Complex Cases: PTSD, OCD, and Substance Abuse.

Friday, April 7, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 am

Our annual clinical symposium will feature a panel of expert clinicians working on a very complex case: an adult client struggling with PTSD, OCD, and substance abuse. Complex cases are not the exception but the norm in the therapy room. One can feel stuck trying to figure out how to approach these clients without a case formulation and a solid treatment plan. However, complex cases often create challenges to our formulations and interventions. Our panel of experts will demonstrate how to work with these tricky moments in therapy with "hands on" strategies, such as exposure based interventions, mindfulness, sharing a formulation with client, or identifying treatment goals.

Learning objectives:

  • Apply different treatment interventions based on various theoretical orientations for an adult client with multiple problems.
  • Integrate current clinical research findings into the treatment of clients with multiple problems.
  • Utilize the knowledge of experts in conceptualizing the presentation of a client struggling with OCD, PTSD, and substance abuse.

Patricia-Zurita-Ona_0.jpgPatricia Zurita Ona, PsyD — Chair
East Bay Behavioral Therapy Center





Jonathan Grayson, PhD

Grayson LA Treatment Center of Anxiety & OCD


Steven C. Hayes, PhD

University of Nevada, Reno


Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP

Emory University