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“BFRB + ADHD: Helping Your Child with Hair Pulling and Skin Picking” [Video Replay & Podcast #453]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#453), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on May 4, 2023.

Episode Description

Trichotillomania (i.e. hair pulling) and dermatillomania (i.e. skin picking) disorders—also known as body-focused repetitive behaviors, or BFRBs—are seldom discussed openly. Though BFRBs are relatively common, people struggling with them feel ashamed and misunderstood. Behavioral treatment for BFRBs is available and effective. Learn how they are treated and how parents can support their children.

In this webinar, caregivers will learn:

  • What defines a BFRB: How they are diagnosed and what to know about these misunderstood childhood disorders
  • About the current functional model for understanding why people pull their hair and/or pick their skin
  • About ways parents can effectively and lovingly support their child with a BFRB
  • The current best practice treatment approaches for BFRBs

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Suzanne Mouton-Odum, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and a leader in the field of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. She has served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the TLC Foundation for BFRBs for over 20 years and has published several books and numerous journal articles in the BFRB space. In addition to doing research and writing about BFRBs and the treatment thereof, Dr. Mouton-Odum has treated hundreds of individuals with BFRBs and their families.

Recently, Dr. Mouton-Odum and other co-authors published a clinician guide for the treatment of people with BFRBs with Cambridge University Press. She is the President of PsycTech, LLC, the Founder and Director of Psychology Houston, PC: The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Vice-Chair of the TLC Foundation for BFRBs Scientific Advisory Board, and Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. In total, Dr. Mouton-Odum has published five books: Out of the Rabbit Hole: A Road Map to Freedom from OCD; A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder: Effective Parenting Strategies for Children with Trichotillomania; Psychological Interventions for Children with Sensory Dysregulation; Helping Your Child with Sensory Regulation; and Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (in press).(#CommissionsEarned)

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