General BTTI in Houston, TX — November 30 – December 2, 2018

Sponsored by the Peace of Mind Foundation

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

Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2, 2018

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

Baylor College
1977 Butler Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030



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

Throstur Bjorgvinsson, PhD, ABPP
Director and Founder of the Houston OCD Program
Director of Behavioral Health Partial Program at McLean Hospital, MA
Houston, TX

Constantina Boudouvas, MSW
Social Worker, Private Practice
Houston, TX

Wayne Goodman, MD
D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair, Baylor College
Houston, TX

John Hart, PhD
Psychologist, Menninger Clinic OCD Treatment Program
Houston, TX

Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Psychology Houston
Houston, TX

Eric Storch, PhD
McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair & Professor
Vice Chair & Head of Psychology
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Houston, TX

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Training Cost

The cost of registration for all three days is $500, 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).

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.

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:

BTTI 2018 Attestation Form

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.