General BTTI in Reykjavik, Iceland — September 14 – September 16, 2018

Behavior Therapy Training Institute in Reykjavik, Iceland

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

Friday – Saturday, September 14 – 15, 2018
Landakotsspítali, Túngata 26  -The National University Hospital of Iceland,
101 Reykjavík

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Kvíðameðferðarstöðin – Iceland Center for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Suðurlandsbraut 4 – 5. hæð
108 Reykjavík, Iceland

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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

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

Magnús Haraldsson, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

Fred Penzel, PhD
Director of Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Huntington, New York, NY
New York, NY

Ólafía Sigurjónsdóttir, PhD
Kvíðameðferðarstöðin: The Icelandic Center for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Reykjavik, Iceland

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

Jeff Szymanski, PhD
Executive Director, International OCD Foundation
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Associate, McLean Hospital
Boston, MA

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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 managed 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.

Please note, only social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, and MFTs will receive continuing education credits for this training. While psychiatrists, nurses, and other mental health professionals are welcome to attend this training, please note that CEUs are not offered for this program for those disciples outside those outlines above

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 follow up with you if you do not have a membership within 30 days of the training. 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:

BTTI 2018 Attestation Form

Local Hotel

We have booked a room block at the Hilton Reykjavic Nordica with a discounted rate of 26,888 ISK (currently $253), which includes Value Added Tax, breakfast, and internet. Other fees may apply. In order to make a reservation under the room block, please call the hotel at +354-4445000 and reference the group name “International OCD Foundation”. The rate will be valid until Wednesday, August 15th.

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Sudurlandsbraut 2,
Reykjavik, 108, Iceland

Local Transportation

Attendees should fly into Keflavik Airport (KEF). Reykjavik has an extensive bus and taxi system which can bring attendees to their hotel and the training locations. For more information, please see the official Visit Reykjavik public transportation page as well as their convenient destination planner and free travel app, strætó.is.

If you are driving from Keflavik airport, take the first right at the roundabout and continue in the direction of Hafnarfjordur. Follow signs for Reykjavik along the coast road Saebraut. Follow Saebraut until the left-hand turn onto Kringlumyrabraut, on second traffic lights turn left up Sudurlandsbraut, Hilton Reykjavik is on your right-hand side.

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.