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OCD: Ten Best Treatment Strategies for Children & Adolescents

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be one of the most challenging illnesses to treat successfully, and it is made more challenging when working with children and adolescents!

Join OCD experts Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C, in this engaging presentation you will learn creative and proven strategies to educate and treat kids with OCD, including the use of puppets, games and technology.  You will also learn concrete strategies to help families and schools become a part of the journey to wellness.


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Kimberly Morrow, LCSW |  Elizabeth DuPont Spencer
2 Hours 02 Minutes
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Jan 08, 2016
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Graduating from Memphis State University with a Master’s in Psychology and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s in Social Work, Kimberly is a compassionate therapist, an anxiety expert, and a national speaker.  She has been specializing in treating people with anxiety and OCD for over 25 years and teaching other professionals how to treat anxiety for over 15 years. Kimberly has given hundreds of presentations and workshops including speaking at international conferences, providing a CBT certificate program, speaking to schools, and training thousands of master level clinicians throughout the United States. Kimberly is a graduate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation's Behavior Therapy Institute.  She is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, chairing several committees. She is the 2012 recipient of the Clinician Outreach Award and the 2015 Member of Distinction Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  She is co-owner of, which provides online training and case consultation for therapists to have easy access to quality, evidenced-based training for anxiety and OCD.  Kimberly is the author of Face It and Feel It: 10 Simple But Not Easy Ways to Live Well With Anxiety (Independent Distributors/Heaven-Sent Creative Concepts, 2011) and the co-author of CBT for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Training for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry, and OCD (PESI, 2018).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kimberly Morrow is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kimberly Morrow is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

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Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, M.S.W., LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker and board approved supervisor.  Trained as a cognitive behavioral therapist using exposure and response prevention for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, she has been in private practice for 25 years, working with children, adolescents and adults.  Elizabeth is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).  She is a Clinical Fellow of the ADAA, and also received the 2012 Clinician Outreach Award and the 2017 Clinician of Distinction Award.  Elizabeth is co-owner of with a mission to train clinician’s nation-wide in evidence-based treatments.  A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, and the University of Maryland at Baltimore’s School of social work, she completed her clinical training at the National Institutes of Health and the Catholic University of America.  She is the co-author of three books, The Anxiety Cure (2nd Ed., Wiley, 2003), The Anxiety Cure for Kids (2nd Ed., Wiley, 2014)and CBT for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry, and OCD (PESI, 2018).  Elizabeth works in Rockville, Maryland.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Elizabeth DuPont Spencer is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Elizabeth DuPont Spencer is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

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Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Educators, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists


  1. Discover assessment tools to appropriately diagnose children with OCD.
  2. Utilize exposure and response prevention skills to successfully treat kids with OCD.
  3. Identify how to help kids and parents change the way they think about OCD.
  4. Tell how working with the family and school system will help children through ERP treatment.


  • Diagnosing OCD
    • Obsessions - Intrusive thoughts
    • Compulsions - Excessive ritualistic behaviors
  • Assessment tools for OCD
  • How to ask questions kids will answer
    • CYBOCS to assess and develop treatment plan
  • Explanation of the brain using kids language
    • The overactive amygdala
    • Using age - appropriate metaphors
  • Treatment of OCD using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
    • Developing fear hierarchies
    • Creative ways to get kids to do exposures
  • Changing how kids and parents think about OCD
    • Anxiety as a paradox
    • Talking back to OCD
  • Teaching parents how to coach their child through ERP
    • Talking back to OCD
    • Using play techniques to face fears
  • Working with schools
    • Accommodations
    • Tips for teachers and guidance counselors
    • What strategies work
  • Termination
    • Relapse prevention
    • Goals for a final session
  • Resources



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 11


Marcella D - Colts Neck, New Jersey

"Thank you! I enjoyed this training."

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