A New Challenge: The Pediatric Campaign for Hope

Challenge… we hear that word a lot in the OCD and related disorders community. People living with OCD are challenged daily to face their fears. It takes determination and a great deal of courage. OCD can make daily life difficult for adults, but imagine what it is like to have OCD as a child. You,… Read more »

My Journey to Hell and Back, A Personal Experience with CBT and ERP

I am pleased to introduce you to our newest guest blogger, Jackie Lea Sommers.  You may remember Jackie from OCD Awareness Week in 2012, when she won our creative expression award for her short story, Tipping Point.  In today’s blog, Jackie writes about her personal experience of conquering her demons through cognitive behavioral therapy. Jackie… Read more »

Listening to My Gut

Today’s blog is the latest installment from our guest blogger, Alison Dotson, author of the upcoming book, Being Me with OCD. When I read Alison’s blog below, what struck me was the importance of recognizing how self-care and flexibility are critical components of relapse prevention. Medication, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or a combination of both,… Read more »

The 20th Annual OCD Conference: A Life Changing Event

“Family after family and child after child talked to me about what the International OCD Foundation means to them and how they have found a home at the conference.  This year, especially, so many people commented that they were finding it very hard to conceive of how they would transition back to ‘regular life’ after… Read more »

20th Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For today’s blog, we wanted to take a moment to answer some of the most common questions we hear from conference attendees, especially those planning to come to their first OCD Conference.  If you have any other questions, please leave them in the comments section below or email conferences@ocfoundation.org, and we’ll do our best to answer… Read more »

Press Release: 20th Annual OCD Conference Brings World’s Leading Experts on OCD Treatment and Research to Atlanta on July 18–21, 2013

Twenty years after the first conference was held in a small hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, the Annual OCD Conference has become an international event, bringing together mental health professionals, researchers and experts from around the world, and individuals with OCD and their family members, to discuss the most recent findings related to the treatment of… Read more »

All about the Spanish Program / Todo Sobre el Programa en Español

We are pleased to be running our second annual Spanish Program at the Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta next week.  The Spanish Program consists of 2 workshops and a support group, all conducted entirely in the Spanish language. It can be extremely difficult to find information and resources for members of the Latino community living… Read more »

An Inside Look at the Special Hoarding Program at the 20th Annual OCD Conference

At this year’s Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, we are excited to be hosting the first-ever Special Hoarding Program within the larger conference program. Though we always try to present offerings about a range of disorder related to OCD, this is the most in-depth conference programming we have ever offered on the topic of hoarding…. Read more »

The Fifth and Final 1993 Dance Party Playlist Poll: Slow Jams

We are now only ten days away from the start of the 20th Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta!  Today is the last day of our 1993 Playlist countdown to help pick the songs for our Saturday Evening Social, and so far we have some interesting results in previous days’ polls:

Vote in our 1993 Dance Party Playlist Countdown: Day 4

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  We took a break from our 1993 Playlist Countdown for the holiday weekend, but we are back today with Day 4! Help us choose the songs dance the night away to at the Saturday Evening Social at next week’s 20th Annual OCD Conference in… Read more »