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OCD and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP): The Foundations of Evidence-Based Treatment


This course was held on March 22, 2023


Stacey Dobrinsky, PhD, Director of Training

This course provides information regarding OCD, including assessment, diagnosis, symptoms, and subtypes. It also provides in-depth information regarding Exposure Response Prevention, the evidence-based “gold standard” treatment for OCD. Specifically, participants will learn what constitutes ERP, how it effectively treats OCD, and the foundations of how to use ERP in treatment. Case examples will be provided to enable attendees to implement ERP effectively with their clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn how to properly identify, assess, and diagnose OCD in their practice.
  • Attendees will be able to understand and explain Exposure Response Prevention and gain an understanding of how to implement ERP with clients.
  • Attendees will be able to appropriately conceptualize an OCD case and understand how to apply the framework of ERP treatment.

Stacey Dobrinsky, PhD

Director of Training

BA, Rutgers University // MA, Montclair State University // MEd, University of Florida // PhD, University of Florida

Dr. Stacey Dobrinsky has over ten years of experience treating children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety disorders. She was a founding faculty member of the McLean OCD Institute for Children and Adolescent program (OCD Jr.) and ultimately served as the Clinical Director. Stacey specializes in severe, treatment refractory anxiety and OCD while utilizing a combination of exposure response prevention (ERP) and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) in her treatment.

She has been trained through the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and has completed the Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) training. She is also certified in cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD. Stacey has given multiple presentations on OCD, Anxiety and ACT, both locally and nationally.

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