OCD SF Bay Area
OCD SF Bay Area is a community of those who suffer from, care about, and treat people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other related disorders. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). We are dedicated to:
- Providing information and resources about OCD, its symptoms and its treatment to people with OCD, their families, and the larger Bay Area community
- Helping make peer-to-peer support groups available to the San Francisco Bay Area OCD community
- Advocating for appropriate and affordable treatment
- Acknowledging individuals with OCD as valuable members of their communities
There are clinical studies in the Bay Area that you might consider participating in.
Board of Directors:
- Mary Weinstein, President
- Scott Granet, Treasurer
- Peter Weinstein, Secretary
A very busy OCD Awareness Week in the Bay Area, starting with 2016 Road to Recovery Tour at UC Berkeley, sponsored by the Peace of Mind Foundation and the IOCDF. About 50 community members attended this program that was like a mini OCD conference—and it was fantastic! The program began with talks by Joan Davidson, PhD and Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, co-directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Tompkins gave a presentation entitled “Understanding and Treating Pediatric OCD,” and Dr. Davidson talked on “Understanding and Treating Adult OCD.” These talks were followed by two panel discussions by eleven Bay Area therapists on pediatric and adult OCD. After a break for lunch, IOCDF Spokespeople, Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, Jeff Bell, and Ethan S. Smith, told their very moving stories and then led support groups for family members or people with OCD.
The following weekend we held two programs:
- An intensive treatment workshop for 5 participants, held by Marisa Mazza, PhD
- A great talk by Heidi Hartston, PhD on “OCD in the Family: 10 Tips to Avoid Enabling and Start Truly Helping” attended by 30 people. This program opened with a Q&A session with Scott Granet. Heidi’s talk was followed by another lively Q&A session. A very interactive afternoon!
These programs were recorded and are on our website!