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Friday, July 18 • 1:45pm - 3:45pm
OCD Workshop for Parents & Families: Discussing Issues from Diagnosis to Treatment Refusal

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OCD has significant effects on families and their functioning. This unique workshop will cover parent and interdisciplinary perspectives related to family challenges arising in the context of OCD. Parents will share their journey to obtain proper OCD diagnosis and treatment for their teen. Dr. Stewart will report on her study exploring obstacles and how they are overcome by parents adapting to their children’s illness. A novel approach to treatment incorporating simultaneous OCD child, teen, and parent groups and a ground- breaking family-based approach for management of OCD treatment refusers will be described by clinical psychologists. The workshop will end with a panel discussion with all speakers. 


Speakers
avatar for Heather Andrighetti, MSc

Heather Andrighetti, MSc

Research Genetic Counsellor and Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry
Heather Andrighetti is a research genetic counsellor and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Translational Psychiatric Genetics Group led by Dr. Jehannine Austin, whose work is about using a clinical genetics perspective to improve outcomes for people with psychiatric disorders and their families. Before being recruited to UBC, she completed her MSc in Genetic... Read More →
avatar for C. Alec Pollard, PhD

C. Alec Pollard, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine & Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Saint Louis University & Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Dr. Pollard is Founder and Director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University. He is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and chairs the organization's Training Subcommittee, including a national training initiative called the Behavior Therapy Training... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Brentwood, California Level

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