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Saturday, July 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Effective Imaginal Exposures: Practical Strategies for Clinicians

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Imaginal exposures allow patients to confront feared obsessional catastrophes through the use of a detailed narrative. Situations especially appropriate for imaginal exposures are those in which the patient fears he may change in a fundamental way, cause a distal catastrophe, when the result of failing to do a ritual is far in the future, or when an in vivo exposure cannot be simulated. In this workshop, we explain when to use imaginal exposure versus in vivo, key elements of an effective imaginal exposure, and what to do when your imaginal exposures do not work. A large part of this workshop will be dedicated to Q&A. 


Chad Wetterneck, PhD

Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., is cognitive behavioral specialist and clinical supervisor at Rogers Memorial Hospital where he works primarily with OCD.  He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, where he directed an OCD and OC-spectrum disorders specialty center, and was the co-director of research at the Houston OCD Program. Dr. Wetterneck received six years of training at two leading... Read More →
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Monnica Williams, PhD

Director, Center for Mental Health Disparities, University of Louisville
Monnica Williams, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Louisville. She completed undergraduate studies at MIT and UCLA, and received her doctorate from the University of Virginia. Dr. Williams has authored over sixty scholarly publications, focused primarily on OCD and cultural issues. She is also a member of the IOCDF Scientific Advisory Board and the... Read More →

Saturday July 19, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Olympic I, Plaza Level