Grand Rounds: Effective Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma-Related Disorders: Behavioral and Cognitive Mechanisms of Change

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us via Zoom, password: 165450, or use this streaming link. Presentations qualify for CME credit, and the attendance code is shared during the presentation. To obtain your CME credit, you will need to use the CAMS system.

Effective Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma-Related Disorders: Behavioral and Cognitive Mechanisms of Change

Mark Starr, PhD and James V. Simms, PhD

Mark Starr, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry 

James V. Simms, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Trauma, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the theoretical underpinnings of current first-line treatments for anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related disorders, including reasons why theoretical advancements occurred.
  2. Increase knowledge base on the current efficacy data for these treatments and gain some exposure to how psychologists carry out the key components of these treatments in session.
  3. Accurately describe the key components and common challenges of behavioral and cognitive interventions for these disorders, and how to have better and more informative discussions with patients who may benefit from a referral for such care.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting us at 520-874-4148. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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