OCD Western Pennsylvania

Affiliate
Contact Name: Elaine F. Davis, PhD, President
PO Box 81648
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

Description:

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation of Western Pennsylvania is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing support for anyone whose life is touched by OCD. We can help you find local effective treatment and we are here to educate both the public and mental health professionals about OCD and OC spectrum disorders.

Updates:

We are excited to announce our continuing education conference “Treating OCD in the Autism Community” on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Westin Hotel Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. We believe it will be the first conference on this emerging field presented in the US. The morning curriculum will cover recognizing and evaluating OCD in the autistic community, strategies for modifying exposure based treatment to accommodate the unique challenges faced with treating these individuals, as well as medication strategies. The afternoon sessions will offer participants to choose from variety of topics presented in greater depth. The faculty includes Rebecca Sachs, PhD, Jonathan Hoffman, PhD, Benjamin Tucker, MS, Joshua Nadeau, PhD, Frederick Penzel, PhD, Charles Mansueto, PhD, Katherine Cody, PsyD and Robert Hudak, MD. Rooms are available at a special rate for Wednesday and Thursday night for anyone travelling from out of town. This conference is designed to provide clinicians with the latest information on this subject. Individuals from outside the clinical fields are invited to attend with the understanding that some of the information may be technical in nature as we feel that informed patients and their families are better able to participate in their treatment plan. For additional information and registration, please visit our website.

Upcoming Events:

Treating OCD in the Autism Community
April 27, 2017
Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This continuing education forum brings the leading experts in this emerging field together to discuss the best known methods to effect positive change in the lives of these individual struggling with both OCD and ASD. The morning program will guide you through the assessment, recognition of the symptoms which can be targeted and how to modify exposure based treatment plans to meet the unique requirements of this population. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to explore additional topics in greater depth during the afternoon session. Members of the faculty will remain in the smaller session rooms for 30 minutes at the conclusion of the program to answer specific questions about an individual client or family member.

Registration is open to all mental health providers interested in treating OCD and ASD as well as individuals and family members who would like to become more informed partners in their treatment plan.

Additional information and registration available at www.ocdfwpa.org