries.”


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 →

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


Helping Your Child To Help Themselves: What You, As Parents, Need To Do (Or Not Do) to Assist Your Child’s Recovery
Being the parent of a child with a BFRB can be a baffling and frustrating experience. The goal will be to show parents how to help their child take responsibility for their symptoms and their own recoveries, and how to avoid common pitfalls that can occur in the recovery process.


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... Read More →

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