Quarterly Presentation

June Quarterly Presentation:

“ERP Treatment? Yes, but first…”

Presented by Dr. Allen Weg

Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:30pm

East Brunswick, NJ

The next quarterly meeting will be held in our presentation location in East Brunswick on Monday night, June 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM. This presentation is entitled, “ERP Treatment? Yes, but first...” , a clinical review of essential treatment interventions which should be utilized prior to the introduction of Exposure and Response Prevention in therapy.  These include, but are not limited to; developing a specific and unique motivational profile of the client, exploring the family dynamics of accommodation as they exist and developing  interventions to establish appropriate treatment boundaries in the family, the art of labeling the disorder by distinguishing between fear and danger, teaching about anthropomorphizing the OCD and establishing a combative stance, and preparing the client to grapple with the of OCD-induced thoughts that typically accompany initial attempts at exposure work. Time for questions will be made available. As always, this presentation is free and open to the public, and designed for mental health professionals as well as lay people who live with OCD in their daily lives.

Dr. Allen Weg is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist.  He is Founder and Director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, a clinic with offices in East Brunswick and Florham Park, New Jersey,  specializing in evidence-based therapies for OCD spectrum disorders, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors in children, adolescents, and adults.

He is Co-Founder and President of OCD New Jersey and is member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. In addition, Dr. Weg is a faculty member and certified by both the Behavior Therapy Training Institute of the International OCD Foundation, and the Professional Training Institute of the Trichotillomania Learning Center.

Since 1991, he has served as a Field Clinical Supervisor for the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University.  He is the author and presenter of “OCD Tips,” a series of short video clips reviewing Exposure strategies for OCD found on the Stress and Anxiety Services Youtube channel, and has also authored the book,  OCD Treatment Through Storytelling, as well as the chapter, OCD in the Educational Setting, in the textbook, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, as well as the chapter, Storytelling and the Use of Metaphor with OCD in Social Workers Desk Reference, all published by Oxford Universality Press.

As always, quarterly presentations are free and open to the public.  $5 donations to OCDNJ are welcomed.

Directions to Quarterly Meeting Venue:

The address is 197 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. We will be meeting on the first floor in the Cafe area of the North Tower. To clarify, this is the Turnpike Plaza on East Brunswick going south. It is not the two giant towers with the Hilton between them further north on Rte 18 North.  For information, directions, and photos of this building with virtual tour, go to: www.silvertreecommercialrealestate.com and click on the 197 Route 18 South property.

Previous Quarterly Meetings

Flancbaum: March 2018

Ask the Experts: Dec 2017

Cohn: March 2016