Exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy has been well established as the evidenced-based psychological treatment of choice for anxiety disorders and OCD, but this treatment is underutilized by clinicians. In addition, many clinicians hold negative or false beliefs about this treatment. This presentation addresses myths associated with exposure therapy, outlines ethical considerations therapists and patients should be aware of when conducting or engaging in this treatment and offers suggestions for the ethical use of this treatment.
- List common myths associated with ERP and associated truths
- Describe at least one ethical consideration of ERP in five areas of ethics
- Describe strategies to conduct ethical exposures in five areas of ethics