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Sunday, July 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Thought-Action Fusion and Magical Thinking in OCD

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Thought-Action Fusion is when our brains tell us that if we think something, then it must be true, or that thinking it will make it true. This panel discussion offers insight about Thought-Action Fusion and the magical thinking so common in OCD. With education about these distortions and mindfulness tools, anyone can learn how to effectively battle the lies their brains tell them. Attendees will learn how to identify when they are engaging in Thought-Action Fusion and how to challenge magical thinking errors, and will have an opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions.


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Elizabeth Kassel, MSW

Staff Therapist, OCD Center of Los Angeles
Elizabeth Kassel, MSW, is a staff therapist at the OCD Center of Los Angeles. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University at Northridge (CSUN). Her prior experience includes working as a counselor at an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, and in the Los Angeles Unified School District, (LAUSD) treating children with anxiety disorders. In addition to treating individual clients, she also currently... Read More →
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John Tsilimparis

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, OCD Center of Los Angeles
John Tsilimparis, MFT, is a staff therapist at the OCD Center of Los Angeles. He received his Master's Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, and has been specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety for over 15 years. John was a psychotherapist on two seasons of the A&E documentary series “Obsessed”, and is the author of three books, "Living with Panic Disorder", "Mortal Bonds", and "Retrain Your Anxious... Read More →
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Laura Yocum, MS

Staff Therapist, OCD Center of Los Angeles
Laura Yocum, MS, PPS, is a staff therapist at the OCD Center of Los Angeles. She received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and her School Counseling / Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential at California State University at Northridge (CSUN). Laura specializes in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of disorders including OCD, Trichotillomania, and Skin Picking Disorder. She has run a weekly group... Read More →


Sunday July 20, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Beverly Hills, California Level