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Pulling Hair and Picking Skin, Not Just a Bad Habit: How to Individualize...

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Rathbone & Associates Bethesda

4701 Sangamore Road

N-210

Bethesda, MD 20816

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** This training is only open to licensed mental health professionals**

Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) affect millions of people worldwide. As many as 2 in 50 people engage in body focused behaviors such hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting resulting in alopecia, scaring, infections, and sometimes abdominal or plastic surgery. Most often these behaviors begin in childhood or adolescence, but can affect people of all ages. This workshop will provide an overview of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Current state of the art treatment approaches for these disorders will be provided, including assessing and improving motivation, using advanced techniques, and addressing family involvement.

Objectives:

  1. Learn about the onset and phenomenology of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)
  2. Become familiar with the complexities of the disorder
  3. Learn about state-of the-art treatment approaches for treating hair pulling, skin picking, and other body focused repetitive behaviors
  4. Learn about local and national resources that provide expert information for professionals and sufferers

About the Presenter

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a co-director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults. She has conducted numerous workshops and seminars and participated as an expert in panel discussions covering many topics including Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, and providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxious adults. In addition to publishing articles for professional journals and newsletters, Ms Golomb is an author of "The Hair Pulling 'Habit' and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle" a book describing the comprehensive treatment of trichotillomania in children and “Stay Out of My Hair” and “A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder: Effective Parenting Strategies for Children with Trichotillomania,” books designed to educate, guide, and support parents of children with trichotillomania. Ms Golomb is also an author of “Psychological Interventions for Children with Sensory Dysregulation.” She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for The TLC Foundation for BFRBs.


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Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

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