To learn more about the International OCD Foundation’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference, please visit http://ocd2016.org.
Friday, July 29 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Support Group for People with Sexual and/or Violent Obsessions

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Sexual and violent obsessions in OCD are common, but frequently unrecognized or misunderstood. Sexual obsessions can include worries about sexual orientation, being a pedophile, or acting out sexually. Violent obsessions may include fears about harming someone through various means. People with sexual and violent obsessions in OCD may experience greater distress, have more difficulty locating effective treatment, and require more time in treatment in comparison to other forms of OCD. This group is focused on helping people with sexual and violent obsessions understand their symptoms, distinguish between obsessions and mental compulsions, and identify effective exposures to combat symptoms. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss their experiences of stigma, shame, and
rejection surrounding their symptoms in a supportive environment.

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Jenifer Viscusi, MA

Doctoral Student, Research Assistant, Spalding University
Ms. Viscusi is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She is also a visiting research assistant at the Center for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Louisville. She is currently receiving clinical training... Read More →
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Nicholas Flower, PsyD

Nicholas R. Flower, Psy.D.
Dr. Flower is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in downtown Pittsburgh PA and is the president of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. He specializes in the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders with exposure and response prevention therapy... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Salon II, 7th Floor