This episode is relevant to consumers.
In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S., LPC, LCAS interviews Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Topics discussed include:
- What Obsessive-Compulsive Disoder (OCD) is
- Common presentations of OCD including common obsessional categories – it doesn’t always involve fear of germs and hand washing!
- Treatments available for OCD and their relative effectiveness
- What Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) entails - it's not as bad as it sounds!
- Resources for OCD patients and their families
- And more!
Biosketch: Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP
Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D. is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He is also Founder and Director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic. Dr. Abramowitz is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist and he holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He conducts research on obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders and has published 10 books and over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on these topics. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the journals Behaviour Research and Therapy and Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, and serves on the Editorial Boards of several other scientific journals. He is a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America’s Clinical Advisory Board. He also served on the DSM-IV-TR Anxiety Disorders Work Group. Dr. Abramowitz received the Outstanding Contributions to Research Award from the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology in 2003, the David Shakow Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Psychology from Division 12 of the American Psychological Association in 2004, and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (formerly AABT) in 2005. He regularly presents papers and workshops on anxiety disorders and their treatment at regional, national, and international professional conferences.
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