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Saturday, July 30 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Relationship Obsessions: Assessment & Treatment

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Relationship obsessions are a relatively new OCD symptom cluster, previously misdiagnosed as a basic character trait of the individual as one who is dependent and controlling in an interpersonal relationship. The OCD sufferer obsesses about whether they truly love their partner, are they a good enough mother, are they genuinely enjoying time with their family, etc.? Topics covered include differential diagnosis, rituals embedded in interactions, underlying scrupulosity and perfectionism obsessions, and obsessing about obsessing. Strategies for treatment include imaginal scripts, conversations with family members, in vivo parenting, technology enhanced ERPs, and addressing familial issues following treatment.


Carol Hevia, PsyD

Carol Hevia, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who has worked with OCD patients for over 25 years. She received her doctorate in psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology. She has worked as a behavior therapist at the OCDI at McLean Hospital for the last ten years. She has a small private practice in which she treats children, adolescents and adults with OCD.

Saturday July 30, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
LA/Miami/Scottsdale, 5th Floor