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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) What is DBT? DBT is a scientifically supported treatment based on a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and Eastern meditation techniques. It was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to initially help individuals with suicidal thoughts/behaviors and self injury but has expanded to include a number of other conditions including eating disorders, substance use, depression, and impulsive

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Directors Drs. Neziroglu & Yaryura-Tobias Earn Career Achievement Award

Announcing the 2016 IOCDF Career Achievement Award Winners BLOG FROM IOCDF.ORG… Each year at the Annual OCD Conference, we recognize the many advocates, experts, and other passionate individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the OCD community over the years. Today, we want to highlight the winners of the IOCDF Outstanding Career Achievement Award, who will be honored during the

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In Memorium of Dr. Yaryura-Tobias

It is with deepest regret that we must share the sad news that Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias, MD passed away on March 5, 2016, survived by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by his colleagues, students, friends from all over the world, as well as the countless patients whose lives were equally touched by his medical

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Neziroglu BDD Presentation Part 5

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT- a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy based on Functional Contextualism (Hayes, 1999), and Relational Frame Theory (Hayes, Barnes-Holmes, & Roche, 2001). Functional Contextualism examines a behavior in its context and examines the function. Different from Cognitive Therapy ACT is different in that it does not attempt to use any strategies to alter thoughts or feelings.

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Neziroglu BDD Presentation Part 4

Behavioral Treatment Steps Step 1: Build A Hierarchy Targeting avoidance. Targeting distressing situations. Question patient about a typical day to elicit hierarchy items. Building a Hierarchy Common Distressing Situations Mirrors/Shiny surfaces Outdoors and bright lighting Crowded situations with little personal space Shopping centers Haircuts Summer time activities Shopping for clothes Classroom environment Sports activities (swimming) Bill’s Hierarchy Watching

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Neziroglu BDD Presentation Part 3

. Understanding Issues that may Interfere with Treatment Overvalued ideation Personality disorders Extent of avoidance behaviors Co-morbidity Severity of Depression Lack of support system Family with psychiatric disorders Readiness for change Social anxiety Family criticism Predictors of Treatment Outcome in BDD Overvalued Ideation OVIS is highly predictive of treatment outcomes for OCD and BDD Personality Disorders Extent of avoidance

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Neziroglu BDD Presentation Part 2

Function of Repetitive Behaviors These behaviors reduce negative feelings of anxiety, shame and disgust Neziroglu et al., 2008 Psychopathology of Mirror Gazing Motivation for Mirror Gazing: Hope that I will look different Need to camouflage self Need to know exactly how I look Compare with ideal or how I used to look Mental cosmetic surgery Feel worse if I

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Nezirolgu BDD Presentation Part 1

Evidence Based Treatment of Complex Body Dysmorphic Disorder Part 1 Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D ABBP, ABPP, Leah Frenkiel,B.A., Claudio Clavadetscher,B.A, & Douglas Fabian,B.A .1. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) History: In the late 19th century, Morselli (1891) coined the term dysmorphophobia to refer to the worries and complaints associated with an imagined deformity Dysmorfia – Greek word meaning a bad body or

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