An Official Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
OCD Awareness Week 2016 - October 9th through October 16th
International OCD Awareness Week is an international effort to raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders with the goal of helping more people to get timely access to appropriate and effective treatment.
OCD Georgia is sponsoring two events for Awareness Week in 2016:
OCD 101: An Overview of OCD Diagnosis and Treatment - Saturday, October 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 pm at 12 Executive Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Presented by Kasey Brown, LCSW, and OCD Georgia president and Josh Spitalnick, Ph.D., ABPP and OCD Georgia board member. The program provides foundational information on the diagnosis and treatment of OCD and is designed for psychotherapists and other professionals seeking an introduction to OCD, its features, and empirically supported means of treating this disorder. Registration is required and seats are limited - OCD 101 Registration
OCD + Addiction: Mental Health Awareness Road Trip - Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 4 Eagle Row (Emory University campus), Atlanta, GA 30322. Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) at Alexia Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, will speak about OCD and addiction, implications for treatment, and misconceptions plaguing the treatment model for these dual diagnoses. Following, IOCDF spokespeople Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. and Ethan S. Smith will host a panel discussion and meet with attendees. RSVP now (encouraged but not required).