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Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for OCD, Part 3
Friday, August 25, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Virtual Continuing Education Event

Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for OCD, 1.0 CE

Part 3 of a 3-part Webinar Series
Friday, August 24, 2023, on Virtually on Zoom
Presented by Brenda Arellano, M.S. 
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects about 1.3% of Americans and research suggests that OCD symptoms have worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge and insights into the key diagnostic features of OCD and how to assess them. Additionally, Participants will come away with concrete, specific interventions they can utilize to help those suffering with OCD and overcome common roadblocks in treatment. Skill Level: Beginning 

Workshop Objectives

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to... 

  • Identify at least one common roadblock in the treatment of OCD.
  • Describe interventions to address common roadblocks in the management of OCD

About the Presenter

Brenda Arellano, M.S., L.P.A., is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Psychological Associate. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in 2017 and currently works at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic, where she specializes in providing empirically-supported treatment for individuals of all ages suffering from OCD. Brenda also treats individuals suffering from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trichotillomania, excoriation and behavioral difficulties. As a fluent native Spanish-speaker, Brenda provides therapy in both English and Spanish. She is trained in delivering various empirically supported interventions, including Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Interventions. Her training in various therapeutic approaches allows Brenda to adapt the therapeutic experience to best fit the needs, strengths and goals of her clients.Outside the therapy room, Brenda enjoys advancing psychological science. She is passionate about providing outreach in underserved communities. Brenda is embedded in the psychological community and has been invited to speak on topics related to mental health, OCD treatment and child treatment, as well as invited to review research articles for publication. Brenda serves as the at-large representative on the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) board of directors, and is an active member of the KPA continuing education committee. Brenda also enjoys spending time hiking, knitting, and spending time with friends, family and her Chihuahua, Chispita.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Mental Health Professionals


Registrant Type Registration Rate
Non-Member Registration, Part 3: $50.00
KPA Member Registration, Part 3: $40.00
KPA Student Member Registration: FREE

Please note - any student seeking CEs must register at the KPA member rate.

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Event Location

This is a virtual event - attendees will receive the link to access this webinar's virtual platform Zoom after completing their registration.
It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who log in more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made on or before Thursday, August 23, 2023, will be eligible for a 90% refund. No refunds will be available after August 23, 2023. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA, 8004 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40222, or by email to [email protected].
CE Credits/Attendance

This program is approved for 1.0 CE hours by the Kentucky Psychological Association. 

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, and the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors: 
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.