Live-online → Daylong Workshop

Improving OCD Treatment: Basics & Beyond

Improving OCD Treatment: Basics & Beyond
Date: Friday, July 22nd
Time: 9am-2:30pm PST / 12-5:30pm EST
Instructors: Magdalene Holtam, Ph.D. & Kyle Jones, Ph.D.
# of CE Hours: 5
Provides 5 TEAM-CBT Units towards Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification

Course Description:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is the 4th most common mental illness. Patients who struggle with OCD can experience high functional impairment and poor quality of life. A specific form of CBT, called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, has been found to be an effective treatment for OCD. ERP methods coupled with powerful motivational tools can help OCD sufferers live a happier and more fulfilling life. You will learn: how to assess for OCD, how to explain OCD to your patients, tools to enhance motivation in your patients, and effective exposure methods for OCD. During this course you will have opportunities for practice via live role-plays.

Can't attend live? A recording of the workshop will be sent to all who register. Please note that CEs can only be provided to those who attend live. 100% attendance and completion of CE survey after the workshop is required to receive CE certificate of completion.

Online registration closes at 5:30pm PST on Thursday July 21st. No Exceptions.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this workshop you will be able to:
Describe the main features of OCD
Describe two subtypes of OCD
Explain best practices testing / assessment procedures for OCD
Describe the use of a cost-benefit analysis to enhance motivation to work on OCD
Generate an exposure hierarchy for a patient with OCD
Describe the use of imaginal and in vivo exposure for the treatment of OCD

Key Topics: OCD features and subtypes, assessment of OCD, providing psychoeducation to patients, boosting motivation to engage in treatment, developing an exposure hierarchy, exposure methods for OCD, relapse prevention

Continuing Education Accreditation
*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Feeling Good Institute Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0175. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 5 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Feeling Good Institute, #1442 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this course. Ace provider approval period: 05/30/2021-05/30/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 5 continuing education credits. Feeling Good Institute, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0678. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at

Instructor Biographies
Magdalene Holtam, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California that specializes in providing evidence-based treatments, such as TEAM-CBT and ERP, to individuals with OCD, anxiety and other mood disorders. Dr. Holtam has more than 15 years of experience conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is a graduate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation's Behavior Therapy Institute and a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. Magdalene is a certified Level 5 Master Therapist and Trainer in TEAM-CBT therapy. She also trains and supervises other clinicians in implementing TEAM-CBT effectively with their clients.

Kyle Jones, Ph.D. is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow affiliated with Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, California. Kyle has been practicing TEAM-CBT since 2016, when he joined Dr. Burns’ Tuesday night training group at Stanford. Kyle received his PhD in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University in 2021 with an emphasis in LGBTQ+ psychology. He is a contributor to the Feeling Good App, currently under development.

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Course Dates: Friday, July 22nd 9am-2:30pm PST / 12-5:...

  • Workshop materials and zoom link will appear below 2 days prior to workshop
  • 1 - Day Plan
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed