Looks Can Kill: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Date Aug 28, 2014
Time 03:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
Does Body Dysmorphic Disorder torment your clients with distorted self-perceptions? Help them see themselves in a more realistic and healthy manner.

Full Description:
As many as five million people in the United States are believed to be suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), yet it remains an under-recognized psychiatric illness. BDD is understood to be similar to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and has been reclassified in the DSM-5 in a new category, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Characterized by tormenting, obsessive thoughts concerning physical appearance, those who suffer from BDD believe that aspects of their physical appearance are deformed in some way – yet these perceived flaws are barely, if at all, noticeable to others. 

The primary focus of this webinar is to understand the diagnostic criteria of BDD and its most effective treatment strategies, including medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe the  DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Explain the rationale for the inclusion of BDD in the new DSM-5 diagnostic category of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Compare and contrast BDD and OCD
Define the most common functional impairments of those living with BDD
Evaluate the most effective treatment strategies, including medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy

Your Presenter:
SCOTT M. GRANET, LCSW, has taught continuing education classes on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) throughout the U.S., including at the University of California at Berkeley Extension, The University of Chicago School of Social Service, and the Rutgers University School of Social Work. He has written various articles, presented at numerous U.S. and international conferences, and has appeared on national and local television and radio shows. Mr. Granet is a psychotherapist with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and in 2008 opened the OCD-BDD Clinic of Northern California. He is one of the co-founders of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation of the San Francisco Bay Area.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Educators


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