We are excited to announce that IOCDF Spokesperson Jeff Bell will be speaking at the 2013 Behavioral Health Luncheon in San Diego on May 22nd. The event is being hosted by the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and is open to the public (ticket information below). The IOCDF is happy to be a sponsor of the luncheon, and JFS San Diego welcomes attendees from the IOCDF in Southern California. Click here for more info and tickets.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Tickets: $48 until May 10th (includes lunch)
Location: Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
$15 for 1.5 CEUs available for LCSWs and MFTs
Ticket purchases are not tax-deductible
About Jeff Bell
Who hasn’t doubled back to check a locked door or turned-off appliance? But what if one check wasn’t enough? Nor two or three? And what if nagging doubt grew so intense that physical senses became all but useless? Such was the case for Jeff Bell, a husband, father, and successful radio news anchor—and one of the millions of Americans living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Bell recounts the depths to which this debilitating anxiety disorder reduced him—driving his car in circles, scrubbing his hands in scalding water, and endlessly replaying mundane daily experiences in his head. Learn what OCD feels like from the inside, and how healing is possible through therapy, determination, and the support of loved ones.
Jeff Bell is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and co-anchor of the afternoon news at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. He authored Rewind, Replay, Repeat and When in Doubt, Make Belief and serves as national spokesman for the International OCD Foundation.
“Jeff Bell is an excellent and experienced radio newsman. But of all the many fascinating stories he has reported over the years, none is more bizarre or more compelling than the one he tells here…it is an account of his own struggle with his own worst enemy, whose name is Doubt.”
– Charles Osgood, CBS News Sunday Morning