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Friday, July 29 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Motivating Toward Recovery: Strategies for Maintaining Motivation Across Treatment and Beyond

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ERP is an effective, yet demanding treatment for OCD, making motivation essential to its success. Unfortunately, misconceptions about motivation can make it difficult for individuals to stay engaged. In order to help those with OCD enhance treatment motivation, panelists will present a framework for conceptualizing motivation as a skill, examining the common roadblocks, and identifying specific strategies for maintaining motivation across treatment and beyond. Presenters will integrate current research/clinical insights with lessons learned from their own experiences going through OCD treatment to provide attendees with practical, tailored motivational skills. Strategies for reframing attitudes towards anxiety and using the "greater good perspective shift" to enhance motivation will be provided. Overall, this panel will provide an interactive and inspirational venue for those with OCD to enhance treatment motivation.

avatar for Shala Nicely, LPC

Shala Nicely, LPC

Counselor/Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Co-Founder, Cornerstone Family Services, LLC and Beyond the Doubt, LLC
Shala Nicely, LPC, is a cognitive behavioral therapist in metro Atlanta, GA, specializing in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. She is the co-author with Jon Hershfield, MFT of Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks and Skills for Living Joyfully. She was the keynote... Read More →

Jeff Bell, MBA

Jeff Bell is an author, health advocate, and radio news anchor. His two books, Rewind, Replay, Repeat and When in Doubt, Make Belief, have established Bell as a leading voice for mental health awareness and "Greater Good" motivation. Bell is actively involved with the International... Read More →

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

Administrative Director of Research, OCD Institute, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Nathaniel Van Kirk is a clinical research fellow at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, working in the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research at the OCD Institute. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech, completing clinical externships at the... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am CDT
Salon II, 7th Floor