Increasing Access to Quality Care: The Use of Case Consultation Groups

By Patrick McGrath, PhD, & Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP This article was initially published in the Spring 2015 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  Dr. McGrath is President of OCD Midwest and is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is a… Read more »

Treating Co-Occurring OCD and Substance Use Disorder: What Professionals Need to Know

By Stacey C. Conroy, LCSW, MPH Stacey C. Conroy LCSW, MPH is the Supervisory Social Worker for Mental Health & Substance Abuse at the Richmond VA Medical and a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry for Virginia Commonwealth University. This article was initially published in the Spring 2016 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  Editor’s Note: This article… Read more »

Guide to Starting a Support Group

Are you interested in starting a support group? While support groups are not meant to be a substitute for individual therapy, they can serve as a great step in that direction, an important addition to therapy, or part of a relapse prevention plan. Peers can offer something different than a therapist, and this should not… Read more »

MEDIA ALERT: OCD and PANDAS not associated with premeditated violence

“PANDAS like other forms of OCD, can be characterized by fears of doing something terrible, but not acting on those fears,” says Jeff Szymanski, PhD, clinical psychologist and executive director of the International OCD Foundation. PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that is brought… Read more »

Hoarding Behavior Therapy Training Institute in Boston

An In-Depth 3-Day Training Program in State-of-the-Art Treatment for Hoarding Disorder. The new Hoarding BTTI is an in-depth three-day intensive training course for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with Hoarding Disorder (HD). The Hoarding BTTI was developed to help address the shortage of therapists properly trained in treating HD around the world. Developed by… Read more »

Membership for Professionals

Every day we hear from individuals with OCD and related disorders, and their family members, “Why did I have to suffer for so many years before I found effective treatment?” Our professional and institutional members form a strong community of knowledgeable providers and researchers who are working to improve the lives of those affected by… Read more »

Topics for Mental Health Professionals

NEW! Increasing Access to Quality Care: The Use of Case Consultation Groups by Patrick McGrath, PhD & Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP Published: Spring 2015 Measuring Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms: Common Tools and Techniques by Eric A. Storch, PhD Published: Summer 2005

From the Experts

The articles in this section were written by mental health professionals and researchers who are experts in OCD and related disorders. Articles provide information to help you or your loved one understand and manage OCD or a related disorder. Article Categories Subtypes of OCD Co-occurring Disorders OCD Treatment Family Issues Mental Health Benefits & Legal Issues… Read more »