Author Archives: Dr. Jonathan Grayson

2nd Interview from The OCD Stories

Stuart Ralph’s The OCD Stories has just released his second interview with me.  We discussed OCD Recovery, treatment resistance and listener questions.  To listen, click below:

Dr Jonathan Grayson – Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Living with Uncertainty Podcast with Dr. Yip

Podcast of interview with Dr. Yip on Living with OCD and Uncertainty. See link: ​
https://youtu.be/qb3lxcZSLSs

One Man’s Battle with OCD

Click here for Tim Mulkerson’s of MIC (an online “magazine” for those wondering) about his OCD and his successful treatment using ERP

ADAA Webinar: OCD & Strategic Pressure: Working with Treatment Resistant Children & Adult Children Living at Home

September 22, 2017 | 12 noon – 1:00 pm ET
OCD & Strategic Pressure: Working with Treatment Resistant Children & Adult Children Living @Home

Webinar Description:

As therapists we have all experienced the painful difficulty of seeing sufferers in extreme distress and having difficulty functioning, who are refusing to follow through with treatment at any level. When confronted with a treatment refusing child, the stakes seem even higher because we know that with each passing year of dysfunction, the odds that child will recover begin to decrease. Sending the treatment refusing child to an intensive OCD inpatient program may seem like a viable solution, but such programs can be defeated by the treatment refusing child, because legally, they can’t force anyone to do treatment. We consider Strategic Pressure to be the treatment of last resort, when all else has failed.

Strategic Pressure is a treatment approach that can be used by therapists to work with the parents of treatment refusing children to pressure them into treatment. It takes into account the difficulty the parents have had with enabling and focuses as much upon helping them to gradually change their behaviors as much as the child’s. It can be used for any dependent child living at home, whether 4 or 36.

Click here for more information

Webinar: Murderers, Pedophiles, & Other Harm Concerns: Living with Possibilities

Murderers, Pedophiles, & Other Harm Concerns: Living with Possibilities
May 12, 2017 | 12 noon – 1:30 pm ET
 
Featuring: Jonathan Grayson, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Director, Grayson LA Treatment Center for Anxiety & OCD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California
This webinar will focus on the many different types of harm OCD, from hit and run to preventing potential accidents to fears of actively harming/molesting others. For each manifestation, the rationale/reasons to risk treatment will be discussed. This will be followed by designing treatment for the different types of harm OCD. This will not only include descriptions of ERP protocols, but how to develop therapeutic scripts to accompany exposure and when and how to incorporate ACT components into treatment.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe a minimum of three different manifestations of harm OCD that differ in the intentionality and responsibility experienced by the sufferer.
  2. Convince sufferers from harm OCD to risk and cope with the possibility of their worst fears coming true.
  3. Design and implement an ERP protocol for different forms of harm OCD
Presentation level: Intermediate/Advanced.  This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

The Southern California Affiliate of the IOCDF Keynote Addresses/2nd Annual Conference

Click here to watch the Southern California OCD Affiliate’s 2nd annual conference 2 keynote addresses. The first is mine and discusses uncertainty and a number of primary mental obsessions. The second if Ethan Smith, a comedian, actor, spokesperson for the International OCD Foundation and generally a great guy.

OCD Sufferer’s Panel accompanying my OCD Awareness Week presentation

This is from a an OCD Awareness Week Event. This is the panel that followed my presentation, “The ABCs of Overcoming OCD.” The speakers, Liz McInvale, Ethan Smith and Jeff Bell humble me with their life stories and their bravery. I hope I could do as well as them if I were in their circumstances.  Click here to see their panel.

The ABC’s of OCD – an introduction to OCD treatment

This is from a livestreamed OCD Awareness Week Event. Click here to watch  my presentation of “The ABCs of Overcoming OCD.” My thanks to Liz McInvale, Ethan Smith, Jeff Bell and Barbara Van Oppen for putting this together and for there wonderful presentations. You can check out their presentation which is also shared on this site.

OCD Stories interview with me

Click on this link, OCD Stories,  to watch a podcast interview with me on The OCDStories – a site dedicated to sharing stories of those with OCD and information from professionals.

Free OCD Speakers Series & USC Genetic Study Event

WHEN:
Sunday March 13 2016,  10:30am – 4:00pm (if you have OCD or an OCD related disorder ( hoarding, skin picking, hairpulling, body dysmorphic disorder, you may be eligible to participate! Study enrollment opens at 10:30)

WHERE:
Courtyard Marriott Pasadena
180 N Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA
(Free parking on the street)

RSVP:
By March 7, 2016 to vannoppe@usc.edu

* Light refreshments will be provided

Presentations:

11:00am-12:15pm
Jonathan Grayson, PhD, The Grayson LA Treatment Center for Anxiety and OCD
“The ABC’s of OCD: Understanding OCD and its Treatment”

1:00 pm-1:45 pm:
Barbara Van Noppen, PhD, University of Southern California
“The Role of Family in OCD”

1:45pm-2:30pm:
Chris Trondsen, The Gateway Institute
“Life Beyond OCD”

2:30pm-3:30pm:
Question and Answer Panel

10:30am-4:00pm:
**Study Enrollment all day (compensation will be provided)

* Research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
   Approved by USC HS-IRB 10-00299.