Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The topic of this presentation is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, which is also commonly referred to as OCD. The discussion will be geared toward professionals who wish to better understand the disorder and it's implications in multiple settings including the home, community, work, and school environments. The presentation will provide a general overview of the classification and symptoms of OCD, the various manifestations of the disorder, the current standing of the research on treatment and causes of OCD, as well as other relevant information. We will also review popular complementary therapies for OCD and common challenges that arise when working with individuals who have OCD.

Topic: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Approved by: BACB


Your Instructor


Dr. Al Restori
Dr. Al Restori

Dr. Alberto Restori received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in 1998. After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Restori worked for the Long Beach Unified School District as a Lead Psychologist overseeing middles schools and alternative placement schools. Dr. Restori is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dr. Restori is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In addition to his position at CSUN, he is a consultant and Independent Evaluator for numerous school districts including Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). His research interests include Response-to-Intervention (RTI) for children experiencing both academic and behavioral challenges, functional assessment and positive behavior support for children at-risk for behavioral difficulties within the school setting, and risk/protective factors and intervention for youth gang involvement. His teaching interests include assessment and intervention of children at-risk for learning disabilities, assessment and intervention for children with behavioral challenges, and law and ethics for educational psychologists and behavior analysts. Dr. Restori is fluent in both English and Spanish.


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