Addictive Behaviors: Excoriation and Trichotillomania Disorders

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This interactive webinar will focus on two addictive (BFRBs) body focused repetitive behaviors; one being Excoriation Disorder (compulsive skin-picking) and the other Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder). This course will examine the difficulties related to treating these two BFRBs as they have high relapse rates, rising prevalence, and generate significant distress for those struggling to alleviate the need to reduce or eliminate the repetitive behaviors. This course will examine each disorder’s diagnostic criteria, explore coexisting mental health disorders, and identify the most updated treatment options and considerations.


  • Provide the diagnostic criteria for both Excoriation and Trichotillomania Disorders.
  • Discuss how both BFRBs have evolved in the   DSM prior to and after 2013.
  • Describe and identify some of the key identifying behaviors of each disorder and how not to miss them as a provider.
  • Suggest treatment options and explore the modern recovery tools useful in practice.
  • Identify the barriers of treatment that exist and discuss how the rates of relapse.
  • Provide perspective from a client/patient’s perspective in regards to the level of distress and impairment that each disorder generates and maintains.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

2 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC, ASWB,  & NBCC

State Board Approval
TX 2041-19
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143
OCDPB # 20 – 680845 (R1)

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1000
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self

    • Lecture1.1
      Addictive Behaviors: Excoriation and Trichotillomania Disorders
  • Course Evaluation 1

    • Lecture2.1
      Addictive Behaviors: Excoriation and Trichotillomania Disorders
  • QUIZ 1

    • Quiz3.1
      Addictive Behaviors: Excoriation and Trichotillomania Disorders quiz 15 questions
Ms. Jennifer Roofner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC). She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she completed honors work in eating disorder research. She completed her Master’s of Social Work degree and graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Following her completion of Graduate School, she worked in various treatment centers before opening her own private practice in 2017. She has also completed certification beyond her licensure to specialize in both intuitive eating counseling and eating disorder treatment. Ms. Roofner also provides telehealth services and is licensed in 10 states to ensure access to care is in place for those in need, even in the most rural of areas.