recorded webinar

The How, When, & Why of Intensive Residential Treatment for OCD and Related Disorders

The How, When, & Why of Intensive Residential Treatment for OCD and Related Disorders
Friday, May 08, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

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This presentation provides an overview of intensive/residential treatment (I/RT) programs for OCD and related disorders. The format of I/RT is described, focusing understanding the differences between various levels of care and how treatment elements may mirror or differ from traditional outpatient treatments. Important considerations when determining if a higher level of care is appropriate for your client and how to help prepare them for intensive treatments will be discussed. Additionally, focus is given to strategies for preparing your client's for I/RT, including the importance of motivation and willingness. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will be better able to describe the process of intensive/residential treatment for OCD and related disorders and how it builds on the core principles of ERP.
2. Attendees will be able to identify when a higher level of care may be beneficial for their clients.
3. Attendees will be able to develop strategies for preparing their clients for I/RT in order to maximize their gains, focusing on addressing common concerns and misconceptions, and enhancing motivation/willingness.

Presenter(s) Biography

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

Nathaniel Van Kirk

Dr. Van Kirk is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the conceptualization and treatment of severe anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma/PTSD. Currently, Dr. Van Kirk serves as the Director of Inpatient Group Therapy for McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School as well as the Coordinator of Clinical Assessment at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute (OCDI). He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech. Prior to accepting a post-doctoral fellowship at the OCDI in 2015, he completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he received training in severe mental illness, PTSD/Trauma, and substance use disorders. 

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