Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
To learn more about the International OCD Foundation’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference, please visit http://ocd2016.org.
View analytic
Sunday, July 31 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Sex and OCD: Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Sexual Obsessions and Compulsions

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Sexual obsessions and compulsions are highly stigmatized and thus create unique treatment challenges. The purpose of this panel is to create a non-judgmental environment to explore this stigmatized topic. The panelists will discuss evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies for patients with sexual OCD, while sharing case examples to normalize the experience of sexual symptoms and to provide therapists with treatment strategies for their own cases. The following topics as they relate to sexual OCD will be discussed: distinguishing sexual OCD from paraphilia; recognizing common compulsions and avoidance behaviors; implementing effective exposures in and out of the office; addressing shame and guilt; and ethical considerations when working with children and adolescents or patients with a history of sexual abuse.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Barthle, MS

Megan Barthle, MS

Pre-Doctoral Intern, University of Florida
Megan Barthle, M.S. is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida. She is currently completing her Pre-Doctoral Internship in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Her clinical interests involve the implementation of CBT-E/RP interventions for OCD and related disorders, including running a food exposure group for individuals with eating disorders. She has... Read More →
GG

Gary Geffken, PhD

Gary Geffken, PhD has been on faculty at the University of Florida for 28 years. His primary appointment is in Psychiatry as a clinical psychologist with additional appointments in Clinical and Health Psychology, Pediatrics, Psychology in Liberal Arts, and School Psychology. As Chief of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry he directs the CBT Program for OCD. He provides services to both children and adults, educating healthcare... Read More →
AG

Andrea Guastello, MS

Andrea Guastello M.S., is a third-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida (UF). She was a graduate research assistant in the UF Behavioral Medicine Research Lab for two years before becoming a graduate research assistant at the UF Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) Program. She has presented her findings at numerous conferences including the annual conventions of the American... Read More →
CJ

Cary Jordan, PhD

Dr. Jordan is currently the Director of Behavioral Medicine for St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman, Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Residency, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Jordan is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience treating both child and adult OCD. His training began at the University of Florida in the Weekly and Intensive OCD... Read More →
ST

Shanee Toledano, MEd

Shanee earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in school psychology from the University of Florida. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida and conducted her dissertation research on self-related cognitions of adults with OCD under the mentorship of Dr. Joe McNamara. Since 2012, Shanee has treated OCD in individuals of all ages at the University of... Read More →


Sunday July 31, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Chicago F/G/H, 5th Floor