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Introduction to Compulsive Behavioral Disorders

  • April 25, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Presented on Zoom


  • (included with membership)
  • (not requesting CE credit)
  • (not requesting CE credit)

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Upcoming KAPA ZOOM CE event

Introduction to Compulsive

Behavioral Disorders

Charles Galyon, PhD


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and its relatives affect a surprisingly large portion of the general population, despite being underreported. The primary focus of treatment is on improving quality of life, which is largely accomplished through increasing behavioral/psychological flexibility; not necessarily by eliminating obsessive discomfort or compulsive behaviors. This workshop discusses the behavioral treatment of OCD and related disorders (Tourette’s, BFRB’s, and FND) as well as practical considerations for clinicians as they work to identify, treat, and educate.

Learning Objectives

        Participants will become more knowledgeable about the etiology, identification, and treatment of compulsive behavioral disorders:

        Participants will be able to describe the behavioral mechanisms underlying OCD, TS, and BFRBs

        Participants will be able to perform a functional analysis of client behaviors to create a treatment plan

        Participants will be able to describe the primary differences between OCD, TS, and BFRBs to discriminate between conditions and identify appropriate treatment methodologies        

Target Audience: 

This program is open to all KAPA members and other interested mental health professionals who are not members. The content of this presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals educated at the graduate level in psychology, psychiatry, or other mental health related disciplines, as well as graduate students in a mental health related discipline.

Instructional Level:

The material will be appropriate to intermediate levels of practice and knowledge.

Continuing Education:

This program - when attended in its entirety - is available for 1.5 APA approved continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a Program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. Partial credit will not be awarded. Participant's attendance will be verified via their Zoom login name and sign in / sign off time. Please assure that you are identifiable by your Zoom login name.

American Psychological Association Approval Statement:

The Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. KAPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, program content, research, grants, or other funding sources that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the validity/utility of the content and risk/limitations of their approaches will be addressed.

Registration Fees and Policies:

If you are a member of KAPA, then this program is free of charge. If you are not a member of KAPA and you do not want CE credit, this program is free of charge.

Speaker Information:

Charles E. Galyon (Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2013) is a Licensed Psychologist and co-owner of Knoxville Behavioral and Mental Health Services. He serves as co-chair of the OCD Training Committee for the Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences and is an active member of a statewide professional group out of Vanderbilt University Medical School for the Center of Excellence for Tourette’s Syndrome. In practice, Dr. Galyon works primarily with children, teenagers, and their families to address concerns related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette’s and Tic Disorders, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), and Anxiety Disorders.

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