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  • 2024-05-16 2:00 PM
  • 2024-05-16 3:00 PM
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Presented by the National Register in Collaboration With Hogrefe Publishing

NOTE: This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 16.

Webinar start time is 2:00pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT. Please register by 1:30pm ET the day of the webinar.

Recognizing and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is largely underdiagnosed and overlooked due to many factors. Individuals with BDD often seek cosmetic procedures rather than mental health treatment or do not reveal the nature of their symptoms to clinicians. BDD can present with high suicidality, multiple co-morbidities, and significant impairment in functioning requiring clinicians to address a multitude of risk and clinical factors. Dr. Sony Khemlani-Patel will help you to recognize and assess for the diagnosis, distinguish it from disorders with overlapping symptoms, and introduce evidence-based treatment strategies. 

About the Presenter

Sony Khemlani-Patel, PhD, is the Clinical Director at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, where she has specialized in the evidence-based treatment of OCD and related disorders for 25 years. She is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and Vice President of OCD-New York, which is the NY State Affiliate of the IOCDF. Dr. Khemlani has co-authored three books, the most recent published in 2022 called “Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” in the Advanced Psychotherapy Series with Hogrefe Publishing. She is also on the Faculty of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute, which provides evidenced-based OCD training for clinicians around the country.  

Continuing Education Information

1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate

1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the phenomenology and clinical features of BDD
  2. Discuss how to diagnose BDD and how to differentiate it from other similar conditions
  3. List treatment options for BDD

Disclosures: Dr. Khemlani-Patel has no conflicts of interest or disclosures relevant to this presentation to report.

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