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2024 IPA Spring Conference
Friday, March 22, 2024, 9:00 AM to Saturday, March 23, 2024, 5:15 PM CST
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2024 IPA Spring Conference
Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 | 9am – 5pm
Hilton Garden Inn Cedar Rapids, 4640 N River Blvd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411

Day 1 Registration | Day 2 Registration | 2-Day Registration

In the age of easily accessible online trainings and declining in-person conference attendance, the IPA Program Planning Committee is trying something new with the 2024 IPA Spring Conference being our only in-person conference in 2024.

 

Day 1: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Current Understanding and Treatment Considerations
(6 CEs) March 22, 2024, 9am – 5pm

Day 1 Registration

In this workshop, Dr. Jacobi will review the diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and how to distinguish OCD from other anxiety and related disorders. The psychological treatment of OCD will be offered including an in-depth discussion of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with emphasis on exposure with response prevention (ERP). Ways of managing OCD in child and adolescent populations will be offered and maintaining factors, including symptom accommodation, will be discussed.

David M. Jacobi, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as the clinical director for Rogers Behavioral Health in Sheboygan, where he provides supervision and training for its team of behavioral specialists and therapists. Dr. Jacobi specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of OCD and and anxiety disorders. Prior to his current role, he was the lead psychologist of Child and Adolescent CBT Services for Rogers Behavioral Health System. Dr. Jacobi has an extensive practice background in the treatment of anxiety disorders in the United States and Canada and has conducted research related to OCD and anxiety. He received his doctorate from Chicago Medical School, and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jacobi has presented to numerous clinical and academic audiences at the local, regional and national levels. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation and has served as one of the trainers for its Behavior Therapy Training Institute, an intensive training course in cognitive behavioral therapy for mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how OCD differs from other anxiety and related disorders
  2. List the three requirements for effective exposure and response prevention treatment
  3. Identify three ways to modify treatment in working with children and adolescents
  4. List four examples of symptom accommodation

Day 2: A Tour Across the OCD Spectrum
(6 CEs) March 23, 2024, 9am – 515pm

Day 2 Registration

This workshop will take a deeper dive into important considerations in OCD treatment, as well as deepening the understanding of the phenomenology and treatment of the related spectrum conditions. Specific OCD topics include a social justice approach to diversity/identity related themes in OCD treatment, treatment of co-occurring OCD and PTSD/trauma, and the use of imaginal exposures for tricky presentations (e.g., obsessions related to suicide, taboo sexual topics, and violence towards others). An overview of the spectrum conditions, including Hair pulling disorder, Excoriation Disorder, and Hoarding Disorder, as well as evidence-based treatment approaches will also be discussed.

Chad Wetterneck, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical director of Trauma Recovery services at Rogers Behavioral Health, where he developed the adult trauma recovery programs at the residential, partial hospital, and intensive outpatient levels of care. These programs have treated over 5,500 patients in the past 10 years. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his internship at Baylor College of Medicine and the Menninger Clinic, and Post-doc at The Anxiety Disorders Center. He is an adjunct professor at Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee, and is the founder of the Recovery from OCD, Anxiety, and Depression clinic. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles primarily on OCD, PTSD, diversity, and intimacy and a book on treating sexual obsessions in OCD, has won awards for teaching and research, and has been grant-funded for studies on treatment outcome.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Design a social justice approach to treatment of diversity/identity-related themes
  2. List similarities and differences in treating OCD and PTSD
  3. Identify core fears and implement imaginal exposures in taboo OCD presentations
  4. Assess symptoms of OCD-spectrum conditions
  5. Understand evidence-based treatment approaches to OC-spectrum conditions

Cost per day
IPA Member: $198
IPA Lifetime Member: $165
IPA ECP Member: $165
IPA Retired Member: $99
IPA Student Member: $40
Non-Member: $247.50
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Location and Accommodations (​Anti-human trafficking Certified)
Hilton Garden Inn Cedar Rapids
4640 N River Blvd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
To book a room within our room block ($131/night exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, fees, and assessments), please visit https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/ipaspringconference2024/
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: MARCH 7, 2024
 

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Registration is offered for Day 1 OR Day 2 OR Both Days.
  • CE is available to those who attend each full day. CE certificates will be emailed to attendees who complete the training evaluation.

 

Continuing Education

CE will be emailed to attendees who have completed the training evaluation.

Thank you to our sponsor Federal Bureau of Prisons - FCI Waseca

 

Conference Program

Day 1, Friday, March 22, 2024

8am – 8:55am    Check in, light breakfast
8:55am – 9am    Welcome and opening remarks
9am – 10:30am    Dr. Jacobi Presentation | Obsessive compulsive disorder: Current understanding and treatment considerations
10:30am – 10:45am    Morning break
10:45am – 12pm    Dr. Jacobi Presentation | Obsessive compulsive disorder: Current understanding and treatment considerations
12:00pm – 1pm    Lunch - IPA Business Meeting
1pm – 2:30pm    Dr. Jacobi Presentation | Obsessive compulsive disorder: Current understanding and treatment considerations
2:30pm – 3pm    Afternoon break
3pm – 4:45pm    Dr. Jacobi Presentation | Obsessive compulsive disorder: Current understanding and treatment considerations
4:45pm – 4:50pm    Closing Remarks
5pm – 6:30pm    Social and Student Poster Session


Day 2, Saturday, March 23, 2024

8am – 8:45am    Check in, light breakfast
8:55am – 9am    Welcome and opening remarks
9am – 10:30am    Dr. Wetterneck Presentation | A Tour Across the OCD Spectrum
10:30am – 10:45am    Morning Break
10:45am – 12pm    Dr. Wetterneck Presentation | A Tour Across the OCD Spectrum
12pm – 1:15pm    Lunch - Presentation of the Phil Laughlin Meritorious Achievement Award, Diversity Leadership Award, DSJ Diversity Graduate Student Award, Outgoing IPA Board recognition
1:15pm – 2:45pm    Dr. Wetterneck Presentation | A Tour Across the OCD Spectrum
2:45pm – 3:15pm    Afternoon Break
3:15pm – 5pm    Dr. Wetterneck Presentation | A Tour Across the OCD Spectrum
5pm – 5:15pm    Concluding remarks, farewell


Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Participants must register by March 7, 2024. Cancellation is available on the IPA website until March 7, 2024. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after March 7, 2024 at noon.