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Friday, July 18 • 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Dating, Intimacy, and Creating a Social Life for Young Adults with OCD

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Trying to have a social life with OCD can seem impossible - many people with OCD worry about dating and find forming and maintining close relationships to be difficult. The panel will also focus on issues young adults face as they navigate a social life. Through role-playing, panelists and attendees will act out scenarios that practice social skills such as telling others about your OCD, mock dates, dealing with intimate moments, and handling an OCD surprise attack. We will provide practice scripts for use at home. This workshop will allow attendees to share their own examples and will leave time for questions. 

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Amy Jatczak

Miami Dade County Public Schools
I have had OCD since I was 12 and have struggled with it for a long time. But through proper treatment with OCD Specialists, I have gotten much better. I now want to help others with Mental Illness and am a Mental Health and OCD Advocate. You can break this cycle!
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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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Lisa Mueller

Teen Leader/Moderator, OCD-Support For Teens
I've suffered with OCD since I was a young child and have recently recovered significantly through CBT and taking Prozac. I'm currently the leader of the online group OCD-Support For Teens which is designed for teens and young adults to talk about and discuss their problems relating to their OCD. Concurrently, I'm finishing up my third year as a mathematics major and psychology minor at California State University, Fullerton.
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Chris Trondsen

Behavioral Therapist, The Gateway Institute
Chris Trondsen was diagnosed with OCD when he was 20 years old but suffered years before that.  Contamination OCD as well as Checking OCD were the main types of OCD he suffered with.  He received treatment at starting at age 20 at The OCD Center of Los Angeles under Tom Corboy and Karen Pickett and after 14 months of behavioral treatment, he was able to leave therapy and finish controlling his OCD on his own.  Now, 9 years later, he has had... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Constellation II, Plaza Level

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