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The Role of Safety Behaviors in Maintaining Mental Health Conditions

A Part of SunCloud's Continuing Education Series of Events

The Role of Safety Behaviors in Maintaining Mental Health Conditions
Presented by: Patrick McGrath, PhD | NOCD
May 24th, 2024

Child and Adolescent Professional Development Series

Topics Covered: 

  • Identifying the role that safety behaviors play in the maintenance of Mental Health Conditions.  
  • Challenging the use of safety behaviors in patients and their families.  
  • Utilizing Exposure and Response Prevention techniques that challenge safety-seeking behaviors in order to move patients forward. 

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About the Speaker

Presented by: Patrick McGrath, PhD | NOCD

Dr. Patrick B. McGrath serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for NOCD, where he oversees the company’s clinical protocols and team of OCD specialists. As the world’s leading provider of virtual therapy for OCD, NOCD offers evidenced-based treatment for adults and children around the world struggling with OCD and related conditions, with a network of licensed therapists who are trained, led, and supervised by Dr. McGrath.

He is also a Lead Psychologist at Ascension Illinois Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, where he opened Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospital, and Residential Treatment Programs for Anxiety Disorders, School Refusal, and OCD.

Dr. McGrath is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of OCD treatment experience. He is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Boards of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Past President of OCD Midwest, an affiliate of the IOCDF.

He authored the books “Don’t Try Harder, Try Different,” and “The OCD Answer Book” and was featured on the Discovery Health Channel’s documentary “Panic” and on three episodes of “Hoarding; Buried Alive” on TLC.


Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Galen Mental Health.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.


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