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Friday, July 29 • 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Advances in Specialized Treatments for Complex Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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The expert panelists will present advances in specialized treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), focusing on complex interventions for difficult-to-treat or intransigent symptoms characteristic of each disorder. Specific impediments to optimal treatment response and challenges when providing combined treatments will be addressed. Advances in specialized cognitive therapy and behavioral interventions to improve collaboration, promote resilience, and optimize long-term outcome will be discussed and illustrated. New pharmacologic approaches for each disorder will also be highlighted. Substantial time will be allocated to discussion among the presenters and with the audience.

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Darin Dougherty, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Dr. Darin Dougherty is Director of Neurotherapeutics in the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Director, Mood Disorders Section and Associate Director of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Group; Director of Medical Education at the MGH Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute; Co-Director of the MGH Trichotillomania Clinic; and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dougherty has... Read More →

Katharine Phillips, MD

Dr. Katharine Phillips is Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University, Senior Research Scientist, and Director, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program, Rhode Island Hospital. She is an internationally recognized researcher and expert on body dysmorphic disorder, with expertise on OCD and other disorders. Dr. Phillips has more than 290 publications and has authored or edited ten books. She is on the scientific advisory boards of the Anxiety... Read More →
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C. Alec Pollard, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine & Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Saint Louis University & Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Dr. Pollard is Founder and Director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University. He is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and chairs the organization's Training Subcommittee, including a national training initiative called the Behavior Therapy Training... Read More →

Debbie Sookman, PhD

Dr. Debbie Sookman is Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic, McGill University Health Center (MUHC), Department of Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and President of The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CIOCD, www.ciocd.ca). Dr. Sookman is an internationally known expert in the assessment and treatment of... Read More →
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Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Chief of Psychology; Professor of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Dr. Sabine Wilhelm is a Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at the Harvard Medical School. She is the Chief of Psychology and the Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is Co-Director of the MGH Tourette Syndrome Center of Excellence. Dr. Wilhelm is recognized as a leading researcher in tic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2016 1:45pm - 3:45pm
LA/Miami/Scottsdale, 5th Floor