General BTTI in Boston

In-Depth 3-Day Training Program in State-of-the-Art Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD

Sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) OCD & Related Disorders Program

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2016

Location: Massachusetts General Hospital

Friday & Saturday Program:
O’Keefe Auditorium
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Sunday Program:
Simches Research Building, 2nd Floor
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114


Thröstur Björgvinsson, Ph.D., ABPP

Director, Houston OCD Program – Houston, TX
Director, Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program, McLean Hospital – Belmont, MA
Co-Director, Psychology Training, McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School – Belmont, MA
Psychiatry Faculty, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

Lisa Coyne, PhD

Program Director, McLean Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) – Belmont, MA
Psychiatry Faculty, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA
Associate Clinical Professor, Suffolk University – Boston, MA

Randy Frost, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Smith College – Northampton, MA

Michael Jenike, MD

Senior Consultant, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI), McLean Hospital – Belmont, MA
Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

Nancy Keuthen, PhD

Co-Director, Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA
Chief Psychologist, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA
Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry), Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

Alec Pollard, PhD

Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute – St. Louis, MO
Professor Emeritus of Community and Family Medicine, Saint Louis University – St. Louis, MO 

Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Chief of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA
Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA
Professor, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

Training Cost

The cost of registration for all three days is $400, which includes the cost of continuing education credits.

BTTI Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to accurately diagnose Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  2. Participants will be able to design and implement Cognitive Behavioral interventions for OCD, particularly exposure and response prevention.
  3. Participants will understand the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of OCD and will have knowledge of the agents used in its treatment.
  4. Participants will be able to develop treatment plans for children and adolescents who have OCD.
  5. Participants will understand comorbidity and the Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum and treatment applications therein.
  6. Participants will be able to develop a plan to aid individuals with treatment resistant OCD including the use of Motivational Interviewing techniques and other strategies for managing treatment resistant OCD and OC Spectrum Disorders.
  7. Participants will apply knowledge gained in the educational portion of the institute during small group studies of case examples.

Continuing Education

This program is sponsored by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), Inc. This program has been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. The IOCDF is solely responsible for all aspects of the program (NBCC Approval #SP-2490). Course meets the qualifications for 21 hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #PCE 4422). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886509959) for 21 continuing education contact hours. IOCDF is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IOCDF maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 21 CE credits for psychologists.

Attendance Requirements

Trainees must attend all three days of the BTTI in order to receive a CE certificate. Trainees must also complete three follow-up phone calls with a designated BTTI faculty member in order to be considered a graduate of this program and to receive a certificate of completion. Additionally, if you are not currently a professional member of the IOCDF, you must become a professional member in order to register for this training. Professional membership is $125 per person, per year. We will look up your membership status upon receiving your application, and will automatically add the additional $125 fee onto the $400 BTTI registration fee when we register you for the training if you do not have a current professional membership. If you will be paying by check and are not a professional member of the IOCDF, you will be asked to send in an additional $125 to cover your professional membership fee. If you have any questions about your membership or about this policy, please feel free to contact us. There will be no exceptions to these requirements.

Please download and fill out the following Clinician Participant Attestation of Understanding form — you will need to have this form completed and scanned in order to register for the BTTI:

Local Hotel

We have secured a room block at the Wyndham Beacon Hill, which is within walking distance of Massachusetts General Hospital. The group discount of $209, excluding taxes and fees. In order to make a reservation under the room block, please call 617-239-2394.

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street
Boston, MA  02114

Local Transportation

If you are staying at the Wyndham Beacon Hill, you are within walking distance of both program locations, and walking is recommended. However, the hospital is also easily accessible via the T, Boston’s public train system. Massachusetts General Hospital has it’s own stop on the Red Line (the Charlestown/MGH stop). More information about the T can be found on the MBTA’s website here.

If you are driving and need to park at MGH, the daily public parking rate is $48 in the following parking garages: Charles River Plaza, Fruit Street, Parkman Street, and Yawkey Center. *Please note that the Parkman Street Garage does not have a cashier on duty on weekends, and tickets for this garage must be processed in the Fruit Street garage cashier office.

Cancellation/Refund Policy/Replacement Certificate

If accepted, you understand that this registration fee is non-refundable. There will be no exceptions for medical, travel, or professional emergencies.