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Saturday, July 30 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Thinking Backwards: Overcoming OCD Through Paradoxical Intention

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Heighten your anxiety in order to lower your anxiety. If you need to leave, you need to stay. Do on purpose what you are afraid you'll do by accident. Gain control by letting go of control. The understanding and treatment of OCD is full of counterintuitive concepts that are difficult for most people, at least initially, to understand and accept. This presentation reviews how “thinking backwards” not only makes sense in the treatment of OCD, but that it is the most powerful strategy for undermining the disorder and moving towards recovery. Multiple illustrations from actual OCD cases will be reviewed so that participants may clearly see specific applications in the real world of OCD.

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Allen Weg, EdD

Founder/Executive Director, Stress & Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC
Dr. Allen Weg is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist. He is Founder and Director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, a clinic with offices in East Brunswick and Springfield, New Jersey, specializing in evidence-based therapies for OCD spectrum disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors in children, adolescents, and adults. | He is Co-Founder and President of OCD New Jersey and is member of the... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon II, 7th Floor