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OCD and Acceptance

Below is the link for my interview on Kimberly Quinlan’s, the Anxiety Toolkit on OCD Recovery and the Role of Acceptance:

Million Steps For OCD – Virtual!

This year the International OCD Foundation’s Million Steps 4 OCD walk will be virtual Please join us to help improve treatment for OCD and to make treatment more available for those with OCD. At present, it takes, on the average, 17 years from symptom onset to finding appropriate treatment.

Click on the link below to join or donate to our team. On the page it brings you to, click join team before donating to be come a team member. If you donate $25 and are a team member you get an official t-shirt. Remember, you can others to donate in your name.
Click on donate on the page it brings you to if you simply want to donate, but don’t want to join the team.

https://support.iocdf.org/team/313382

Uncertainty, Covid 19 and Modifying ERP

Ethan Smith, Liz McIngvale and I discuss Uncertainty, Covid 19 and Modifying ERP on Peace of Mind’s Webinar.
Click here

New Podcast: OCD Staring

This Sunday, 12/22/19, I will be discussing OCD Staring on Ralph Stuart’s podcast, The OCD Stories.

Grayson Center Pasadena 1,000,000 steps for OCD Walk

EVENT DATE: JUN 02, 2018
Join us for the our first Pasadena 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk, hosted by The Grayson LA Treatment Center for Anxiety & OCD to benefit  the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)!  This is part of the IOCDF’s national week of walks to raise funds.  If you can join us, please register yourself at OCD Walk (click link).  It’s free to join us, but if you walk with us and raise $25 in your name by May 7th, you will receive an official OCD Walk t-shirt.  If you can’t join us, please make a donation at OCD Walk (click link).

Where: Memorial Park, Pasadena  When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Check-in: 9:00 am
Opening Remarks: 9:30 am
Walk End: 12:00 pm

Questions? Contact
Jonathan Grayson at jbg1717@gmail.com

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.

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.

OCD Treatment In LA!

It’s official, I will be relocating to LA on Dec. 1 this year and starting a new anxiety and OCD treatment center there. The new office will be in LA county (I’m open to suggestions for possible locations, but please have reasons other than convenient to where you might live). Go to LAOCDTreatment.com  for:

  1. New center updates or;
  2. if you are interested in becoming a patient or;
  3. joining the free GOAL support group

 

 

OCD and Hope

OCD can be devastating, but there is treatment that works.  When reading comments from other readers that may sound hopeless, please search through the thread – it is likely that earlier on I did discuss some of what can be done for that manifestation of OCD.  I’ve been working with OCD since 1978 (I know, I’m ancient) and I haven’t seen a manifestation/presentation that can’t be treated successfully.  At the same time, I have seen many people suffer needlessly from bad treatment.  If you’re seeing a therapist and that therapist doesn’t mention exposure and response prevention as a part of treatment, you are probably in the wrong office.  The updated edition of my book (Freedom From OCD) covers many different OCD presentations.  If yours isn’t in it, it doesn’t mean you are untreatable, so there is no reason to give up hope.  A good place to find  a therapist is the Find-A-Therapist section of the International OCD Foundation‘s website and you should look for someone who is BTTI faculty or a BTTI graduate.  Take care all and don’t lose hope.

Freedom From OCD 2nd Edition is Now Available!

The second edition of Freedom From OCD is now available.  It includes updated treatment information (e.g. incorporating ACT into ERP), more OCD presentations (e.g. Relationship OCD, Sensory-Focused OCD, Obsessing about Obsessing) and others.
There is also a website for the new edition:  FreedomFromOCD.com.   The website allows users to download all of the forms that appear in the book for free.  In addition, the FreedomFromOCD.com, website makes available other OCD articles and  MP3s (currently just 1) that can be used for scripts.
The materials on the site are for anyone to use, purchase of the book is not necessary.