Amanda Petrik-Gardner joins Dr. Tamara Soles to discuss Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB). Amanda describes the different BFRB’s including Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and Excoriation (skin picking disorder). We discuss the differences between habits and BFRB, whether anxiety is always at the root, and how BFRBs differ from OCD compulsions. Amanda helps us understand the various functions of BFRBs including sensory, cognitive, emotional, and motor elements. Amanda also reviews the various treatment models including the most current Comprehensive Model of Behaviour (ComB Model) for treating Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ CE credit.