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Sunday, July 20 • 9:15am - 10:45am
The Fundamentals of Treatment for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking

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Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), such as trichotillomania and skin picking, receive limited exposure in professional and public domains and are lacking in trained clinicians. Comorbidity is commonplace, and some individuals with these disorders have little or no access to effective treatment that could provide symptom relief and improved quality of life. While there have been some new directions in the augmentation of CBT and novel pharmacologic interventions, not all clinicians are knowledgeable about them. This presentation will provide an overview of all empirically-supported CBT and psychopharmacologic interventions for BFRBs. 


Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH

Jon Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, where he also supervises an outpatient clinic for addictive-impulsive-compulsive disorders. Professor Grant is the author of twelve books on impulsive and compulsive behaviors and over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
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Nancy Keuthen, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Dr Nancy Keuthen is the Director of the Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School. She has written nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers and chapters and authored/edited two books on BFRBs. She is a member of the scientific advisory boards of both the International OCD Foundation and the Trichotillomania Learning Center.
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Fred Penzel, PhD

Executive Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services
Dr. Fred Penzel is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the cognitive/behavioral treatment of OCD since 1982. He is the founder and executive director of Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Huntington, Long Island, New York, a private treatment group specializing in OCD and related problems, and is a founding member of the IOCDF Science Advisory Board. Dr. Penzel is the author of "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A... Read More →

Sunday July 20, 2014 9:15am - 10:45am
Olympic II, Plaza Level