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OCD Jacksonville – New Directions in Exposure Therapy for OCD: Inhibitory Learning and ACT

October 14, 2016 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

OCD Jacksonville is proud to announce our fall conference, New Directions in Exposure Therapy for OCD: Inhibitory Learning and ACT. The event will be held at the Schultz Center on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 8am-5pm

Our Guest Speaker: Jonathan (Jon) Abramowitz is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Chapel hill, NC. He specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders, and is recognized internationally as a leading authority on these topics. He is also Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, where he trains clinical psychologists and conducts research on OCD and other anxiety disorders. Dr. Abramowitz has written two self-help workbooks and published over 200 scientific articles, books, and book chapters for professionals.He is the former Director of the OCD/Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Past-President of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT).

Who Can Attend: This conference is especially suited for Licensed Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Graduate Students.

What You Can Expect to Learn: This workshop will begin with a review of the basics of exposure therapy for OCD. We will next delve into the two major conceptual models of how exposure therapy works: (a) emotional processing and (b) inhibitory learning, and attendees will learn various clinical techniques for maximizing inhibitory learning during exposure. Following, we will turn to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and how OCD is conceptualized from within this therapeutic approach. The similarities and differences between ACT and exposure will be presented and attendees will learn various techniques for incorporating ACT with exposure and response prevention.

Registration: Click here to register for this event.

Conference Admission Includes Continental Breakfast:

  • Mental Health Professionals: $79.00
  • General Public & Graduate Students: $29.00

About Us: OCD Jacksonville is a not-for-profit corporation. Our mission is to help individuals and families affected by OCD to find reliable treatment and support. As a public service organization, we seek to inform mental health professionals and the Jacksonville community about OCD and related disorders. All proceeds derived from this event will fund current and future projects.

Licensed & Limited Licensed Psychologists

Licensed Mental Health Counselors 50-1950 Exp. 3/31/17
Licensed Clinical Social Workers 50-1950 Exp. 3/31/17
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists 50-1950 Exp. 3/31/17
Licensed & Limited Licensed Psychologists 50-20036 Exp. 5/31/18


October 14, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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OCD Jacksonville
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Schultz Center
4019 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207 United States
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(904) 348-5757
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