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Friday, July 18 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference Orientation for Everyone

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This orientation is for adults with OCD, family members, social supports, and treatment providers. The presenters will discuss the logistics of the conference: the who, what, where, why, and how. Presenters will also answer questions about the IOCDF, specific sessions, and anything else related to the conference. 


Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell is an author, health advocate, and radio news anchor. His two books, Rewind, Replay, Repeat and When in Doubt, Make Belief, have established Bell as a leading voice for mental health awareness and "Greater Good" motivation. Bell is actively involved with the International OCD Foundation, for which he serves as a board member and national spokesman. In 2011, he co-founded the nonprofit A2A Alliance... Read More →
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Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski

Faculty, Baylor University
Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski, Ph.D., LMSW is the founder of the Peace of Mind foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. After her diagnosis at the age of 12 and treatment which included both inpatient and outpatient therapy, Elizabeth has made it her life mission to make a differents in those living with OCD. She is a national spokesperson for the IOCDF. Elizabeth is on the faculty of the Diana Garland... Read More →
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Jeff Szymanski, PhD

Executive Director, IOCDF
Jeff Szymanski, Ph.D., is currently the executive director of the International OCD Foundation. Previously, Dr. Szymanski was the Director of Psychological Services at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute. He is the author of: “The Perfectionist’s Handbook” based on his work at the OCD Institute. As a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Szymanski has supervised pre-doctoral psychology interns... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Beverly Hills, California Level