March 9, 2015

Meet the Experts/Authors at TPI: David Blustein on Psychogy of Work/Janet Singer-Seth Gilihan on Overcoming OCD

Interactive teleconference interviews with David Blustein on The Psychology of Work and Janet Singer and Seth Gillihan on Overcoming OCD.
Meet the Experts: An Interview with David Blustein, Ph.D.
Thursday March 12,, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM  Eastern Time
Dr. Blustein will discuss the topic, “The Psychology of Work.”
Dr. Blustein is P rofessor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College. 

His research interests lie in the area of the Psychology of working; work-based transitions; interface of mental health and work/poverty; school to work transition; career development; relational theories; immigration, race, culture, and working. He is the recipient of numerous awards including: J ohn Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research-- Division of Counseling Psychology (Division 17), Distinguished Achievement Award, Society for Vocational Psychology, and Extended Research Award, American Counseling Association. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the National Career Development Association, and the American Psychological Association.
Learning Objectives:
·        List two ways that advances in technology may impact work patterns
·        List two psychological/behavioral effects of unemployment or underemployment
Meet the Authors: An Interview with Ms. Janet Singer and Seth Gillihan, Ph.D.
Friday March 13, 2015 from 1:00PM - 2:00 PM  Eastern Time
Ms. Singer and Dr. Gillihand are authors of Overcoming OCD: A Road to Recovery , published by Rowman and Littlefield
Description of the Book from the Publisher’s Website:
Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery is a mother’s account of the courage and perseverance of a young man who at times was hindered by the very people who were supposed to be helping him. It is a story of hope and the power of family, as well as a useful guide for all those whose lives have been touched by this often misunderstood and misrepresented disorder. Weaving expert commentary and useful information about OCD and its treatment throughout, the authors are able to offer not just a personal account of how the disorder can affect sufferers and families, but also a glimpse into the possibilities for diagnosis, clinical approaches, and successful outcomes. Today, thanks to Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, one of the available treatments for OCD, Dan is a college graduate working in his chosen field and living life to the fullest. He is living proof that even those with the most severe cases of OCD can not only recover, but triumph.
Ms. Singer is an advocate for OCD awareness, with the goal of spreading the word that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable. Six years ago, her son Dan suffered from OCD so debilitating he could not even eat. Today, thanks to exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, he is a young man living his life to the fullest. She writes regularly for as well as, and has been published on many other web sites including Beyond OCD, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and Mad in America. She started her own blog, ocdtalk ( in 2010 and it currently reaches readers in 162 countries.
Dr. Gillihan is a licensed psychologist with a practice in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related conditions. Dr. Gillihan is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals with Dr. Edna Foa being co-author on some of his papers.  
Learning Objectives:
·        List two reasons clients may not seek help for OCD..
·        List two components of evidence-based treatment for OCD.
CE Credits : One American Psychological Association CE credit is available for this offering thru The Practice Institute upon completion of an evaluation form and payment of an administrative fee of $10 for the credit.
To register for any of our free interviews go to, and click on the calendar date on the right hand side of the page and it will bring to you the registration page. After a brief presentation those participating on the call may make comments or ask questions of the author.

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