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Sunday, July 31 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Dealing with Treatment Resistance: Translating Research into Strategies to Enhance Treatment Motivation

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This presentation will focus on responding to treatment resistance in OCD by combining current research with practical clinical strategies targeting treatment motivation. The first two sections will summarize research findings among clinical samples of individuals with OCD. Dr. Monaghan and Ms. Chiupka will present on the impact of readiness to engage in behavior change and externalizing blame on treatment outcomes and overall quality of life. The second two sections will focus on translating empirical findings into applicable treatment strategies. Dr. Van Kirk and Dr. Elias will discuss how they have applied current research findings to OCD treatment, with a focus on conceptualizing motivation as a skill that can be practiced and implemented throughout recovery.

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Caitlin Chiupka, MA

Caitlin Chiupka is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Her primary research interests include the role of motivation and externalizing blame on treatment outcomes in OCD, as well as the impact of language and etiological conceptualization on mental illness stigma. She has held clinical practica positions at McLean Hospital's OCD Institute and Boston University's Center for Anxiety and... Read More →

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

Nathaniel Van Kirk is a clinical research fellow at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, working in the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research at the OCD Institute. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech, completing clinical externships at the Houston OCD Program and Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center and his clinical internship at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Nathaniel's... Read More →
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Sadie Cole Monaghan, PhD

Clinical Psychologist/Instructor in Psychology, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Dr. Sadie Cole Monaghan is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and staff psychologist at the McLean Hospital Child and Adolescent OCD Institute.. She also holds a joint appointment an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Monaghan graduated summa cum laude with honors from Temple University, and received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. She completed her predoctoral internship at McLean... Read More →

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