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Treating Anxiety and OCD Quickly and Effectively: Cutting Edge Developments

Treating OCD Quickly and Effectively: Cutting Edge Developments


A  3 hour Zoominar conducted by Dan Kalb, PhD


Some of your patients may have obvious OCD compulsions, others may have one of many lesser-known variants of the disorder that you may not be recognizing as such. In either case, this course is for you.


You will learn to use research-based, empirically proven techniques to reduce symptoms in relatively short order. OCD is the focus of the seminar, but the tools can be readily used with other anxiety disorders.


Cartoons, videos, experiential exercises, jokes, and even a little rockin’ music will be added to make this fast-paced information-packed seminar educational, inspirational, and fun. 


The advantages of keeping the therapy focused, and based in the here-and-now, will be stressed. The critical role of exposure will be emphasized. This gold standard has now been upgraded to platinum as recent modifications of techniques have proven even more effective.


Along with much else, the seminar will cover:

• The critical mistakes you should never make

• How to treat obsessions when there are no behavioral compulsions
• The three ways patients cope with OCD that work in the moment but make it worse in the long run 
• The three alternative approaches to successfully manage OCD

• A powerful tool for ameliorating shame

• Common treatment methods that are ineffective                                                 
• Ways to address process and outcome (and our own) resistance



Official CE Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to:

1. Apply ERP to the treatment of at least four OCD subtypes. 

2. Describe three ways mental compulsions can be addressed using exposure techniques.
Identify four metaphors that help patients de-fuse from obsessions.

4. Explain to patients why reassurance is pernicious and provide an alternative action.

Dan Kalb, PhD, a psychologist in private practice, began specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders way back in the20th century. He has honed his approach over the years, incorporating many new developments in his work with individuals and groups. He supervises therapists and loves teaching seminars. Dan was graduated with top honors from Columbia.


          In his spare time, he worries if the refrigerator light really does go off when the door is closed.



Saturday, September 25th

9:30 am to 12:30 pm   3 CE credits


MCPA Members: Free      Non-Members: $50      Students $10.



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online to zoom platform - laptop or desktop with webcam and internet connection required. Smart phone can also be used.  Zoom program download or app required. Your must log in by 9:45 am and have your camera on for the event to get CE credits.


Questions?  Rick Pomfret 


The California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with the Marin County Psychological Association.  CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Zoom Online Platform - zoom meeting location details emailed automatically upon registration
Additional Info:
Rick Pomfret
(415)963-3536 (p)
Continuing Education
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