Our Training Institute

The Center for OCD and Anxiety provides a number of options for professionals wanting to increase their competence in treating clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related issues. To sign up for one of our training options, simply scroll down and complete the training request form at the bottom of this page.

For our all-day intensive training, ERP Essentials, space is limited. Please indicate on your request form which training dates you are open to attending. If space is available, you will receive a follow-up email with registration instructions. If your desired date/s are full, we will inform you of the next training date with available seats to see if that date will work for you.


Upcoming Training Dates

ERP Essentials

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ERP Essentials is a day-long training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for OCD conducted at our South Hills offices. The training is geared towards mental health professionals looking to increase their abilities in working with clients with OCD. We provide this intensive training session for small groups once a quarter. The cost of the training is $200. This covers the full day of training, a light breakfast, handouts, and 6 CEUs (LCSW, NCC, and APA approved).

  • 8:30-8:45am – Arrival/ Breakfast/ Coffee
  • 8:45 – 9:00am Introductions
  • 9:15 – 10:30am OCD Diagnosis and Assessment
  • 10:30 – 10:45am Break
  • 10:45am – 12:15pm Exposure and Response Prevention
  • 12:15- 12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:30pm Exposure and Response Prevention Clinical Scenarios
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm ACT and OCD
  • 2:30 – 2:45pm Break
  • 2:45pm – 4pm Family Systems and OCD

Advanced Topics in ERP

Our advanced ERP trainings are 4-hour workshops focused on specific topics, ranging from Advanced Fear Ladder Development to Conducting ERP with Children. These trainings are geared towards clinicians currently seeing clients with OCD who have attended our ERP Essentials training or have other experience and training in basic ERP treatment. The cost of the training is $130 and includes a light breakfast and 4 CEUs. We are always looking for new topics, so feel free to let us know if you are interested in seeing us offer a specific advanced topic in the future.


Professional Consultation

Mental Health providers who participate in our ERP Essentials training have the option to sign up for two 30-minute phone consultations. These consultations can be scheduled at any time during the 6 months that follow the training. Providers can use these consultations to receive support with a single client, or multiple clients, as they see fit.


On-Site Training and Consultation

We provide on-site training, with an option for ongoing consultation, to schools and mental health organizations. Professionals in these settings report receiving great value from these trainings, as they are often in the position of working with individuals with OCD and feeling confused about how best to help them. Our trainings empower professionals with the tools to support individuals with OCD, with whom the typical behavioral interventions are often unhelpful.


Professional Supervision

We offer individual and group supervision for providers seeking licensure.


Online Learning (Coming Soon)

Keep an eye out for our online training modules in ERP and ACT treatment for OCD.


Training Request Form

Complete the form below to request one of our training services. We will respond within 2 business days to discuss what options are currently available and how to register for them.