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Nancy J. Keuthen Recorded Webinar: CBT for Trichotillomania and Excoriation Disorder


1.5 CE credits earned with successful completion of the Post Webinar Evaluation and Post Webinar Quiz


Friday, October 27th, 2017

11am – 12:30 pm Eastern/ 10am – 11:30 am Central/ 9 am – 10:30 am Mountain/ 8 am – 9:30 am Pacific


Title:  CBT for Trichotillomania and Excoriation Disorder

Audience Level:  Intermediate

Presenter and Affiliation: Nancy J. Keuthen, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), including hair pulling and skin picking, are receiving increasing recognition given their prevalence rates, potential medical complications and functional impact. Although empirical evidence supports CBT as the first-line intervention, these disorders can remain challenging to treat. This webinar will review existing treatment approaches and highlight ways to improve treatment efficacy.

Learning Objectives:

This webinar is designed to help you:


  • Learn about different BFRB subtypes and how to tailor treatment accordingly;
  • Understand existing challenges in the treatment of BFRBs;
  • Utilize habit reversal and stimulus control strategies to treat BFRBs;
  • Select ACT and DBT tools to enhance treatment outcome.

About the Presenter:

Dr Nancy Keuthen is the Director of the Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She has treated and empirically studied OC spectrum conditions for over 20 years. She is the author of a popular text on hair pulling and co-edited a text on hair pulling and skin picking. She has served as chair and vice-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and has been a long-term member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and is currently a PI on a collaborative multi-site project collecting extensive phenotypic, neurocognitive and neuroimaging data on hair pullers and skin pickers.. 

Recommended Readings/Resources:

Hallion LS, Park JM, Keuthen NJ. Treatment of excoriation (skin-picking disorder). In: Storch E, Lewin A, editors. Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: A Case-Based Approach to Treating Pediatric and Adult Populations. New York: Springer, 2016.

Keuthen NJ, Sprich SE. Utilizing DBT skills to augment traditional CBT for trichotillomania: An adult case study. Cog Behav Pract 2012; 19(2):372-380.

Keuthen NJ, Usmani A. CBT for trichotillomania and pathological skin picking. In: Petersen TJ, Sprich S, Wilhelm S, editors. The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. New York: Springer, 2015.

Woods DW, Twohig MP.  Trichotillomania: An ACT-Enhanced Behavior Therapy Approach. Therapist Guide. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Item No: NKLW
Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00

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