General BTTI in St. Petersburg, FL

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

Sponsored by the University of South Florida

Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22, 2017
Location: All Children’s Hospital

Friday & Saturday Program:

Education and Conference Center
701 4th Street South
1st floor, Multipurpose Room
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Directions Here

Sunday Program:

The Rothman Center
Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida
880 6th Street South, Suite 460
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Directions Here


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

Eric Storch, PhD
Professor and All Children’s Hospital Guild Endowed Chair, the University of South Florida

Jonathan Hoffman, PhD
Clinical Director, NeuroBehavioral Institute

Adam Lewin, PhD
Associate Professor & Program Director, University of South Florida OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders Behavioral Treatment Program

Tanya Murphy, MD
Director, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics

Fugen Neziroglu, PhD
Clinical Director, Bio Behavioral Institute

Kiara Timpano, PhD
Assistant Professor, Florida State University

Training Cost

The cost of registration for all three days is $450, 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. 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 $450 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 Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, which is within walking distance of both training sites on the campus of All Children’s Hospital. The group discount is $179, excluding taxes and fees. In order to make a reservation under the room block, please call Hilton Brand Reservations at 800-HILTONS (800-445-8667) and reference the group name “International OCD Foundation”, or click here to book.

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 894-5000

Local Transportation

If you are staying at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, you are within walking distance of the program location, and walking is recommended. However, the hospital is also easily accessible via shuttle from the Hilton. Please call the Hilton directly for shuttle information. You are also encouraged to take cabs or uber/lyft in place of taxi service, as this is usually a less costly option.

If you are driving and need to park at the Education and Conference Center, there is a lot immediately adjacent to the building; no fee to park. If you need to park at the Rothman Center there is a lot right in front of the building; no fee to park.

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.