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OCD Southern California 3rd Annual Conference

March 24 at 10:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT


OCD SoCal invites you to join us for our 3rd Annual OCD Southern California Conference to be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:30am-5:00pm at Mariner’s Church in Irvine, CA (Life Development Building, 2nd Floor, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603).


Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibitors (10:30am-11:15am)
Please plan to arrive early for registration. A light continental breakfast will be provided. During this time, local treatment centers will be present with information about resources for OCD and related disorders.

Professional Networking Breakfast (10:30am-11:15am)
Local clinicians and researchers are invited to attend our professional networking breakfast prior to the conference. This will be an informal meeting for professionals to become acquainted and to allow for conversation regarding the needs and opportunities available in the Southern California OCD and related disorders community.

Keynote (11:15am-12:30pm)

The Crazy Game, by Clint and Joanie Malarchuk
We are honored to the Malarchuks as our keynote speakers! Clint, a retired NHL goalie, and his wife Joanie presented a powerful keynote speech at the 2015 IOCDF conference. They both are Mental Health Advocates and speak professionally around the country on OCD, PTSD, depression and their own struggles with mental health. Clint’s memoir, The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond, was published in 2014. Clint was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate from Nipissing University this past June for his Advocacy and Charity work.

UNSTUCK: An OCD Kid’s Movie
For the younger members of the audience, we will be showing the short film, “UNSTUCK: An OCD Kid’s Movie” and several short videos of children and teens with OCD

Lunch (12:30pm-1:30pm)
Lunch is included in the conference registration cost. There will be time and space during lunch to meet people in your local region as well as to discuss leadership opportunities with OCD SoCal.

Breakout Session (1:45pm-2:45pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm)
For more information about the sessions and the speakers, please visit our website at

What’s in Your Pillbox: Q & A on OCD Medication
S. Sassano, MD

Training Family Members to Become ERP Coaches: An Experiential Workshop
G. Tarlow, PhD, J. O’Connor, PhD

OCD Recovery: We Conquered OCD and You Can Too!
E. Smith, C. Trondsen, MFTT and Panel of OCD Survivors

Leaning into Your Anxiety: A Guide for Clients in Understanding How to Effectively do Exposures
N. Zwecker, PhD, A. Sequira, PhD, K. Goodman, LCSW

Beyond Contamination: Other OCD Subtypes and Related Disorders
R. Boone, PhD, M. Hsia, PsyD, Curtis Hsia, PhD T. Gardner, AMFT, S. Davis, PhD, D. Jackson-Grillo, AMFT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and ERP
K. Quinlan, PhD, K. Franke, MA, M. Codde, LCSW

Adults: $25.00
Teens: 12-17: $15.00
Children 12 and under: Free

Check-in: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Conference includes a continental breakfast and lunch



March 24
10:30 am - 5:00 pm


OCD Southern California


Mariners Church Irvine
5001 Newport Coast Drive
Irvine, CA 92603 United States
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