Engaging Parents in Pediatric OCD Treatments, 1.5 CE

Presented by: Brenda Arellano, MS, LPA

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Workshop Description:

Parents can play a significant role in maintaining OCD symptoms, and research suggests treatment is more effective when parents are involved. In this workshop, participants will learn how to assess parent’s role in the maintenance of a child’s OCD, gain practical techniques to engage parents effectively in the therapeutic process, and learn relevant cultural considerations when working with parents.

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to: 

  • Identify ways in which parent behaviors can maintain OCD symptoms in children. 
  • Describe effective ways to address parental accommodation in the treatment of pediatric OCD.

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About the Presenter: 

Brenda Arellano, M.S., LPA

Brenda Arellano, M.S., LPA is a bilingual, Licensed Psychological Associate currently working at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic. Brenda specializes in providing empirically supported treatment for children, teens, and adults suffering from OCD. Brenda also works with individuals experiencing other difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, PTSD and eating disorders. As a fluent native Spanish speaker, Brenda provides therapy in both English and Spanish. Brenda is trained in delivering various empirically supported interventions, including Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Interventions. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2017 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. In addition to her clinical training, Brenda was involved in various research projects during her time at the University of Louisville. She shared her research on child anxiety and the intersection of culture and mental health at national conferences as well as peer-reviewed articles. In addition to her clinical practice, Brenda enjoys sharing psychological science through community outreach and spending time with friends and family.

Workshop Pricing: 

Member registration: $50.00
Non-member registration: $75.00
Student registration: $15.00

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