To learn more about the International OCD Foundation’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference, please visit http://ocd2016.org.
Saturday, July 30 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Hot Topics: Current Research on Family Accommodation and Novel Treatment Implications

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Family responses to OCD have gained great attention over the past decade, and predict treatment outcome. This symposium represents leading clinical researchers investigating the impact that OCD has on family and how family responses play an important role in treatment outcome for both pediatric and adult samples. Newly validated instruments for measuring family accommodation will be discussed, as well as how accommodation predicts treatment outcome. Strategies for family-based intervention will be suggested, including novel family approaches for intensive OCD treatment and how to advise family when the person with OCD refuses treatment. A brief presentation by each expert will be followed by a discussant summary and audience Q&A.

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Barbara Van Noppen, PhD, LCSW

Associate Professor, University of Southern California
Dr. Van Noppen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at USC and is Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Administrative Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at LAC + USC and Director of Inpatient Quality Improvement. As a specialist... Read More →
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Bradley Riemann, PhD

Clinical Director, OCD Center, Rogers Memorial Hospital
Dr. Riemann is currently the director of the OCD Center and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He has authored numerous scientific articles on OCD and anxiety and has spoken both nationally and internationally on the... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD is currently assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center, where he is part of the Program for Anxiety Disorders. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety, OCD... Read More →

Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD

Thröstur Björgvinsson, Ph.D., ABPP, is the director of the Houston OCD Program, in Houston, TX. He is also the director of the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital; Co-Director of psychology training at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School and... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Avenue Ballroom, 4th Floor