Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Across the Developmental Spectrum

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols have been established as efficacious for children, adolescents, and adults with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  In the 1.5 day Level I symposium, Dr. Franklin and colleagues will present in an interactive lecture format a cognitive-behavioral conceptualization of OCD and describe the treatment strategies that flow directly from this empirically informed conceptualization.  They will focus on proper assessment and implementation of CBT, but will also address commonly encountered issues such as low motivation, working with families, considering CBT and medication strategies together, and modifying treatment procedures to accommodate patients with OCD who also suffer from autism spectrum conditions.

Lecture Format
Symposium - Lecture only, Lecture with Q&A, Case Presentation/Discussion

Learn more about the lectures offered within this symposium here.


The last day to register for this symposium is Wednesday, September 18th, 2013.


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Course details

  • American Psychological Association (APA): 10.00
  • Event starts: Fri, Sep 20 2013 - 7:00 am
  • Event ends: Sat, Sep 21 2013 - 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $135.00

Target audience

PBHMind courses are designed for psychologists, social workers, therapists and other mental healthcare practitioners. The level of this symposium is appropriate for mental health professionals with interest in providing CBT for patients with OCD across the developmental spectrum.  

Learning objectives

By attending this continuing education session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical foundations of CBT for OCD
  • Summarize in patient-friendly language the empirical literature that underlies a CBT conceptualization
  • Utilize core CBT techniques of exposure, response prevention, and cognitive interventions
  • Recognize when clinical circumstances warrant progression up the treatment hierarchy as planned versus re-conceptualizing and re-working the treatment plan
  • Identify the empirically supported combined treatment strategies for OCD
  • Discuss the extant literature with patients and families to enhance the selection of optimal treatment targets and interventions
  • Answer questions likely to arise from patients and families about the rationale for CBT in the treatment of specific OCD symptoms
  • Assist patients with managing affect as they progress up the treatment hierarchy


Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Faculty & credentials

Martin Franklin, Ph.D.
Director, Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe)
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Instructional Level 
Intermediate to Advanced
Statement of Financial Relationships 

Martin Franklin, Ph.D.
No commercial relationships to disclose



This activity closed on October 5th, 2013 and is no longer available for enrollments.