Our Training Institute

The Center for OCD and Anxiety provides a number of options for professionals wanting to increase their competency in treating clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related issues. We have recently expanded our online learning options so that therapists can receive training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based approaches to OCD treatment from anywhere there is an internet connection. If you’d like to request more information about our training opportunities, including in-person training options, you can also complete the training request form at the bottom of this page.

All training programs are approved for CEUs through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal. For information on general social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044.


Online Learning

Explore our online training modules designed to help mental health professionals develop competency in OCD treatment. For beginners, check out our pre-recorded comprehensive introduction, ERP Essentials, which covers OCD diagnosis, assessment, and treatment and awards Master’s Level trainees with 5 CEUs. For more advanced trainees, you can explore our 1-hour advanced topics trainings, each of which covers a specific sub-type of OCD in greater depth. Click the link below and start to improve your ERP skills from anywhere you can access the internet.

OCD ERP Training

In-Person Training Options

Upcoming In-Person Training Dates

We do not currently have any in-person events scheduled while social distancing recommendations due to COVID-19 are in place. You can access our online training in OCD treatment here.

ERP Essentials

Michael Parker OCD ERP Trainer Pittsburgh

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 (these are approved through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal; for information on general social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044).

  • 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 (through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal; for information on general social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044).

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.


Other Training and Consultation Options

Professional Consultation

Mental Health providers have the option to sign up for phone/web-based consultations. Providers can use these consultations to receive support with a single client, or multiple clients, as they see fit. We offer professional consultation as a standalone service, but it can often be helpful to supplement learning from our online ERP Essentials and other modules. Consultations are offered in 30 minute blocks ($50) or 60 minute blocks ($100).

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

Whether you are seeking supervision as part of your mental health licensure, or are a seasoned provider looking for ongoing support, we offer individual and group supervision for providers.


Training Request Form

Complete the form below to inquire about our training services. We will respond within 2 business days to discuss our training and consultation options.