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Friday, July 18 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Unwanted Roommate: OCD and College Experiences

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College is a time of excitement, new experiences, and transitions, all of which can provide a perfect storm of factors that exacerbate OCD. In this workshop, we will discuss ways to best cope with OCD in order to preserve a positive college experience. We will address issues including diagnoses and treatment options, college adjustment, roommate relationships, and dating. You’ll hear perspectives of a treatment provider and recent graduates. This workshop is designed for those preparing to enter or already in college, as well as their support networks. 


Matthew Codde, MSW

OCD Victory
Matt Codde started experiencing OCD symptoms at the age of 11. Throughout his life he has struggled with different types of obsessions. He received treatment at The Gateway Institute is Orange County, Ca. He completed his treatment, graduated with a Masters of Social Work, and now works as therapist in Orange County. In his spare time he enjoys biking, hiking, beach volleyball, fishing, and variety of other outdoor activities. He... Read More →
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Adira Weixlmann

Adira led a relatively regular high school life -- playing varsity sports, excelling in the classroom, and enjoying time with friends and family. However, following her junior year of high school she was diagnosed with OCD. After receiving intensive local treatment in St. Louis, she decided to attend the OCD Institute's residential treatment program at McLean Hospital in Fall 2008 and again in Summer 2009, becoming much less severely impacted... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Constellation II, Plaza Level

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