General BTTI in Dana Point, CA — December 1–3, 2017

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

Sponsored by OCD Southern California, an IOCDF Affiliate

Friday, Dec. 1st – Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 2017

Double Tree Suites by Hilton, Doheny Beach – Dana Point
34402 Pacific Coast Highway,
Dana Point, California, 92629, USA

Click here to view the schedule for this training.



C.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

Rodney Boone, PhD
Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California Torrance, CA

Jonathan B. Grayson, PhD
Director of the Grayson LA Treatment Center for Anxiety and OCD Pasadena, CA

Marty Franklin, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Sean Sassano-Higgins, MD
Member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of the International OCD Foundation
Santa Clarita, CA

Gerald Tarlow, PhD
Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program at Psychological Care & Healing Center
Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Van Noppen, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Faculty Development Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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 Provider #6821).

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. (Provider #2002) 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 $500 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 booked a room block at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Doheny Beach with a discounted rate of $129, excluding taxes and fees. In order to make a reservation under the room block, please call the hotel at +1-949-661-1100 and reference the group name “International OCD Foundation”. The cutoff date to make your reservation is November 1st, 2017.

34402 Pacific Coast Highway,
Dana Point, California, 92629, USA

Travel and Transportation

Please visit the DoubleTree Suites Hotel’s Map & Directions Site for information on airport travel, directions and parking.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

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