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Sunday, July 31 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Family Accommodation in Children and Adolescents with OCD and Co-Occurring Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

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Family accommodation of children with OCD involves behaviors on the part of family members to reduce or eliminate distressing aspects of the disorder for the child. Caregivers may assist with rituals, encourage avoidance of triggers, provide reassurance or promote the use of safety behaviors. Accommodation can have a negative impact on family functioning and a child's response to treatment. Many parents struggle with finding the right balance between empathy and accommodation. In this lecture for parents and family members of those with OCD, we will review research on family accommodation within OCD and frequently co-occurring disorders. We will also describe ways families accommodate, and offer methods to reduce accommodations. Ample time will be allotted for questions from the audience.


Stephanie Eken, MD

Stephanie C. Eken, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist and pediatrician. Dr. Eken serves as a regional medical director for Rogers Behavioral Health System's partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs while also... Read More →
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David Jacobi, PhD

David M. Jacobi, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders at Rogers Memorial Hospital-Oconomowoc. He provides clinical consultation and supervises the work of the behavioral... Read More →

Rachel Leonard, PhD

Rachel C. Leonard, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with Rogers Memorial Hospital who specializes in the treatment of depression, OCD, and anxiety disorders.

Sunday July 31, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Chicago D, 5th Floor