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Event Information


Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at the time of registration).

Time:  9:00am - 11:00am

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the event, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from so please be sure to add this email address to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email.

Presenter: Patrick B McGrath, PhD, Head of Clinical Services at NOCD

Overview: Many practitioners state that they treat anxiety disorders along with numerous other conditions. However, to effectively treat anxiety disorders one must be aware of exposure and response prevention therapy, and utilize it to treat the anxiety. This talk will review the use of exposure and response prevention therapy as well as how to allow your patients to be uncomfortable, sit in their discomfort, and learn that they can handle their discomfort.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most effective treatments for anxiety and obsessive
  • Practice utilizing the techniques of exposure and response prevention therapy for various case presentations
  • Develop a comfort with allowing patients to sit in uncomfortable situations without rescuing them or giving them distractions or reassurance

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC and QIDP.

All other professionals are encouraged to check with their respective licensing boards for questions about whether this workshop meets criteria for continuing education credits.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete.  Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed.  This process takes approximately 14 days following the event.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable.

Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.