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Treating Disgust across the Disorders

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Disgust is a core emotion and its derivatives such as self-disgust / shame, have been a neglected area in research. Disgust is part of the threat system that keeps a person safe. It is associated with phobic avoidance but exposure may be less effective for disgust than for anxiety. Furthermore, beliefs associated with disgust are often inaccessible. Disgust elicitors include eating/food; excreting; sex and death but there is also inter-personal disgust and moral disgust. We will focus on the treatment of disorders that have a large component of disgust or self-disgust, namely fears of contamination and mental contamination in obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias of vomiting and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). 

Location Ipswich
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 21 Mar 2019
Start time 9:00am
Venue Address Holiday Inn Ipswich- Orwell, The Havens, 2 Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9SJ
Amount £100
Organiser BABCP
Speaker Professor David Veale
CPD hours 6
Contact No. 0161 705 4304
Keywords Therapy
Regions East of England