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OCD Midwest Presents:

OCD Basics and Beyond

A Virtual Mini-Conference

October 16, 2020

Description and Registration Link Below

(Registration and CEs are NO COST)

Effective Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

OCD Midwest, an affiliate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, is excited to present this unique training opportunity for clinicians seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and treat individuals suffering with OCD. The workshop will feature a presentation covering the fundamentals of diagnosing and treating individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder, including making an appropriate diagnosis, reviewing common co-morbidities, and understanding the biological and psychological models of OCD. Attendees will develop skills on presenting effective psycho-educational information, creating practical fear hierarchies, and implementing ritual weakening and exposure techniques for a variety of types of OCD (e.g., contamination obsessions, safety/loss obsessions, and violent and sexual obsessions).  The workshop will also provide an overview of the pharmacological and surgical treatments available for treating OCD.

Schedule for the Day:

8:25-8:35 Enter Zoom Meeting

8:35-8:45 Brief Welcoming Remarks

8:45-10:00 OCD Basics & Beyond I: Overview and Treatment

10:00-10:05 Short Break (Refill your coffee!)

10:05-10:50 OCD Basics & Beyond II: Assessment and Hierarchies

10:50-11:50 OCD Basics & Beyond III: Treatment of Contamination and Harm OCD

11:50-12:00 Short Break (Grab your lunch!)

12:00-1:15 Case Vignettes

1:15-1:20 Short Break

1:20-2:05 Medical Interventions for OCD

2:05-2:15 Q & A / Wrap-Up & Participants May Exit

2:15-2:45 Presenters remain for further questions with Participants who stay

5.0 CE Credits have been approved by The Ohio Psychological Association and NASW Ohio.


Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Brady formerly directed the Lindner Center of HOPE’s OCD and Anxiety treatment program and was Vice-President of OCD Midwest before relocating recently to Washington State and founding a new practice there. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as faculty for the IOCDF’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute program and has made numerous presentations at national conferences and in the media and has published scholarly articles about the diagnosis and treatment of OCD.

Lawrence Needleman, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Needleman directed the CBT Training for the 
Ohio State University Psychiatry Residency Program for 12 years, where he is an associate professor.  For 25+ years, he has assessed and treated OCD and anxiety disorders and chose to make these his areas of focus and  expertise.  He authored Cognitive Case Conceptualization: A Guidebook for Practitioners and was elected to the Academy of Cognitive Therapy as a Founding Fellow & Diplomate and achieved Diplomate status in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for OCD Midwest.

Gabrielle Faggella, MSSA, LISW-S

Ms. Faggella is a clinical social worker in private practice specializing exclusively in the treatment of Anxiety and OCD and the Related Disorders, including Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors and Hoarding Disorder. She is the current Vice President of OCD Midwest. She has advanced training in cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies and completed the IOCDF Behavior Therapy Training Institute and the Professional Training Institute of the TLC Foundation for BFRB’s. In addition to clinical practice, she teaches in the MSW program at the University of Akron and serves on the Steering, Mental Health, and Education committees of the Summit County ADM Hoarding Task Force, and the Executive Committee of her local NASW chapter.

Beth McCreary, PhD, ABPP

Dr. McCreary is a board certified psychologist in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology and a local expert in providing treatment to individuals with OCD. She has provided training to psychology students and fellows in this specialty, is a co-founder of Columbus’ Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services, and regularly facilitates a public educational and support group for OCD sufferers in the central Ohio community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for OCD Midwest.

Angela Couch, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Ms. Couch is a an integral part of the Lindner Center of HOPE’s OCD team and has made presentations to numerous lay and professional audiences regarding  the pharmacological treatment of OCD. She has completed the IOCDF Behavior Therapy Training Institute.


Click the Button Below to Register

When you click the button below, you will be directed to a secure page to enter your registration information and reserve your space for the FREE virtual conference (5 CEs) on Friday, October 16, 2020. Registration for the conference will close at midnight on October 9, 2020. Shortly after that, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join the Zoom Webinar (virtual conference) on October 16. 

Please email with any questions.  Thank you!

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