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3-CE Event: Neuroscience of OCD and Anxiety: Treatment Implications

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University of St. Mary

4500 College Blvd

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Leawood, KS 66221

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Anxiety disorders, including (but not limited to) OCD, lure clients into behaving in ways that are counterproductive to reducing their anxiety. Neuroscience provides insight into why this is the case, and provides compelling rationales for the utilization of evidence-based anxiety treatments such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Such psychoeducation can be invaluable for clients, who often struggle with maintaining motivation to complete distressing treatments such as ERP. This seminar provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the neural bases of OCD and other anxiety disorders, and connects brain science with evidence-based interventions for anxiety and OCD.


Objectives:

  1. Name three key areas of the brain involved in OCD.

  2. Describe the theory behind Exposure and Response Prevention and provide one mechanism for its success in treating OCD.

  3. Name five key areas of the brain involved in anxiety.

  4. Discuss the relationship between anxious feelings and avoidant behaviors.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master's degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.

Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates(trade name for Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services, PLLC). She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.

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4500 College Blvd

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Leawood, KS 66221

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