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Saturday, July 30 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Don't Wait, Wait -- Tell Me! Understanding and Managing Co-Occurring OCD and Substance Use Disorders

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With studies suggesting that over 25% of treatment seeking individuals with OCD suffer from substance use disorders (SUDs), the need for an effective, coherent treatment has never been greater. This panel presentation will use a lively interactive format mimicking that of Chicago Public Radio's popular “Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!” show. Using games similar to “This Week’s News” and “Bluff the Listener,” participants will learn the similarities and differences between OCD and SUDs. Audience members may participate as contestants and will laugh as they learn. Members of the panel will elaborate on the correct answers to help the audience gain a deeper knowledge of the issues relevant to successful treatment and recovery for someone suffering these co-occurring disorders.

avatar for Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP

Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Brady directs the Lindner Center of HOPE's OCD and Anxiety treatment program and serves as the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services. Dr. Brady is a clinical psychologist with 23 years of experience in the University of Cincinnati's Department of Psychiatry. He has... Read More →

Linda Lewaniak, LCSW

Linda Lewaniak, L.C.S.W., C.A.A.D.C. is Director of The Center for Addiction Medicine and Director of Outpatient Programs at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Ms. Lewaniak is a graduate of George Williams College of Aurora University and obtained her Master in Social... Read More →

Chris J. Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC

Dr. Tuell is a clinician of over 32 years. He holds a doctorate degree in counseling from the University of Cincinnati; is a licensed clinical counselor; and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. He is presently the Clinical Director of Addiction Services at... Read More →

William Oakley

Dr. William Oakley is an Associate Psychologist at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. He completed his pre"“doctoral internship at the Carson Center for Adults and Families and conducted... Read More →
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Patrick McGrath, PhD

Clinical Director, Center for Anxiety and OCD, AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Patrick B. McGrath is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and the future Director of the AMITA Health Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Chicago D, 5th Floor