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Sunday, July 31 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Defusing the OCD Bomb: Simple (and sometimes silly) Tricks from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Have you ever tried singing your most intrusive OCD thoughts to the tune of “Happy Birthday?” How about saying them in the voice of Donald Duck? Have you ever taken your mind for a walk? Wondering where all this is going? Then this interactive workshop is for you. We will introduce adolescent attendees to the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy concepts of cognitive fusion and defusion as they relate to OCD. Participants will examine how fusion operates in their own lives and gets in the way of them living according to their values. We will have fun experimenting with various defusion techniques and participants will walk away with a new set of tools to help them challenge their OCD.

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Sam Lample, LPC

MA, LPC, CEDS, Thrive Therapy
Samuel Lample is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Approved Counselor Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), CEDS Supervisor and an  International OCD Foundation member and approved therapist. He has been treating  individuals with eating disorders and OCD for the past 16 years in both inpatient and  outpatient settings. Sam worked in an inpatient eating disorder treatment center for nearly a decade, as a... Read More →

Megan Schwallie, LCSW

Megan Schwallie is a licensed clinical social worker and a primary therapist within the Adolescent Anxiety/OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at Doorways, LLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Megan received her Masters in Social Work from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in 2009. Megan specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders as well as frequently co-occurring conditions such as Body Focused... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Chicago B/C, 5th Floor

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