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2 Courses will be offered on April 29th: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Adults 9 AM – 12 PM and Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Youth and Adolescents 1 PM – 4 PM. You can register for both courses at a discounted price or just attend one. Please choose your ticket based on attending the Full day (2 CE events) or Half day (1 CE event) and then choose which events you will be attending.

When: Saturday, April 29th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Bastyr
14500 Juanita Dr NE
Kenmore, Washington  98028
United States
Contact: Sierra VanderHoogt

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April 29, 2017
Bastyr University


3CE – Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Adults 

Presenter: Travis Osborne, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Co-Director of the Anxiety Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS). Dr. Osborne is a specialist in evidence-based treatment for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, with a particular expertise in exposure-based treatments. He is passionate about the treatment of OCD and is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), volunteers his time as a consultant to the OCD and Hoarding Support Group of Seattle, and is the co-founder and co-director of Camp DCO, an annual camp for teenagers and adults with OCD.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common condition, however, few mental health professionals have specialized training in how to treat this disorder. Considerable advances have been made in recent decades regarding the development of effective treatments for OCD and data on OCD treatment outcomes indicate that it is a highly treatable problem. This presentation will focus on evidence-based methods of assessment and psychotherapy for adults with OCD. In particular, attendees will learn about: (1) common symptom presentations/subtypes of OCD; (2) common clinical issues that arise when treating OCD; and (3) core components of the gold-standard psychotherapy for OCD – exposure and response prevention (ERP).

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to identify common subtypes of OCD.
Participants will be able to describe the cognitive-behavioral model of OCD
Participants will be able to explain the rationale for exposure-based treatment for OCD.
Participants will be able to describe the components of ERP treatment for OCD.

3 CE Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Youth and Adolescents 


Leafar Espinoza is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D., ABPP, who is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders. He specializes in OCD and Parent Management Training, is the clinical training coordinator for the OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and leads anxiety and disruptive behavior disorder treatment programs for parents and children. Areas of interest include OCD, anxiety/tic disorders, parent management training, clinical training, and the dissemination of evidence-based treatments.


This training is for mental health professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the theory and practical aspects underlying the assessment and treatment of pediatric OCD, with a focus on Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), guidelines for mapping out and developing effective in-vivo and imaginal exposures for obsessions and compulsions, and strategies for maximizing success when working with children/adolescents and their parents. Professionals with a background in CBT and experience in treating anxiety will not only learn about the core components needed for the effective treatment of pediatric OCD in their practice, but also about E/RP strategies that be applied to related areas of anxiety.

Learning Objectives

Describe the theory underlying and the empirical support for E/RP for OCD.
Identify OCD subtypes and map out obsessions and compulsions using the Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS).
Develop specific and practical exposures for obsessions and compulsions.
Identify key factors in maximizing treatment effectiveness when working with children/adolescents and their families in the individual outpatient therapy context.


Cancellation policies 

  • During early bird registration period 100% refund of registration

  • During regular registration period a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed for full day pricing, $25 cancellation fee for half day pricing

  • During late registration period no fees will be refunded 


Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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