Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a disabling condition that has been estimated to afflict 1 to 2 percent of the general population in the United States alone. BDD is aptly described as the disease of “self-perceived ugliness.” Similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), BDD patients experience obsessions and compulsions. This can cause significant emotional distress (depression) and often significantly interfere with functioning. Yet, most patients do not seek help even though treatments do exist.
This webinar is eligible for 1 CE / CE Hour by APA, NBCC, the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. This webinar meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and /or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT, is the Director/Founder of the Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders, Inc., and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine. From 1999 and until 2014 Dr. Gorbis held an appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. She specializes in treatment of refractory cases of OCD and has integrated the most successful treatment modalities for OCD and complex comorbidities.