Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Amanda Petrik-Gardner joins Dr. Tamara Soles to discuss Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB). Amanda describes the different BFRB’s including Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and Excoriation (skin picking disorder). We discuss the differences between habits and BFRB, whether anxiety is always at the root, and how BFRBs differ from OCD compulsions. Amanda helps us understand the various functions of BFRBs including sensory, cognitive, emotional, and motor elements. Amanda also reviews the various treatment models including the most current Comprehensive Model of Behaviour (ComB Model) for treating Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Course Description

Amanda Petrik-Gardner joins Dr. Tamara Soles to discuss Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB). Amanda describes the different BFRB’s including Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and Excoriation (skin picking disorder). We discuss the differences between habits and BFRB, whether anxiety is always at the root, and how BFRBs differ from OCD compulsions. Amanda helps us understand the various functions of BFRBs including sensory, cognitive, emotional, and motor elements. Amanda also reviews the various treatment models including the most current Comprehensive Model of Behaviour (ComB Model) for treating Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.

Instructor's bio

Amanda Petrik-Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and BFRBs. She helps those who experience Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors like Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and Excoriation (skin picking disorder), finally find hope and relief. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, and illness anxiety disorder. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas.
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Learning Objectives

  • Define Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s)
  • Identify the most effective treatment models

How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE credit certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

Commercial Support

Amanda Petrik-Gardner authored an OCD coloring book discussed in the podcast

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ CE credit.

 

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