The IOCDF is committed to partnering with Communities of Color in our efforts to expand access to training and clinical education for OCD treatment. The BTTI for Treating OCD in Communities of Color is an annual event, and locations will be chosen across the U.S.

This training is intended for BIPOC clinicians and is taught by BIPOC faculty, with leading experts Dr. Monnica Williams and Dr. Jenny Yip serving as Clinical Co-Directors.

Previous iterations of this event have been held in Washington, D.C. (2022) and Atlanta, GA (2023). The 2024 event will be held in Oakland, CA, May 17 - 19, 2024. Registration is open now! Click the link below for more information.


Hear from past participants about their experience!

“The training's focus on addressing communities of color in treating OCD was that extra knowledge I was seeking at this conference and I feel like I got it.”

“This was an excellent training and I am really grateful to have attended. I appreciate how this training was intentional in centering people of color, including helping clinicians of color access this through scholarships”

“The BIPOC group training is specific to cultural needs and is empowering. Being able to focus on nuance with often overlooked populations helps BIPOC therapists have the best training to meet the needs of BIPOC clientele.”

“I will forever hold gratitude for the experience and knowledge that I acquired from this training. The information that I received surpassed my expectations and gave me a completely different outlook on diagnosing and treating OCD, specifically with communities of color. I had the opportunity to learn from psychologists who have done extensive work and research on treating OCD in communities of color and I have been singing their praises ever since. This training provided me the opportunity to meet amazing therapists of color across the nation whom I still keep in touch with every month. I appreciate that they provided a scholarship for this training to ensure that clinicians of color could feasibly access this essential information. Whether you specialize in treating OCD or not, I would highly recommend this training for any specialist as means to prevent further misdiagnoses and increase culturally competent treatment.” - Jada Carter, 2023 Attendee

To read more about Jada's experience and the way it informed her practice, click here!

Interested in sponsoring this event or funding a scholarship? 

In 2023, we were able to offer a record-breaking number of scholarships to expand access for attendees, in part due to the contributions of our professional network. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring this event or providing funding for individual attendees, we want to hear from you!

Please reach out to training@iocdf.org for more information.

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