Half Day Professional Workshop
Friday – May 13, 2016 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Michael Hickey, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist &Director, Center for Psychological Evaluation, Albert Ellis Institute
While exposure therapy is proven to be effective in treating anxiety and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, getting the client to actually comply with the exposure protocol can be quite challenging. Often times, failed exposure therapy and/or lack of compliance is a result of insufficient preparedness. If an exposure therapist jumps right into exposure without providing the appropriate psychoeducation, motivational enhancement, and cognitive work, the effectiveness of the actual exposure exercise may be compromised, and resistance or early termination may occur. This workshop will address these issues and provide exposure therapists with the clinical tools to maximize the effectiveness of their exposure therapy work.