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Saturday, July 30 • 9:45am - 10:45am
'Families' Heroic Acts Against OCD' - An Intervention

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Witnessing a loved one suffering from OCD is one of the most baffling experiences in life. What happens when he/she does not want to engage in treatment or outright refuses help? What if, no matter how difficult the situation gets, treatment becomes even more scary than OCD itself? Family intervention could be the only hope. Taking the correct steps could make the difference between recovering or utter deterioration. But decisions that may upset a loved one who is already suffering may feel impossible, even when they are clearly right. In fact, despite better judgment, family members will actually become part of the problem by participating in rituals or other behaviors, thus becoming entangled in OCD's web.  This workshop will teach family members several strategies that to get out of OCD’s web and help their loved ones.

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Diane Davey, RN, MBA

Program Director, McLean Hospital OCD Institute
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Jonathan Grayson, PhD

Director, The Grayson LA Treatment Ctr for Anxiety & OCD
Jonathan B. Grayson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY26643) specializing in the treatment of OCD for over 35 years and is a nationally recognized expert and author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a self-help guide for sufferers. Dr. Grayson has presented workshops and written numerous articles and book chapters for both professional and lay audiences. His work and expertise has been featured in national media... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Chicago D, 5th Floor