IOCDF Conference, IOP for OCD Program, & Group Therapy for Panic…

IOCDF Conference

Hope to see you in Chicago for the 2012 meeting of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation!

Just a few quick announcements:

1) The 2012 meeting of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF) is just a week away.

The IOCDF conference marks the perfect convergence of all things OCD-related. In attendance are some of the best clinicians and researchers in the field.  Many of these individuals will be presenting talks related to OCD diagnosis and treatment.

Hundreds of individuals with OCD will also be at the conference, some of whom will be leading workshops and sharing stories of recovery. This year’s roster of presentations looks to be exceptional.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. This year’s meeting will be held in the Windy City: Chicago, Illinois. I’ll be attending–hope to see you there!

Also…I may try to be more active on Twitter during the conference.  Feel free to follow me here.

2) I have revamped the description of my Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for OCD and have posted an updated summary page on my practice website.

This program is not for everyone…but is appropriate for:

  • Local OR out-of-town patients (with any level of OCD symptoms) who wish to complete treatment in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Individuals who have stubborn symptoms of OCD that have not responded well to traditional outpatient therapy.
  • Individuals with severe symptoms who are seeking an alternative to residential treatment or to psychiatric hospitalization (inpatient treatment).

We offer specific programs for adults, kids, and teens.  Click the above link to access the program description.

3) In other news, I’d like to announce that I’ll soon be starting a 6-week, CBT-based group therapy treatment program for panic disorder. This group is designed as an introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy for panic. Although you won’t be panic-free in 6 weeks, you’ll have some of the basic skills and knowledge you’ll need to kickstart your recovery.  Moreover, because this intervention is a  therapy group, you’ll get to work alongside others with similar symptoms.

Till next time…

Questions? Comments? Will you be at the 2012 IOCDF Conference in Chicago? Sound off below.