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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.


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 lecturer on psychology at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He developed and directed the nationally recognized Menninger OCD Treatment... 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, and related disorders, with special emphasis on family dynamics and the role of parents in these disorders. He is the primary developer of SPACE, a parent-based... Read More →
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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 in cognitive behavioral therapy and family based treatment, Dr. Van Noppen teaches and supervises in the residency training program at LAC + USC, has served on the... 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 →
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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 topic. Dr. Riemann is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the International OCD Foundation. He is also a... Read More →

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