Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder

ID: 5426WEB

Attendees of this workshop will gain a thorough understanding of the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for BDD, as well as the rationale for its inclusion in the new category of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in the DSM 5. Symptoms most often identified, such as mirror checking/mirror avoidance, comparing and camouflaging will be reviewed, as will potential causal factors such as abuse, bullying and family dysfunction. This workshop will highlight treatment strategies, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy, especially the use of exposure and response prevention therapy. Cognitive distortions and the importance of understanding core beliefs will also be addressed. However, BDD is not simply OCD about physical appearance and treatment needs to reflect that. In particular, the role of trauma is important to explore as many people suffering from BDD appear to have that in their background. In addition, the impact of COVID-19 on those with BDD will be discussed, especially in terms of social isolation and the use of video platforms, such as Zoom.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Scott Granet, LCSW
Date: Monday, August 19, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

  • Identify 5 symptoms most often associated with BDD.

  • Explain 2 reasons for including BDD in the DSM 5 category of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.

  • Utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies in the treatment of BDD.

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Scott Granet, LCSW specializes in the treatment of OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, and anxiety disorders and has presented at numerous conferences worldwide. He has taught continuing education classes at universities and other institutions throughout the U.S., including the Rutgers University School of Social Work, the UC Berkeley Extension, the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and the NYU Silver School of Social Work. In 2008, he opened the OCD-BDD Clinic of Northern California in Redwood City. Mr. Granet is the author of The Complete OCD Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Free Yourself from Intrusive Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviors and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Mine and Yours: A Personal and Clinical Perspective.

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