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Sunday, July 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Road to Recovery from Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)

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Experience suggests that the path to recovery can be far from simple for those who hair pull and skin pick. Treatment interventions are few, available interventions don’t help everyone, and specialized treatment is not always accessible. Limited understanding of these problems and associated stigma can persist amongst medical professionals and the public. Patients will relate their personal stories of living with these disorders. They will provide an overview of their symptoms and course, review the functional impact of the disorder on their lives, and discuss their treatment challenges and successes. Clinicians will then present their perspectives on these cases including their clinical presentation and longitudinal course, factors that impacted recovery, valuable lessons learned, and future directions in the field. 

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Chaille DeFaria

Board of Directors, TLC Foundation for BFRB's
Welcome to the Conference! I Promise you it will be a weekend to remember. | I have pulled my lashes and brows since the age of 15 and found TLC in 1993. After many years of being in the entertainment industry, I realized there was so much more for me to do in this world, with and for, those suffering with BFRB's. I am now a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) working with teens (and their parents) suffering from BFRB's... 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.

Karen Pickett

Clinical Director, OCD Center of Los Angeles
Karen Pickett, MFT, is the Clinical Director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, and is a licensed psychotherapist in the State of California. After receiving her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in 2001, Karen joined the OCD Center of Los Angeles, where she specializes in the treatment of OCD, Trichotillomania, and Skin Picking Disorder. She developed and ran a weekly therapy group specifically for... Read More →

Sunday July 20, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Constellation II, Plaza Level

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