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Saturday, July 19 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Overcoming Unacceptable Thoughts: Reducing Stigma and Understanding Treatment for Adolescents

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Teens who experience violent and/or sexual thoughts may be reluctant to disclose these obsessions. This workshop aims to reduce the stigma of these unacceptable thoughts. Teens will explore their unacceptable thoughts and participate in group activities focused on understanding and normalizing the presence of these thoughts. Guidance will be provided in developing and implementing appropriate ERP techniques. Presenters will also answer family questions regarding their teen’s unacceptable thoughts. This workshop will help teens and families better understand and start a dialogue about unacceptable thoughts in OCD. 


Christen Sistrunk, MA, LPC

Behavior Therapist, Houston OCD Program
Christen Sistrunk M.A., is a licensed professional counselor-intern (LPC-I) and behavior therapist at the Houston OCD Program. She received a BA in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, and her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her graduate work included training in cognitive behavioral therapy, stress and anxiety management, group therapy, and addictions counseling techniques. She completed a graduate... Read More →

Jennifer Sy, PhD

Dr. Sy is a licensed psychologist with training in cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She received a BA in Cognitive Science from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and her MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming. Her graduate clinical work and research focused on optimization of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Minneapolis... Read More →

Naomi Zwecker, PhD

Dr. Zwecker is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas with considerable experience treating anxiety and depression disorders. She received her BA in Human Development from the University of Chicago and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She has worked with diverse populations in a variety of treatment settings including a community mental health center, a veteran affairs medical... Read More →

Saturday July 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brentwood, California Level

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