Evidence Based Psychotherapy and Medication Management for Skin Picking and Other Repetitive Behaviors

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.


Accredited Continuing Education

Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.


Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation (TBHC) Primary Webinar Series:

Target Audience: This accredited continuing education activity is designed for primary care providers: physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in Nebraska.

The Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation Primary Care Webinar Series seeks to provide primary care providers (PCPs) with the tools they need to increase their confidence and competence in managing psychiatric and behavioral health concerns in primary care. 

At the conclusion of this webinar series the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify validated and reliable autism screening tools that may be feasible to use in the primary care setting.
  • Describe how to work with schools and use 504 plans
  • Discuss treatment of skin picking, tics, and Tourette's
  • Discuss best practices for managing common behavioral health issues in children, including anxiety depression and ADHD. 


Wednesday, May 10 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Grand Rounds & Seminars




Munroe-Meyer Institute





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