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… Read more »
The Privilege of Being the Executive Director of the IOCDF
We are just getting our bearings again here in the national office after our 19th Annual Conference in Chicago, which was a major success. Thank you to all 1,175 attendees! I’m sure that many of you had stories to tell your friends, families, and therapists upon your return. In this post, our executive director, Dr. Jeff Szymanski, shares some of his own memories and thoughts about the conference.
What a Success!
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… Read more »
Welcome to the Conference! — Q+A with Service Award Winner, Joy Kant
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… Read more »
T-minus 4 days until the Conference!
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… Read more »
One Week to Go! Q+A with Alison Farquhar about OCD, Parenting, and the Conference
It’s hard to believe that the 19th Annual Conference in Chicago is only a week away. The IOCDF offices are a flurry of activity today, as we get ready to… Read more »
ABCs of ACT — Q+A with Dr. Michael Twohig, Conference Presenter and 2012 IOCDF Grant Winner
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… Read more »
Teen Success, OCD and All — Q+A with Michael Levine, Teen Presenter
Michael Levine’s OCD first emerged in the 3rd grade. His family was lucky enough to find a therapist knowledgeable about OCD and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy who helped… Read more »
Hope for OCD—Q+A with Heather Currey
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… Read more »
Talking about ACT—Q+A with Presenters Jesse Crosby and Nate Gruner
We are excited to have a number of talks at this year’s conference that focus on a relatively new treatment option for OCD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT. In… Read more »