Rogers’ clinicians Stephanie Eken, MD, FAAP, and David Jacobi, PhD, are speaking to professionals and families at a number of national conferences this spring and summer. Dr. Eken is the medical director of the Child Center at Rogers and directs the treatment for children ages 8-13. Dr. Jacobi is a behavioral specialist and clinical supervisor and works extensively with children and teens. Together, Drs. Eken and Jacobi have treated numerous children at the Child Center.
They will discuss residential treatment and how effective it is for treating OCD and severe anxiety in children and teens. They will also explain exposure-ritual (response) prevention (ERP) and how it is used to help confront anxiety-producing situations, and reduces the corresponding ritual or response.
Drs. Eken and Jacobi will be co-presenting the following talks:
“Disordered Eating in Children: An Exposure and Response Prevention Approach” for clinical professionals at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) conference in Arlington, Virginia, April 12-15.
“Residential Treatment for Kids and Teens with OCD.” For educational consultants at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Boston, May 2-5.
“School and the Child with OCD: What Families Need to Know to Successfully Navigate the School System” for both professionals and families who are attending the annual IOCDF conference in Chicago, July 27-29.
Treatment teams at the Child & Adolescent Centers at Rogers use a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy in conjunction with many other proven therapies. The combination of multiple therapies is a hallmark of treatment at Rogers. With staff specially trained to treat children and teens, Rogers provides a supportive environment where children and families can face their challenges with the tools they learn in treatment.
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