2022 FAITH & OCD CONFERENCE
ANNOUNCING THE 2022 FAITH & OCD CONFERENCE
Monday, May 9, 2022 • 12–5pm ET
Registration is open for the second annual Faith and OCD Conference, happening virtually Monday, May 9! Join the IOCDF for this collaborative conversation between faith leaders, mental health professionals, and the OCD community.
Navigating OCD in Diverse Faith-Based Communities
What They Will Cover
Attend virtually, from anywhere!
Many people living with OCD initially seek assistance from faith leaders. This conference addresses the needs of a diverse community — spanning all faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds. They will provide education about effective treatment and ways to support those in the faith community living with OCD.
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.
NEW OCD STUDY FOR TEENAGERS BETWEEN 13 AND 17 YEARS OLD
Researchers at Suffolk University and the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety are seeking youth participants (13-17 years old) and their parents to participate in a study that aims to assess how cognitive processes, particularly executive functioning, relate to treatment engagement in youth with OCD.
They are looking to recruit youth participants, 13-17 years old, who have tried at least two sessions of therapy for OCD. The study can be completed entirely online and will take participants approximately 35 minutes to complete. For their time, youth participants will receive a self-help book for teens with OCD and a chance to win one of two $100 Visa gift cards in a raffle at the end of the recruitment period as compensation.
If you are interested or have questions call, text, or email the study team:
Katrina Daigle, MA, MS
Click here to download a flyer containing more information.
Living with OCD: Virtual Teen Discussion Group
Talk about treatment, successes, challenges, and goals with peers who understand what you are going through!
For ages 14-18
Meets every Monday
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Discussion topics include OCD and School, Friends, College, Independence, Parents, and more.
All participants MUST have a parent/guardian fill out a consent form. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com or at 860-830-7838 for more information. Meeting information will then be sent to you.
Click here to download a flyer with all the details.
Note: It is a $45 group. Contact the clinic for more pricing details if interested.
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR A STUDY ON OCD
Dartmouth College is conducting an online anonymous survey in order to help them better understand the impact of OCD and various treatments on agency, or the ability for an individual to think, choose, and act freely.
The purpose of this study is to more deeply understand agency. The goal is to characterize the effects of different neuropsychiatric conditions on individuals’ agency so they can help patients make more informed decisions about treatments.
Your responses will help them to create a test that can be used to track how patients’ agency changes (either improves or gets worse) and how it is affected by different treatment options.
Who can participate?
Individuals 18 or older, with no history of dementia, recent diagnosis of a reading disability, at least an 8th grade English reading level, and no intellectual disability.
What will be asked of you?
You will fill out an online survey with approximately 170-200 questions, it will take about 35-45 minutes
To thank you for your time, you will have the option to be entered into a monthly raffle for a $150 Amazon gift card.
If you would like to participate:
1. Send an email to Ashley Walton at: AgencyLabProject1@dartmouth.edu.
2. You will receive a reply email that includes the link to the online survey.
*The information collected will be maintained anonymously, and cannot be linked back to you.
Click here to download a flyer with all the information.
The link to the survey is https://dartmouth.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5o6JEnCiAj3xtZk.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ON OCD
Researchers at Kent State University have a new study aiming to better understand factors that influence an individual’s susceptibility to OCD. OCD is a complex disorder with many underlying causes and risk factors, and these factors might be accentuated during the current global pandemic (COVID-19). With your help, they hope to develop a better understanding of these causes and risk factors and how they manifest during stressful times to improve available treatments to better help others in the future. The study consists of a 25-minute online survey that asks about emotional experiences, common types of recurring thoughts/obsessions, and experiences in romantic relationships. This study has been approved by Kent State University’s Institutional Review Board.
If you are interested in participating:
Please visit Kent State’s webpage at https://www.clinicalaffectivesciencelab.com/participate to find the link to the study survey under Emotion and Cognition in OCD. You can also click here to download a flyer containing information about the study.
2022 ONLINE OCD CAMP
January 22 & 23, 2022 | Saturday & Sunday
Calling all campers (and parents!)
Registration is OPEN for our 2022 Online OCD Camp
This virtual event for kids and teens with OCD and their families will feature two days of interactive sessions and activities. Join the fun, learn how to battle back OCD, and socialize with others who understand! (Pro tip: register by 11/24/21 to receive our special Camp Kit!)
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL RECRUITING FOR OCD RESEARCH STUDY
Is there a connection between movement and compulsive disorders and neuroinflammation in the brain?
The Massachusetts General Hospital is currently recruiting for a new research study that will use a MR-PET scanner to examine the brains of adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Tourette Syndrome. The study will include two visits at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Boston, MA. Participants will be compensated up to $200 for their time.
Participants must be:
– Between the ages of 18 and 40 years old
– Diagnosed with either OCD or TS
For more information, please contact Hooker Research Group staff at:
Disclaimer: OCD Connecticut is not affiliated with nor endorsing this project.
Online OCD Conference (October 2021)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE ONLINE OCD CONFERENCE!
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is so excited to launch this year’s Online OCD Conference, a three-day event filled with virtual support, community, and learning. This year’s Conference will be held on Friday, October 8th – Sunday, October 10th.
The Online OCD Conference is for everyone in the OCD and related disorders community, including individuals with lived experience, friends/family/supporters, students/trainees, and mental health professionals.
This year’s program features talks, discussion groups, social/fun events, and networking opportunities for professionals. Register to join us for a fantastic weekend!
Online Hoarding Conference
This two-day virtual event is an excellent opportunity for professionals to expand their expertise (while earning CEs), and for non-professionals to gain valuable knowledge about hoarding disorder (HD).
The event will feature tracks for:
- Individuals with Lived Experience: For those looking to learn more about recovery options and building motivation for treatment.
- Family and Supporters: Family members and friends will learn communication skills and effective support systems.
- Professionals: Mental health professionals, housing authorities, first responders, etc. will benefit from skills training and clinical understanding of hoarding disorder.
Check out the full schedule and register. We look forward to seeing you there!