Increasing Access to Quality Care: The Use of Case Consultation Groups

By Patrick McGrath, PhD, & Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP This article was initially published in the Spring 2015 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  Dr. McGrath is President of OCD Midwest and is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is a… Read more »

Co-Occurring OCD and Substance Use Disorder: What the Research Tells Us

by Stacey Conroy, LCSW, MPH Stacey C. Conroy LCSW, MPH is the supervisory social worker for mental health & substance abuse at the Richmond VA Medical and a clinical instructor in psychiatry for Virginia Commonwealth University. This article was initially published in the Winter 2015 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  For those who live and… Read more »

“Dear Loved One, I have OCD” — Tips for Individuals and Family Members about Disclosing Your OCD

by Jon Hershfield, MFT What people literally see when observing someone suffering from OCD barely scratches the surface of what’s really going on for that sufferer. You might see a woman spending a lot of time in front of the sink and conclude, “Wow, they really hate germs.” Maybe she does, but all you saw was… Read more »

Don’t Shop Till You Drop — Skip the mall and help the IOCDF by shopping online!

Millions of shoppers will brave the crowds this Friday (and, for some Thanksgiving night!) for the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is followed by the relatively new tradition of Cyber Monday where… Read more »

Guide to Starting a Support Group

Are you interested in starting a support group? While support groups are not meant to be a substitute for individual therapy, they can serve as a great step in that direction, an important addition to therapy, or part of a relapse prevention plan. Peers can offer something different than a therapist, and this should not… Read more »

Hoarding Behavior Therapy Training Institute in Boston

An In-Depth 3-Day Training Program in State-of-the-Art Treatment for Hoarding Disorder. The new Hoarding BTTI is an in-depth three-day intensive training course for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with Hoarding Disorder (HD). The Hoarding BTTI was developed to help address the shortage of therapists properly trained in treating HD around the world. Developed by… Read more »

Membership for Professionals

Professional Membership with the IOCDF connects you to a community of over 2,000 professionals in OCD treatment and research. Your membership will provide you with an opportunity to network and share best practices with other professionals in the OCD and related disorders field. In addition, your membership benefits include: A referral listing in our Resource… Read more »

Topics for Mental Health Professionals

Increasing Access to Quality Care: The Use of Case Consultation Groups by Patrick McGrath, PhD & Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP Published: Spring 2015 Measuring Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms: Common Tools and Techniques by Eric A. Storch, PhD Published: Summer 2005

From the Experts

The articles in this section were written by mental health professionals and researchers who are experts in OCD and related disorders. Articles provide information to help you or your loved one understand and manage OCD or a related disorder. Article Categories Subtypes of OCD Co-occurring Disorders & Related Disorders OCD Treatment Family Issues Mental Health Benefits… Read more »