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Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD: Theory and Practice

  • 13 Oct 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Rivier University (Nashua, NH) - Dion 2nd Floor Reception Room

This Program is Co-Sponsored with OCD New Hampshire

Rivier University (Nashua, NH)
Dion - 2nd Floor Reception Room

Friday October 13th, 2023  8:30am-4:30pm

6 CEs

Description of Event: NH OCD is presenting a 1-day worksop, entitled: Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD: Theory and Practice.” The first three-hour portion will focus on establishing common understanding of DSM-5 criteria and a variety of ways that OCD can present, explaining the inhibitory learning model, and laying the groundwork for exposure and response prevention. Throughout the morning, clinical case examples will be used to illustrate the points. 

After lunch, two hours will be devoted to practice with exposure skills through practice case analysis led by the presenter and discussed in small groups. Finally, we will hold a one-hour moderated panel discussion featuring people with lived experience of OCD and their loved ones. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Utilize the DSM-5 to identify and diagnose obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in diverse settings such as private practices, emergency rooms, and local mental health agencies. 

  2. Describe the inhibitory learning model of obsessive compulsive disorder. 

  3. Utilize the inhibitory learning model to enhance exposure and response prevention. 

  4. Explain at least three of the principles of exposure and response prevention for OCD. 

  5. Apply exposure and response prevention principles to three (3) practice cases. 

  6. Identify how OCD impacts a client’s friends and loved ones and integrate loved ones into treatment of OCD for clients. 

David Bradley, Ph.D.
 David Bradley, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and training director at Hanover Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, with locations in Hanover and Bedford, NH. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University and M.A. in mental health counseling from Boston College. Dr. Bradley completed an internship at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), where he received extensive training in the use of exposure and response prevention (ERP). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic.
Additional presenters include:
Elian Beattie, MS, LMHC
Christina Enabe, LCMHC
Rebecca Rouse, Psy.D.


This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and OCD New Hampshire. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 566     |   Weare, NH 03281 

Phone- 603-415-0451

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