Coping with trichotillomania & excoriation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description: Body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs), like hair-pulling and skin-picking, are often used as ways of coping with difficult thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations like anxiety, sadness, boredom, and frustration. They also tend to happen “mindlessly” like when watching TV, scrolling through your phone, or working from home. Unfortunately, these types of feelings and situations have become difficult to avoid because of the COVID-19 pandemic and state-wide lockdowns – and so too, BFRBs might have worsened for people living with conditions like trichotillomania and excoriation disorder. In this presentation, you will learn about the triggers of BFRBs and ways of managing them using evidence-based cognitive-behavioural strategies.

About the presenter: Dr Imogen Rehm is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Victoria University. Her teaching, research, and practice focusses on obsessive-compulsive related disorders (including BFRBs and hoarding), digital mental health interventions, mental illness stigma, and models of psychosocial recovery. Imogen holds an appointment as Honorary Fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne and proudly serves on the Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria committee of management.

Event Properties

Event Date 14-Oct-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 14-Oct-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 94
Available place 94
Individual Price Free

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