ACT for OCD and Related Disorders with Dr. Kate Morrison

Dr. Kate Morrison

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Kate Morrison for a Continuing Education webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event focuses on strategies to support clients with Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is gaining evidence as a strong treatment option for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders (e.g., trichotillomania, excoriation, nail biting, tics/Tourette) for children, adolescents, and adults. This webinar will provide an introduction to ACT for OCD and related disorders. Dr. Morrison will bring her 12+ years of clinical experience in using ACT to treat OCD and related disorders across the lifespan to provide practical clinical concepts and skills.

This webinar covers the basic aspects of OCD and related disorders, how ACT applies to these concerns, and how to implement ACT. Dr. Morrison discusses how ACT is well-suited to address the core components of OCD and related disorders: repetitive behaviors brought on by distressing/uncomfortable internal experiences that interfere with functioning. Participants will practice conceptualization of OCD and related disorders and determine which ACT processes are most relevant for case examples.

ACT has been studied as a stand-alone intervention and in conjunction with other OCD and related disorder therapies (i.e., exposure and response prevention, habit reversal training). Dr. Morrison shares information and provide examples on how to complete exposures and other behavioral practices from an ACT framework and as a stand-alone intervention.

The webinar includes case examples, interactive practices, and slides. Clinical materials (e.g., handouts, tracking forms) and resources for additional learning are shared.

About the Presenter – Dr. Kate Morrison

Kate Morrison, PhD is a clinical psychologist in independent practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she specializes in the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and related concerns. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada-Reno and her doctorate in clinical/counseling/school psychology from Utah State University. She has been practicing and studying ACT for over 12 years. Dr. Morrison has authored multiple articles and book chapters related to ACT, OCD, exposure therapy, and OC related disorders. In addition to her clinical practice, she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science and trains other professionals in her areas of expertise.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and identify characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
  2. Describe OCD and related disorders through an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework.
  3. Describe how to integrate ACT into exposure therapies and other behavioral practices for OCD and related disorders.

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 2.0 Learning BACB CEU’s
    • $39.99 (CEU’s included in price)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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