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Greater Sacramento/ Davis District Meeting

  • Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friends Meeting House 890 57th Street, Sacramento 95819


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California Society for Clinical Social Work

 Greater Sacramento/ Davis District



"Rare Obsessive Compulsive Disorders"


When:         Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Where:       Friends Meeting House

                        890 57th Street, Sacramento 95819

Cost:            CSCSW members can earn 2 CE credits at no cost. Non-member LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs may earn 2.0 CE credits for a nominal fee of $20. Free to audit. PCE#1.


Trichotillomania (or Hair Pulling Disorder) is a little understood disorder which now falls under Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders. Although rare, clinicians are likely to encounter this condition at some point in their practice. Due to high degree of shame associated with the disorder and its symptoms, many people do not outwardly acknowledge their struggle. Instead they will seek assistance for more general challenges such as anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

This presentation will focus helping clinicians understand the symptomology and research related to this condition. Specifically, clinicians will learn of the changes made with the new release of the DSM-V, including differential diagnosis. Through the use of art therapy, clinicians will be given insight into what it is like to struggle with the condition as well as to how to help a potential client process the challenge of resisting the urge to pull their hair. Clinicians will learn various practical interventions that they can readily utilize in practice to assist clients in decreasing hair pulling behaviors.

About the Presenter:

Nathan Stuckey, MSW, ACSW is a graduate of Sacramento State. He is the district coordinator for the Sacramento/Davis chapter of CSCSW. Nathan has over four years experience in community mental health settings, working with both children and adults. Nathan currently works as mental health clinician with Stanford Youth Solutions, a community mental health agency serving

Learning Objectives:

1) participants will learn 3 diagnostic criteria to identify clients who are highly sensitive

2) participants will identify 5 number of specific social, behavioral or psychological problems this trait can present in a client's functioning

3) participants will lean specific treatment interventions, including psycho-educational and supportive, to be helpful to clients with HSP

This course meets the qualifications for 2.0hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Nathan Stuckey, ASW  Nstuckey13@gmail.com.

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