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Thursday, July 28 • 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Conference Training Session ($): Professional Consultation Groups

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  • $125 additional fee / $100 before 6/20/16.
  • 3.5 CE hours for qualified mental health professionals (click here for more info).

The purpose of the Professional Consultation Group Program is to provide therapists who treat OCD and related disorders with additional opportunities to further develop their clinical knowledge and skills. The IOCDF has invited 6 highly experienced clinicians with complementary areas of expertise in the field of OCD and related disorders. During this program, participants will be able to attend 2 group consultation sessions, each lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes. Group members may ask the consultant any question relevant to the treatment of OCD and related disorders, including questions about general conceptual issues or specific cases.  The consultant group leader will try to allow equal time for each group member.

The program schedule is provided below. Bios of consultant group leaders, including special clinical interests, are included so that attendees can become familiar with each consultant prior to selecting a group. Attendees will sign-up for groups on site at the beginning of the course. The sign-up table will be in the hallway just outside the meeting room. Sign-up will open one half hour before the program begins. Group size is limited and group assigments will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be an extended coffee break between group sessions to allow attendees to network.  

Program Agenda:

1:30pm – 2:00pm                        Group Sign-Up Period

2:00pm – 3:45pm                        Introduction/Consultation Session 1

3:45pm – 4:15pm                        Professional Networking Coffee Break

4:15pm – 6:00pm                        Consultation Session 2/Wrap-Up


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C. Alec Pollard, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine & Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Saint Louis University & Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Dr. Pollard is Founder and Director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University. He is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and chairs the organization's Training Subcommittee, including a national training initiative called the Behavior Therapy Training... Read More →

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Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Abramowitz is Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina (UNC), and Director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic. Dr. Abramowitz has published over 250 research articles, books, and book chapters and he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Dr. Abramowitz is a member of the Foundation’s Scientific and Clinical... Read More →
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Nancy Keuthen, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Dr Nancy Keuthen is the Director of the Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School. She has written nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers and chapters and authored/edited two books on BFRBs. She is a member of the scientific advisory boards of both the International OCD Foundation and the Trichotillomania Learning Center.
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Barbara Van Noppen, PhD, LCSW

Associate Professor, University of Southern California
Dr. Van Noppen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at USC and is Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Administrative Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at LAC + USC and Director of Inpatient Quality Improvement. As a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy and family based treatment, Dr. Van Noppen teaches and supervises in the residency training program at LAC + USC, has served on the... Read More →
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Fred Penzel, PhD

Executive Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services
Dr. Fred Penzel is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the cognitive/behavioral treatment of OCD since 1982. He is the founder and executive director of Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Huntington, Long Island, New York, a private treatment group specializing in OCD and related problems, and is a founding member of the IOCDF Science Advisory Board. Dr. Penzel is the author of "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A... Read More →
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Bradley Riemann, PhD

Clinical Director, OCD Center, Rogers Memorial Hospital
Dr. Riemann is currently the director of the OCD Center and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He has authored numerous scientific articles on OCD and anxiety and has spoken both nationally and internationally on the topic. Dr. Riemann is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the International OCD Foundation. He is also a... Read More →
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Aureen Pinto Wagner, PhD

Aureen Wagner, Ph.D., is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, NC, and member of the Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board of the IOCDF. Dr. Wagner is an expert in childhood anxiety, an international speaker, and author of several books including, Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children, Up and Down the Worry Hill: A... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Salon I, 7th Floor

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