2012 Fall Colloquium

Fall 2012 UNI Social Work Field Colloquium



Presenter: Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D.


Title: Cognitive Behavioral and Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy Techniques to Assist with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma


Dr. McGrath is the Director of the Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Dr. McGrath directs both a Partial Hospitalization and an Intensive Outpatient Program. He is Co-Director of the School Anxiety/School Refusal Program. Recently, Dr. McGrath was awarded a grant from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs to begin a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment program for returning veterans.     


In addition to treating clients, Dr. McGrath trains students from graduate schools across the metropolitan Chicago area and makes professional presentations both locally and nationally.


His presentation will review why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) are effective and demonstrate how to incorporate CBT and ERP techniques into practice. While the idea of using CBT and ERP for trauma can appear to some as retraumatizing patients, in reality they are the best tools professionals can have in their therapeutic “tool box.”


Location:         UNI Maucker Union       Layer Clothing – The room tends to be Cold

Time:               8:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. 

Cost:                NO FEE TO ATTEND

       When:             Wednesday, October 10, 2012


4 hrs. of CEUs are being requested for:

Licensed Social Workers

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists


Registration Form – Reply Needed by Monday, October 1st


    Registration Required & Payment for CEUs Must Be Mailed With Registration


      Name: _____________________________________________________________________________           

Address: ____________________________________________________________________________


Phone: _________________________  E-Mail: _____________________________________________


Check categories that apply:  _____ MSW  Student        -or-         _____ BA Social Work Student


                   _____ Current Agency Instructor for a UNI Social Work Field Student


                   _____ Community Practitioner (not currently supervising a student)


For Community Practitioners:         

Agency Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Agency Address: _________________________________________________________________                     


If you are currently licensed in Iowa and wish to receive CEUs, please indicate this below:

Type of CEU requested:

___ Licensed Social Worker                            LICENSE NUMBER: _______________________________

___ Licensed Mental Health Counselor          LICENSE NUMBER: _______________________________

___ Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist   LICENSE NUMBER: _______________________________

To receive CEUs, regardless of the above listed type of license you hold, a $5.00 payment for processing is required by NASW-Iowa Chapter.

Make CEU checks payable to: NASW – Iowa Chapter (please, no cash payments).

Please mail your check for CEUs along with your registration to the social work department at UNI.


$5.00 per license you hold and want CEUs for (e.g., a  person holding both the LISW & LMFT licenses, and wanting CEUs for both licenses, would pay $10.00).



                Application has been made for 4 hours of continuing education through NASW Iowa Chapter –

                                     an Iowa Board of  Social Work Examiners provider #0001.


Mail Registration Form to:          Debra Laneville

                                          UNI – Social Work Department – 235 Sabin Hall

                                             Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0405


Any questions? E-mail: Debra.Laneville@uni.edu

Phone:  Debra Laneville at 319-273-5910