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Treating Co-Occurring OCD and Substance Use Disorder: What Professionals Need to Know

By Stacey C. Conroy, LCSW, MPH Stacey C. Conroy LCSW, MPH is the Supervisory Social Worker for Mental Health & Substance Abuse at the Richmond VA Medical and a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry for Virginia Commonwealth University. This article was initially published in the Spring 2016 edition of the OCD Newsletter.  Editor’s Note: This article… Read more »

Education and Training Programs with an Emphasis on OCD

It is often hard to navigate the world of mental health education and training programs, especially when one wants to specialize in the treatment of obsessive compulsive and related disorders. Since these programs involve such specialized therapy training, we have compiled a list of education and training programs with an emphasis on OCD and/or related disorders for… Read more »

Research Grant Recipients

Research is vital to our goals of better understanding OCD and related disorders, and improving treatment. To help achieve these goals, the IOCDF awards research grants to promising studies thanks to generous donors from within the OCD community. Since 1994, the IOCDF has awarded over $7 million in research grants, and continues to offer research… Read more »

OCD in African Americans

Characteristics of OCD in African Americans People with OCD often deal with a variety of obsessions. African Americans in particular typically deal with obsessions involving cleanliness or “unacceptable” violent and sexual thoughts. [1] You can see how these obsessions are associated with undesirable stereotypes sometimes aimed at people of color — African Americans have historically… Read more »

Job Listings

As part of our commitment to help increase education and awareness surrounding OCD and related disorders, the IOCDF maintains a list of current professional job openings to be accessed by those working in the field of mental health.  If you are interested in adding an advertisement to this page, please click here. Please note that… Read more »

History of the IOCDF

1980s: The Founders’ Original Vision In 1986, a group of individuals with OCD met while participating in some of the first medication trials for OCD treatment at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The principal investigator of one of the studies was Wayne Goodman, MD, then a junior faculty psychiatrist who started the OCD program… Read more »

African Americans with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Black Lives Matter

By Monnica Williams, PhD & Marlena Debreaux, MA Monnica Williams, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, in the Department of Psychological Sciences. She conducts research on the phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); ethnic minority mental health and disparities; and PTSD with a focus on racial trauma. Marlena… Read more »

International OCD Foundation Launches Much-Needed Pediatric OCD Training for Mental Health Professionals

OCONOMOWOC, Wisc. (September 11, 2013) — The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is launching its first-ever Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) on September 13-15, 2013, hosted by Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI. The IOCDF’s Pediatric BTTI is an intensive three-day training course for mental health therapists providing in-depth education about how to accurately diagnose… Read more »

#OCDchat — Ask the Experts Online

Join us at 1:00pm EDT (1700 UTC) every weekday during OCD Awareness Week, while we answer your questions about OCD treatments, resources, and any other questions you may have about OCD in our daily chat series during the week of October 11-17, 2015. We’ll also host guest experts to talk about special topics. It’s free… Read more »