Posts Categorized: OCD Conference

First Day in LA: Success!

IOCDF blogger Alison Dotson is attending the 21st Annual OCD Conference for the first time this year, and will be blogging about her experiences all weekend in Los Angeles.  I arrived in LA early this morning for the first day of the conference, and it’s been a blast so far! I’ve already made so many… Read more »

Tips from a Local: Things to Do in LA

In today’s blog, Wendy Mueller, our 2014 Patricia Perkins Service Award Winner and a Southern California resident, offers some tips and recommendations of things to see and do while you are in the Los Angeles area for the 21st Annual OCD Conference this weekend.  We also have a list of area attractions and special discounts for conference attendees… Read more »

Meet Wendy Mueller: The Woman Behind OCD-Support

Last week, we announced the 2014 IOCDF Award Winners who will be honored at the 21st Annual OCD Conference in LA next month. Among them, is Wendy Mueller, moderator of the OCD-Support group on Yahoo! and longtime member of the IOCDF.  Wendy has touched the lives of many in the OCD community, posting messages of… Read more »

The International OCD Foundation Honors Individuals for Their Outstanding Work in OCD Awareness

Dr. Steve Rasmussen, Wendy Mueller and Margaret Sisson Receive Awards for their Work in the OCD Community BOSTON, June 27, 2014 – It can take up to 17 years from the appearance of symptoms for an individual with obsessive compulsive disorder to get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. While this statistic is improving as awareness about… Read more »

International OCD Foundation Honors Comedian Maria Bamford With First Annual Illumination Award

Respected Comic Awarded for Bringing Awareness and Challenging Stereotypes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder BOSTON, June 24, 2014 — The International OCD Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, has named comedian Maria Bamford the inaugural recipient of the 2014 Illumination Award. The award recognizes media personalities… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Improv! The Second City’s Improv for Anxiety at the Annual OCD Conference in LA

Today’s guest post is from Jon Hershfield, MFT, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and MFT in private practice. Jon is co-presenting Improv for Anxiety with the team from The Second City Training Center in Hollywood at this year’s Annual OCD Conference. Today’s blog offers a preview into this… Read more »

Doing the Opposite of What Anxiety Expects – Dr. Wilson’s Treatment Group

Each year at the Annual OCD Conference, Dr. Reid Wilson hosts his 2-day intensive treatment program immediately before and following the conference weekend. This cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT)-based group, is a great treatment opportunity for individuals with OCD who might not otherwise have access to an intensive OCD treatment program.  Each year we get many… Read more »

Inside the Professional Plenary: The Untold Story About Negative Emotions

 In today’s blog, IOCDF executive director, Jeff Szymanski, PhD, introduces the Plenary Speaker at this year’s Annual OCD Conference.  The Plenary is a talk with an invited speaker, which serves as a counterpart to Saturday morning’s Keynote Address specifically for the Professional Community at the OCD Conference. While intended for professionals, many attendees may also find the… Read more »

All about the Annual Hoarding Meeting: An Interview with Gail & Randy

We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, we will be holding the Annual Hoarding Meeting at the IOCDF’s Annual OCD Conference. The 2nd Annual Hoarding Meeting provides critical information to individuals, families, and loved ones affected by hoarding disorder, with the goal of improving access to effective and compassionate… Read more »