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New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Queens Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of NYCCSCW and St. John's University Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Course Number:       Location:

PRESENTER: Stephen Terracciano, Ph.D., ABPP

Date:  March 6, 2016
Time:  10:00am – 12:30pm
Location:  St. John’s University
D’Angelo Center Rm. 406
8000 Utopia Pkway
Jamaica, N.Y.  11439


               Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a disorder characterized by preoccupation with perceived flaws in physical appearance, is a common and disabling condition.  With a 2.4% prevalence rate, high psychiatric hospitalization rates, and a suicide attempt rate 6 to 23% higher than that of the U.S. population, it is necessary for effective psychosocial treatments to be developed and disseminated.  BDD has become more visible since its re-allocation from the Somatoform Disorders category and inclusion in the Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders category in the DSM-V.  In addition, an emerging body of research with improved scientific rigor is accumulating, establishing the efficacy of cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) as an evidence-based treatment approach for BDD.  Attendees of this workshop will be primed in the assessment, diagnosis, and cognitive and behavioral treatment of BDD.

Teaching Methods: 
Through didactic presentation, case example illustrations, experiential exercises, and PowerPoint slides attendees will acquire the essential knowledge, tools, and skills to implement the core CBT techniques for BDD: attentional training, cognitive therapy, exposure & response prevention, and perceptual retraining.  

Education Objectives:
As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.    Describe the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for Body Dysmorphic Disorder  (BDD). 
2.    Describe data on prevalence, age of onset, comorbidity, and course of BDD.
3.    Conceptualize and discuss the development and maintenance of BDD from a cognitive and behavioral theoretical framework.
4.    Provide a definition of the following BDD screening and assessment tools:  attentional training, cognitive therapy, exposure & response prevention, and perceptual retraining.

Presenter:  Stephen Terracciano, PhD, ABPP, is a NYS licensed Psychologist, Board Certified as a Specialist in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He is a founding member of the NYSPA Division of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology (ABBCP), and Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for doctoral clinical psychology trainees at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.  Dr. Terracciano maintains a full-time private practice in Manhattan, NY.

Experience Level of Participants
This course will benefit clinicians at all levels of experience.

Registration Fees/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-register:   Make check or money order payable to NYSSCSW
and  Mail to:  Carol D'Andrea LCSW
                       225-04 58th Avenue
                      Little Neck, N.Y. 11362.  

On-site registration payment  – cash, checks or money orders only. 
                                          Pre-Registration     On Site
NYSSCSW Member                  $35                      $55
Non-member                             $60                      $70
Student w/ID’s                          $15                      $25

Cancellation received at least (5) days before the event will be fully refundable.  There are no refund for cancellations received after February 29, 2016.
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Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors
Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed

Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.

For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please contact Kristin or Sheila

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