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Friday, July 29 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
To Tell or Not to Tell? Pros & Cons for Disclosing about OCD

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Is it wise to tell your friends that you have OCD? How about your teachers or coaches? You want them to understand, but will they make fun you or use it against you? If they know, will they support you, or will they see you as different? If you're a teen with OCD, you've probably wondered whether you should tell, and if so, to whom and how much. Choosing to share about having OCD is a personal and, often, painstaking decision that requires thorough consideration. Each person's experience and reasons for sharing is unique. This interactive workshop will address the pros and cons of disclosing, and tackle various factors to consider when trying to decide: “Should I tell?”


Noah Laracy, MA

Noah Laracy is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Noah also has earned his Masters of Fine Arts from USC Film School. His interests are in the use of CBT/ACT for the treatment of anxiety and addiction, and the psychology of money.
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Michelle Witkin, PhD

Michelle Witkin, Ph.D.
Dr. Witkin is a psychologist in private practice in Valencia, CA, where she specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. She especially likes to work with children and teens. She is a graduate of the IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and is a Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Dr. Witkin loves attending the IOCDF conference and is eagerly awaiting this year's events!

Friday July 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chicago B/C, 5th Floor