Posts Categorized: Professionals

Observing Dr. Wilson’s 2-day Intensive OCD Treatment Group

By Samantha Bray The weekend before the IOCDF’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference in Chicago in 2016, I was one of a lucky handful of therapists who had the opportunity to observe Dr. Reid Wilson’s two-day intensive OCD treatment group. I had tried to register to observe his group twice before, but was always a hair… Read more »

Announcing New Expert Articles on the IOCDF Website!

We understand that for people living with OCD, family members, and professionals who treat OCD and related disorders,  it can sometimes be a challenge to find comprehensive information that addresses your specific needs.  In addition, with all of the information out there, it can be difficult to know what sources are vetted and trustworthy. At… Read more »

IOCDF and MGH Announce New Training Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals

As part of our goal to expand training opportunities for all clinicians in the OCD community, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy to offer online courses for professionals interested in learning more about treating OCD. “While OCD is a very treatable disorder, there continues to be… Read more »

Guest Post: Hello From the New President of the IOCDF Board of Directors!

After last week’s announcement regarding leadership changes on the IOCDF’s board of directors, we’re excited to “formally” introduce incoming Board President Shannon Shy, Esq., on today’s blog! Shannon has been a welcome face at past IOCDF events, and previously served as the Board’s secretary. Below is his story and more on what he hopes to… Read more »

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

“OCD is a treatable disorder, and we need to do everything we can to increase access to treatment. But it starts at home most of the time. It starts with individuals connected together as families acknowledging that OCD exists, respecting the pain it causes, and bringing people out of isolation and into a safe light.” A… Read more »

Six Things To Know About the New IOCDF Event Manager

While the IOCDF’s former Program Director Marissa Keegan will be missed, we’re excited to welcome a new face in the office, Melissa Smith. Melissa is part of our new education & training department and will be serving as the new IOCDF event manager. Enjoy our Q&A with Melissa below to get to know the newest face at… Read more »

Farewell from an IOCDF Favorite

Today is a bittersweet day at the IOCDF office as we say goodbye to Marissa Keegan, the IOCDF’s program director (pictured left above, along with fellow IOCDF staff members Stephanie Cogen and Tiia Groden). We as a staff will miss Marissa very much, and wish her all the best on future endeavors!  I vividly remember my first… Read more »

Guest Post: “I bet that man suffers from it himself”

Today’s blog entry comes from Menno Oosterhoff, a psychiatrist and board member for Dwang.eu, an IOCDF Global Partner based in the Netherlands. Dr. Oosterhoff’s post represents both a global perspective on mental health issues and that of a treatment provider with OCD himself, resulting in a unique point of view we are thrilled to share with… Read more »