The Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) is an in-depth three-day intensive training course in cognitive behavior therapy for mental health professionals who treat children and adolescents with OCD and related disorders. The Pediatric BTTI is overseen by leading pediatric OCD expert, Eric Storch, PhD.

Pediatric BTTI Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to design and implement cognitive behavioral interventions for youth with OCD, particularly exposure and response prevention.
  2. Participants will be able to incorporate family members into cognitive behavioral interventions for youth with OCD.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of pediatric OCD and will be able to list agents used in its treatment.
  4. Participants will understand and be able to discuss the clinical presentation and nature of PANDAS and PANS.
  5. Participants will be able to implement behavioral systems and utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques and other strategies to foster motivation and treatment engagement for youth with OCD and related disorders.
  6. Participants will be able to personalize treatment protocols to address commonly comorbid conditions in children and teens.
  7. Participants will be able to design and implement treatment plans for youth with comorbid obsessive compulsive-related disorders.
  8. Participants will develop a thorough treatment plan for a past or current child or adolescent patient under the supervision of one of the Expert Speakers and along with 5 (or fewer) other participants.

Click here to see when the next Pediatric BTTI will be offered, and to learn how to register.