Diagnosis & Treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors


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Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) include a category of behaviors that cause damage to one’s physical appearance by repeatedly touching one’s hair or body. They often go “unspoken,” to therapists, doctors, family and friends, as they cause much shame. BFRBs include disorders such as Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Excoriation (skin picking), and Onychophagia (nail biting), among others. The accepted treatments include Habit Reversal Training and Comprehensive Behavioral Model, which will both be explored in this workshop.


a). Name at least 5 Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.

b). State the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for Trichotillomania and Excoriation.

c). Identify the two most widely accepted treatments for BFRBs.

d). Practice completing a functional analysis pertaining to an individual’s BFRB.

e). Identify 5 habit blockers that can be utilized with hair pulling or skin picking.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

Material Author(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC, is in private practice in Topeka, KS specializing in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. In her first month in private practice, she had 100 appointments scheduled. Through her first year, she was able to eliminate all evening and weekend hours, terminate from all but one insurance contract, to make over six figures! If private practice building has been harder than imagined, we have the workshop for you. www.amandalcpc.com

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