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TLC Interactive Webinars

TLC Educational Webinars!  Free to Members ($10/non-members)

"There are no experts nearby!"  We hear you! 

TLC's interactive webinar series brings you access to the world's top clinicians and researchers for trichotillomania and skin picking disorder, as well as fellow members of our community.   This series provides accurate information and useful strategies for increasing quality of life while dealing with a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) of your own, or that of a loved one!  Webinars cover a wide range of topics from the latest advances in medications to helpful parenting techniques.  Listen to - and ask questions of - leading experts in this field. 

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Archives will be posted within 30 days of original air date. These archives are available free to TLC members. Email for the access link.

Demystifying Trichotillomania
Fred Penzel, PhD,  Director,  Western Suffolk Psychological Services, author of The Hair Pulling Problem, and Founding Member of TLC's Scientific Advisory Board, presents an overview of trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder), current research, and best practice treatment trends.

Demystifying Skin Picking Disorder
Suzanne Mouton-Odum, Ph.D, BFRB Expert Clinician, Co-Creator of &, Co-Author of Stay Out of My Hair, and Member of TLC's Scientific Advisory Board, presents an overview of Skin Picking Disorder, current research, and best practice treatment trends.


Answers to Parents Most Asked Questions About BFRBs
Ruth Golomb, MEd, LCPC, co- author of The Hair Pulling Habit and You and Stay Out of My Hair: Parenting Your Child With Trichotillomania, and TLC Scientific Advisory Board Member, answers questions parents ask most frequently about helping their child with BFRBs.

Research Update: Skin Picking Disorder
Brian Odlaug, MPH, lead clincial research coordinator for the Impulse Control Disorders clinic at the University og Minnesota, discusses new research of the nuerobiology of Skin Picking Disorder. Brian provides overviews of and answers viewer questions about the DSM-5 classification of skin picking disorder. He also discusses recently completed nueroimaging studies on skin picking, and what these results mean for future treatment approaches, as well as ongoing research trials and future directions of research. Moderated by Christina Pearson.

Current Research in Pharmacological Treatment of BFRBs
Join Jon E. Grant, MD, JD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, for a 60-minute interactive webinar discussing new and emerging research in pharmacological treatment for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking Disorders.

Take Back Your Power from BFRBs
with Joan Kaylor, MSEd, NCC, LPC, DCEP
Anyone who has ever been touched by pulling or picking has experienced the pain and devastation of not being able to stop, or of not being able to help a child, spouse, partner or loved one suffering with these problems. The frustration of hands that are out of control is just as horrendous as any chemical addiction, perhaps worse because we don't have to buy our substance of choice. We have it with us at all times. Joan Kaylor, who herself is pull free after living with trichotillomania for many years, will share strategies for maintaining motivation through recovery, how to stop judging yourself, setting attainable goals, and how to continue using strategies even when you think they aren't working (or aren't working fast enough). This webinar is correctly named "Take Back Your Power from BFRBs" because you can take back your power.

A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder
Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD
Being a parent has many unique challenges.  Being a parent of a child with trich can be overwhelming.  Come learn a different perspective about what trichotillomania is, and what it is not.  Hear about what children and teens want their parents to know.  Find out about the most effective strategies to use to help your child and which techniques to stay away from.  Always remember to take care of yourself in important ways in order to be available to help others.  Be able to identify when you need to take some time to yourself and use successful strategies to “recharge your own batteries."

ADHD and BFRBs: Improving Executive Function Skills Using CBT
David Dia, PhD, LCSW, CCBT
Patients with an ADHD diagnosis may find attention-deficit issues significantly interfere with successful treatment of BFRBs. This workshop will focus on poor executive functioning, a core deficit of ADHD. Executive functioning can be defined as the brain based skills you need to complete a task. Participants will learn about the components of executive func tioning and ways to improve executive functioning using cognitive and behavioral (CBT) interventions.While this program is most suited for parents of children/adolescents with BFRBs and ADHD, adults may find it helpful as well.


Neurobiology of Trichotillomania
Darin Dougherty, MD, MSc provides an informative and fascinating presentation on the neurobiological differences between those who have trichotillomania and those who don’t, as well as the current state of research in this area. Learn more about the neurobiological relationship with OCD and other impulse control disorders. this workshop is appropriate for adult patients, parents and professionals. Moderated by Jennifer Raikes. 


Skin Picking Disorder and the DSM-5
Dr. Jon Grant discusses the status of Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder in DSM-5 and what that means for clinicians and the people who struggle with this illness. Moderated by Jennifer Raikes. Intended Audience: Clinicians and patients.

Teen Talk About BFRBs
Teens and Adolescents 13 and older who experience picking and/or pulling and want to learn more about these conditions may be interested in this video with Dr. Renae Reinardy. The function of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) were discussed and we shared strategies that help decrease picking and pulling. We will also talked about how to handle these behavior at school and in other situations related to being a busy teen.

Mindfulness & BFRBs:  Why Being Mindful Matters, & How It Can Help
with Christina Pearson, TLC Founder

Anyone struggling with active BFRBs can probably relate to the problem of discovering that they are once again engaged in unwanted BFRB behavior... time after time! Or, being reasonably aware, sternly telling oneself "don't pull or pick" and doing it anyway?  Why does this happen? Especially when one tries SO HARD, not to engage in behavior! How can being trained in Mindfulness Meditation assist with BFRB management?  Join Christina Pearson, TLC's Founder, as she explains more in depth what Mindfulness is - and - is not,  reviews scientific research on its beneficial impact, and shares her own experience in its practical application as a strategic tool (one of several she uses) for eliminating BFRBs as an active problem in her own life.


BFRBs at School: What Parents Need to Know
with Ruth Golomb, LCPC, MEd

Navigating BFRBs and school can be quite chanllenging. In this presentation, Ruth Golomb will help parents understand how to best advocate for their child at school; including various ways teachers can help with a child's recovery plan and pursuing special accommodations for BFRBs.


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