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Thursday, July 28 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Support Group: Overcoming Obstacles during Treatment and Beyond

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Encountering obstacles during and after treatment for OCD is common. One obstacle many people face is feeling discouraged when new obsessions emerge or old ones return. That’s the nature of OCD. The content of obsessions can morph and change over time. Changing how you respond to obsessions, whatever form they take and whenever they occur, is challenging. No matter how much great work you do in treatment, it can feel disheartening when you think about how your work never truly ends. Yet, the gains are well worth it! An experienced OCD therapist and author leads this support group, sharing strategies to stay motivated to challenge OCD as a lifelong goal. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and questions.

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Joan Davidson, PhD

Co-Director, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
As a CBT therapist, I've specialized in helping people with OCD, anxiety disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling/skin picking) for over 23-years. I'm the author of "Daring to Challenge OCD: Overcome Your Fear of Treatment & Take Control of Your Life Using Exposure & Response Prevention" (New Harbinger, 2014), which guides readers through what to expect during treatment, why it's worth it, and what it has been like for... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Chicago E, 5th Floor

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