recorded webinar

Who Should I Treat? Specialization vs. Generalization in Clinical Practice

Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

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Professional Webinar Panel Discussion
Finishing graduate school and gaining licensure as a new therapist can be an exciting yet scary and overwhelming experience. New clinicians are often flooded with questions about the next step in their careers. In this webinar, three expert clinicians will provide professional guidance by discussing the importance of specializing as a therapist and what steps to take in order to achieve competence to best help their clients.

Learning Objectives 

1. Be able to differentiate between a generalist who treats anxiety and depression and a clinician who specializes in treating anxiety, depression and related disorders 

2. Be able to identify the benefits to clients when therapists specialize in the treatment of specific disorders and patient populations 

3. Be able to describe potential steps to take in order to gain expertise, and name several training opportunities available to graduate students and new clinicians looking to specialize in treating anxiety, depression and related disorders 

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Presenter(s) Biography

Andrea G. Batton, LCPC


Andrea G. Batton, LCPC is a licensed therapist and supervisor in Maryland and director of The Maryland Anxiety Center. She is active on the board of Mid Atlantic OCD, the regional affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.


Denise Egan Stack, LMHC


Denise Egan Stack, LMHC is a home-based behavioral therapist in Massachusetts. She was involved with the development and launch of the OCD Institute at McLean and served as president of the International OCD Foundation for more than a decade.


Jon Hershfield, LCMFT

Jon Hershfield, LCMFT

Jon Hershfield, LCMFT is the director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, Maryland, where he specializes in the treatment of OCD and related disorders in both outpatient and residential settings.  He is the author of When a Family Member Has OCD, Overcoming Harm OCD, and The OCD Workbook for Teens, and co-author of Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD, and The Unwanted Thoughts and Intense Emotions Workbook.  Jon is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation.


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