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Evidence Based Psychotherapy and Medication Management for Skin Picking and Other Repetitive Behaviors
May 16, 2023

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Learning Objectives:

  • List criteria for skin picking and other repetitive behavior disorders, and common differential diagnoses. 
  • Discuss the evidence and basis for Habit Reversal Therapy, and applications of behavioral intervention for repetitive behavior disorders.
  • Describe evidence-based medication interventions for skin picking and repetitive behavior disorders.



Presented by: Alison DeLizza, PhD and Ryan T. Edwards, MD

Alison Delizza

Dr. DeLizza is a child psychologist who has a special interest in working with children and teens with anxiety and depression. She has been working in Nebraska since 2018 when she relocated from Western Michigan. In addition to anxiety and depression, Dr. DeLizza also has experience working with children and teens with ADHD and other behavior disorders. Dr. DeLizza's therapy interests also include OCD and working with LGBTQIA+ youth. Dr. DeLizza completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Western Michigan University and her Clinical Internship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC.




Ryan Edwards

Dr. Ryan Edwards is a Board-Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. As a native Nebraskan, he earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He then completed both his residency and post-graduate fellowship training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His clinical interests include outpatient-based child & adolescent psychiatry, obsessive-compulsive disorder, complex anxiety disorders of childhood, and integrative and collaborative care across healthcare disciplines. He greatly enjoys teaching the next generation of medical professionals, and as a professional cyclist in a past life, he is also interested in the mental healthcare of young athletes.




Learn more about this series: Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation (TBHC) Primary Care Webinar Series