I'm thrilled to announce that I will be facilitating a powerful virtual workshop, "Treating OCD in Communities of Color: Barriers & Exposure Therapy," on May 11, 2022 from 9:30am - 12:30pm EST, in partnership with the Institute for HEALing!
This training will review the basic knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully with clients of color that may impact their receiving treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We will also emphasize the exposure therapy approaches to treatment, and how racial, ethnic, religious and other individual differences may play a role in shaping the presentation and treatment of OCD with clients.
Some areas of competency will be reviewed to aid in clinicians’ ability to differentiate between behavior that tends to be more diagnostically psychopathological and those behaviors that are consistent with cultural norms. In addition, the training will address what it means to violate client values and beliefs during exposure therapy, as well as to offer strategies to alleviate these issues.
Clinicians will have an opportunity to discuss how they can help clients of color overcome stigma and cultural mistrust, along with an array of other hindrances and challenges that appear within the therapeutic process during the treatment of OCD.
***This workshop meets the multicultural requirement for licensure.
By registering, you can expect to:
Learn techniques essential to working with clients of color with OCD.
Increase awareness of how individual differences with clients of color can impact the assessment and treatment of OCD.
Understand how to apply critical skills needed to implement Exposure Therapy effectively for OCD in clients of color.
Discuss potential barriers to treatment experienced by clients of color and how to address these challenges.
It brings me great pleasure to use my research and expertise to uncover the barriers involved in underdiagnosing OCD within communities of color.
This activity is being co-sponsored by the Maryland Psychological Association, the Maryland Psychological Association Foundation, and iHEAL. The Maryland Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Maryland Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content.