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Treatment for OCD and Substance Use Disorder

By Stacey Conroy, LICSW, MPH, LADC1 and Patrick McGrath, PhD Fear, frustration, anger, and shame are known emotions for those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance use disorder (SUD), and are the foundations of the stigma that leads to a greater sense of isolation. In addition to this isolation, those suffering often face obstacles… Read more »

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 »

The power of passion and perseverance

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at By Kiran Kaur Struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been an arduous journey. While I… Read more »

Announcing 2018 Conference Keynote with Dr. Drew and Our 2018 IOCDF Award Winners

One of our favorite parts of the Annual OCD Conference is the Saturday evening keynote address and the IOCDF awards presentation.  We are extremely excited to announce the individuals that we have chosen this year, and we hope that you share our enthusiasm. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce our 2018 Conference… Read more »

DC Area Highlights!

by Michael Spigler Michael Spigler is currently the Vice President of Patient Services & Education at the American Kidney Fund and former Program Director at the IOCDF in Boston, MA. As a former team member of IOCDF, upcoming Volunteer at this year’s Conference, and current DC resident, we felt he’d be the best person to enlighten… Read more »

Denis Asselin Shares His “Why I Walk” Video

In 2012, Denis Asselin walked from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA in memory of his son, Nathaniel, who took his own life at the age of just 24, after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and OCD. Dennis walked almost 500 miles (or roughly one million steps!) to honor… Read more »