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Four-day OCD workshop

March 21, 2019 12:00 PM | J. Gregory Turnbull (Administrator)

Four-day OCD workshop 

by internationally recognized OCD expert Elna Yadin, PhD, 

June or July, 2019 (24 CECs)

It is estimated that Oahu has approximately 12,000 people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in any given month.  A provider search on the HPA website of the terms “OCD” and “Obsessive Compulsive”, yields only between 6 and 9 results.  There appears to be a large need for treatment and a severe shortage of treatment providers trained in evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of OCD.  Becoming skilled in treating OCD will not only help alleviate the suffering of many people, it is a chance for Hawaii clinicians to significantly expand their incomes. This workshop is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, marriage & family therapists, counselors, and students in these fields.

This 4-day workshop will include:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of OCD
  • Differential diagnoses and comorbidities 
  • Supporting evidence for the effectiveness of Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention and medications for OCD
  • Detailed session-by-session instruction of the protocol with adjustment to the variety of nuances in OCD and special topics
  • Demonstrations with video illustrations and case examples
  • Participant use of therapy materials.  

This workshop will be presented by Elna Yadin, PhD, former Director of the OCD Clinic at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yadin has extensive experience in the treatment of anxiety, stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.  She is renowned for her work in training and supervising professionals in the implementation of evidence-based treatments for OCD and PTSD.  She has authored or coauthored academic articles, book chapters and books, including Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for OCD: Therapist Guide, and Treating your OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy: Patient Workbook (with Edna Foa and Tracey Lichner).     

We are attempting to bring the training to Hawaii in order to save the costs of travel and accommodations, and to offer it at a discounted price relative to workshops given on the mainland.  The size of the discount will depend on how many people express interest and can commit to attend.  We hope to offer the 4-day training for $750 to $1,000.

The training is tentatively scheduled for Friday June 28 through Monday July 1, 2019 at a premier venue in Honolulu.  You will receive a certificate of completion of the intensive four-day workshop from Dr. Yadin.  You will also receive 24 CECs, which means you will have all your required CECs for the two-year cycle.  The book, Treating Your OCD with Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention: Therapist Guide, which sells on Amazon for $32.50, is included in the cost of the training. 

The workshop training will be interactive and will include the “nuts and bolts” of OCD assessment and treatment.  Registration is limited.  A $100 deposit, received by April 5, will reserve your spot and be applied to your registration fee.  If there is not enough interest, the workshop may have to be cancelled, and your $100 reservation fee will be returned to you.

Please respond directly (and only) to Tyler Ralston, PsyD, ABPP at (without responding to all of HPA) if you are interested or have questions regarding this 24 CE training.


Tyler Ralston Psy.D. ABPP and Michael Christopher Psy.D., Ph.D.

Tyler Ralston, PsyD, ABPP

Ph: 808-358-2982

Hawaii Psychological Association
P.O. Box 833
Honolulu, Hawaii 96808

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