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May 19, 12:30 PM EDT

ACTifying your Exposures: Checking What You’re Doing and How It Works

In this new series, Dr. Patricia E. Zurita — Director of East Bay Behavior Therapy Center and member of Made of Millions advisory board — explains how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) can be used together to treat OCD, and similar conditions. 

Episode 1 covers the basics of exposure-based treatments and how ACT augments them. Tune-in to learn about ruling-thoughts, avoidant behaviors, compulsions and all types of reactive moves you’re hooked on and how they impact your life. 

Follow Dr. Zurita on Instagram @actbeyondocd and @dr.z.passionatebehaviorist.

About Dr. Patricia Zurita

Dr. Zurita Ona, or Dr. Z, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. She is the Director of the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center and a Made of Millions medical advisory board member.

Her clinical work started first as a school psychologist and then as a clinical psychologist. For over fourteen years she has developed significant experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety and emotion regulation problems; particular areas of expertise are Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Z is passionate about helping clients to get unstuck from any problem related to fear-based struggles.

Dr. Z serves on the Board of Directors for OCD SF Bay Area, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and is on charge of the Clinical Symposium for the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). In addition to her doctoral training, Dr. Z is a graduate of the International OCD foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for the treatment of pediatric OCD and adult OCD; her clinical work is primarily based on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the recognized front-line treatment for OCD, anxiety and related condition disorders. She is the author of numerous books, including "ACT beyond OCD: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook for Adults", "The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD", "Parenting a Troubled Teen" and others.

About ACTify your Exposures

Exposure Response Prevention therapy is considered the gold-standard treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. But what other modularities exist, and how can they be used in combination with ERP to create long term benefits?

ACTify your Exposures is a four-part webinar seres hosted by Dr. Patricia Zurita. She discusse how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be used to augment ERP therapy for OCD, including explainers on avoidant behaviors, values-based exposure menus, defusion exercises, self-compassion and more.

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