To learn more about the International OCD Foundation’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference, please visit http://ocd2016.org.
Sunday, July 31 • 8:00am - 9:00am
OCD and on the Autism Spectrum: Help, What Do We Do Now?

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Patients with OCD who are also on the Autism Spectrum face unique difficulties in treatment that often necessitate altering traditional CBT methods and approaches. This talk will address the challenges, complications, and strategies of working with these individuals and their families. Case examples, role plays, and structured approaches will engage and encourage participants (clinicians, families, and patients) to think outside of the OCD box. Participants will learn ways to conceptualize and address functional problems and goals, develop techniques to improve anxiety and social skills, and learn to identify and address important treatment pitfalls and difficulties. By incorporating these elements into a CBT protocol, treatment can be tailored to address the complex array of symptoms often seen with these patients.


Brian Schmaus, PhD

Dr. Brian Schmaus earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and completed his doctoral internship at Vancouver Coastal Health, where he worked in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of British Columbia. He... Read More →
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Dustin Siegel, PsyD

Psychologist, The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
Dustin Siegel earned his degree from the University of Hartford, and completed his doctoral internship at Clemson University. He has been a staff therapist at ATC since May, 2014, where he received continued training in cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Marriott Ballroom, 4th Floor