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Friday, July 29 • 8:00am - 9:00am
An ACT Guide for Teens: Living a Life that Matters

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Presented by practitioners and teens who have met their OCD in battle, this presentation will help you build a life you love, even while you are struggling. All too often, we believe we must get rid of OCD before we can build lives that matter to us. This workshop will show how to live richly and flexibly, even if things are tough. We will teach core skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to give a new perspective on living and thriving. We will also introduce the "MEOW" model, developed by a teen with OCD, to help you grow. Using both lecture and chances to practice skills, we will provide opportunities to make meaningful changes in your lives – one step at a time.


Olivier Clarke

Olivier Clarke is a teen who has struggled with OCD and who advocates for other teens who continue to struggle.

Lisa Coyne, PhD

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an internationally recognized ACT Trainer, and is on the Faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the McLean Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.). She is an Associate Clinical Professor at Suffolk University in Boston, MA, and is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Lisa has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on ACT and OCD for children, teens, and families, and is... Read More →

Qun Li Fan

Qun Li Fan is a teen fighting OCD. She uses ACT-consistent tools that help her get me through day to day life and thrive. She is the developer of the MEOW model.

Friday July 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Chicago B/C, 5th Floor