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:
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
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.
- Describe a minimum of three different manifestations of harm OCD that differ in the intentionality and responsibility experienced by the sufferer.
- Convince sufferers from harm OCD to risk and cope with the possibility of their worst fears coming true.
- Design and implement an ERP protocol for different forms of harm OCD
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.
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.
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.
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)
Courtyard Marriott Pasadena
180 N Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA
(Free parking on the street)
By March 7, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Light refreshments will be provided
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”
Chris Trondsen, The Gateway Institute
“Life Beyond OCD”
Question and Answer Panel
**Study Enrollment all day (compensation will be provided)
* Research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Approved by USC HS-IRB 10-00299.