This month, Buddha Badges is contributing all of the proceeds from the sale of their badges to the Walking with Nathaniel fund at the International OCD Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness about body dysmorphic disorder(BDD) and OCD in memory of Nathaniel Asselin. BuddhaBadges is a non-profit charity-drive art project aimed at selling 1-inch Buddha-themed badges for $1 each to help raise money for some good causes. So perhaps this month you will consider bringing a little Eastern wisdom into your life, and helping to support the IOCDF along the way.
If you shop online this holiday season, you can easily have a portion of the proceeds from your shopping donated to the International OCD Foundation. iGive.com partners with thousands of online retailers, and donates a percentage of proceeds to charities and non-profits such as the IOCDF. To get started, click here and register at iGive… Read more »
Registration for the IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) in St. Petersburg, Florida, on January 18–20 is now open. The BTTI is a 3-day intensive training for professionals about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD, and is renowned in the field as the premier training for the effective treatment of OCD and related disorders. Our… Read more »
IOCDF Spokesperson and Adversity 2 Advocacy founder, Jeff Bell, produced an amazing new video — with help from many of you — to share a message of hope for people with OCD. Click here to watch the video.
It has long been thought that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is due to a combination of both genetic and environmental causes. A new study has made significant progress in determining which of the approximately 22,000 human genes may predispose individuals to OCD. Today, Nature Publishing Group’s Molecular Psychiatry released the results of the first genome-wide… Read more »
It was so great to meet so many wonderful people at the conference this year. And what a success! Record-breaking attendance, great new activities and programs, and, most importantly, inspiring and heartfelt stories from so many of you. We’ll have a few post-conference blogs in the days to come with some photos and highlights from… Read more »
Coming to you live from the 19th Annual Conference in Chicago! We have record-breaking attendance this year, and it’s been so wonderful to meet all of our members, professionals, family members, etc. Welcome! Today, we are honored to have an interview with Joy Kant, who will be the recipient of the Patricia Perkins Outstanding Service… Read more »
We’re just a few days away from the kickoff of the 19th Annual IOCDF Conference in Chicago! Everyone here at headquarters is busy making travel preparations and working hard to make this year’s conference the best ever. But, we wanted to give you a sneak peak of the action and keep you entertained while we… Read more »
Last week, we learned a bit about the upcoming Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) talks at this year’s conference from presenters Jesse Crosby and Nate Gruner. Today, we are back with a post from Michael Twohig, PhD, with his take on why ACT is emerging as such an important part of OCD treatment.
For today’s blog post, we talked with Heather Currey, who attended her first conference in 2007 as an individual with OCD, and is now back to tell her story as a presenter at this year’s conference in Chicago. In this blog, Heather tells us about her upcoming talk, “Hope for OCD,” a bit about her… Read more »