Kimberley Quinlan is the founder of CBT School, which offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Her training heavily emphasized the practice of Mindfulness for the management of anxiety, depression, and stress. CBT School is an online platform that offers support and educational products for those who struggle with OCD, BFRB’s and Anxiety Disorders. Kimberley provides evidence-based treatment modalities for OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as Trichotillomania and Skin Picking. Her hope is to provide resources to those who desperately need support and help and inspiration.
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Calling all campers (and parents!) Registration is OPEN for our 2023 Online OCD Camp
The International OCD Foundation’s Online OCD Camp is a virtual event for youth with OCD, and their families! Created especially for youth between the ages of 6 and 17, OCD Camp will feature two days of interactive sessions and activities for three age groups. In addition, the program will include sessions for parents/guardians and opportunities for fun and socialization with other families.
The Online Hoarding Disorder Conference offers an opportunity for professionals — from therapists and social workers to firefighters and other public safety officials — to learn how to work effectively and compassionately with individuals with hoarding disorder (HD).
This conference also provides critical information to individuals, families, and loved ones affected by HD to educate people and their families about effective and compassionate care.
The program for the Online Hoarding Disorder Conference will be released in January 2023. The full schedule will feature sessions for a variety of audiences:
OCD Connecticut (OCD CT) held two major events to celebrate OCD Awareness Week (October 9-15, 2022):
OCD Awareness Week Colloquium – OCD: Getting Help and Support for Recovery An estimated 150 individuals attended the Thursday evening, October 13 session at Sacred Heart University (SHU) led by SHU professor emeritus and OCD CT clinical board advisor Dr. Christina Taylor. Panel members included OCD CT and Fairfield County OCD Support Group members. The discussion focused on OCD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment – as well as audience questions. The presentation was part of the SHU Human Journey Colloquia 2022 Series. View a PowerPoint presentation shown at the event. See photos from the event.
The One Million Steps for OCD Walk The 1.3 mile Saturday morning, October 15 walk at Jennings Beach (Fairfield) was designed to promote increased awareness and a supportive community for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and its State affiliate, OCD CT. It also enabled OCD CT to raise funds for the OCD/related disorders community. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful outdoor opportunity to meet and greet each other and exchange information while embracing life’s uncertainty, one step at a time.
Future Events OCD CT intends to hold more events during the Spring and Fall of 2023. Virtual as well as in-person sessions will be considered to optimize our Statewide mission of education and outreach. We hope you can be part of these activities.
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IOCDF is thrilled to offer a variety of conferences — both in-person and virtual — for all those impacted by OCD and related disorders. They encourage the global network of people with live experienced, family members and supporters, mental health professionals, researchers, educators, and students to join them for community, collaboration, and education.
In celebration of International OCD Awareness Week, OCD Connecticut is presenting a colloquium – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Getting Help and Support for Recovery – on October 13, 2022 at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, Connecticut. Drs. Christina Taylor and Diane Sholomskas, OCD Connecticut Clinical Board Advisors, and members of the Fairfield County OCD Support Group will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD. The presentation is sponsored by The Human Journey Colloquia 2022 Series and is free and open to the public.
OCD Connecticut is taking part in the One Million Steps for OCD Walk sponsored by @iocdf with a grassroots community walk during OCD Awareness Week in October 2022. This walk provides a supportive community, increases awareness, and raises funds for the IOCDF and its Local Affiliates, enabling them to continue their mission. Funds raised will benefit the OCD and related disorders community. Together we’re embracing uncertainty, one step at a time!
Date: October 15 at 9:00 AM (Rain date is October 16) Location: Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT
Elise Petronzio is the founder of the ocdopus, an OCD advocacy & recovery shop. Elise has had OCD since she was at least six years old. She often thought about things she would love to buy for herself or her friends with OCD. As a result, she started taking those ideas and making them into products that people could actually buy and give to each other.
the ocdopus sells hats, shirts, stickers, sweatshirts, accessories, and jewelry. People give these products to their friends, family members, children, therapists, clients, and support groups. These items spread awareness of what OCD is and what the recovery process entails, in addition to showing solidarity in fighting both the disorder itself and the stigma surrounding it.
These products would make great gifts for the holiday season!