Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ, an independent practice specializing in OCD treatment and providing telehealth services to 33 states is offering a new OCD ERP webinar training program, which begins in late April 2023 and continues with monthly webinars throughout the remainder of the year. Designed for professionals and offering Continuing Education credits for psychologists, it is also open, for a very reduced rate, to the general public. People can register for individual webinars, or for the whole series at an even further reduced rate. Link to ALL webinars.
ANNOUNCING THE 2023 FAITH & OCD CONFERENCE
Navigating OCD in Diverse Faith-Based Communities
Monday, May 1, 2023
REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!
The IOCDF is excited to present the third annual virtual Faith and OCD Conference on Monday, May 1, 2023! This unique event began out of recognition that many people living with OCD initially seek assistance from a faith leader prior to a mental health provider.
The conference was specifically created to address the needs of a diverse community — spanning all faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds. We’ll provide education about effective treatment and ways to support those in the faith community living with OCD.
Join the IOCDF for this collaborative conversation between faith leaders, mental health providers, and the OCD community!
The conference will take place on Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant platform. Instructions on how to enter the event will be emailed beforehand.
Who Should Attend
Individuals with faith-based OCD, faith leaders, and mental health providers
Individuals & Families — Hear from faith leaders and mental health professionals about how to build a supportive network for recovery — and receive messages of hope shared by those impacted by OCD.
Faith Leaders — Hear from community members with faith-related OCD and learn how to recognize symptoms. Learn about treatment options and how you can help in the recovery process.
Mental Health Professionals — Hear how OCD and treatment intersect with your clients’ faith practices. Learn how to adapt your practice by integrating faith leaders and families in the development of treatment plans. CE credits provided.
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.
Click here for more information about what CBT School has to offer.
Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5, 2023
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.
March 4–5, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
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:
- Individuals with Hoarding Disorder
- Family Members and Supporters
- Community Providers
- Clinicians and Researchers
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.
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.
Check out IOCDF’S upcoming in-person and virtual events for all members of the OCD community.
Learn more about IOCDF events, including:
- In-person & Virtual Conferences
- Virtual Livestream Programming
- 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk
- Trainings for Mental Health Professionals
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.
The panel will be held at 7:00 PM in the Loris Forum in the Martire Building at SHU.
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, 2022 at 9:00 AM (Rain date is October 16, 2022)
Location: Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT
You can support us by either registering to join our Community Walk Team or by making a donation to our team. Visit our Team Page for the One Million Steps Walk for more information.