Join us in Boston, Massachusetts,  for the 22nd Annual IOCDF Conference on July 31st-August 2nd, 2015. We look forward to seeing our fellow Southern Californians in attendance! It’s not too late to register, just check out IOCDF’s registration page to sign up.


On Saturday, June 14, 2014, The Gateway Institute is hosting an Open House Mixer for the Southern California Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in our newly expanded offices in Costa Mesa, California. Please join us for this exciting event!

Jim Sterner, Director of Gateway Institute and President of the Southern California Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to the mission of increasing awareness and understanding of OCD throughout Southern California by sponsoring this event and other educational programs offering support and a sense of community with other OCD sufferers and their families.

We are pleased to welcome to our mixer, guest speaker, Sarosh J. Motivala, Ph.D., Director of Training for UCLA’s OCD Treatment Program. Dr. Motivala will address details of Exposure Therapy and its importance in the treatment protocol of managing OCD. In addition, Chris Trondsen, distinguished speaker on OCD, will join us to share his personal journey and miraculous recovery from OCD. We will also hear from Chris’ mother as she shares her first-hand account from a family member’s perspective.

We encourage you to attend with friends and family who are interested in learning more about OCD, the IOCDF Southern California Affiliate and the International OCD Foundation conference in Los Angeles July 16-18, 2014. You will also have the opportunity to meet others with OCD and their families, as well as local doctors and therapists.

Light snacks and beverages will be served. Please RSVP by June 10th to

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr. Sarosh Motivala, Director of Training at the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program,  will present an overview of OCD and its treatment as part of NAMI’s lecture series. The presentation will from 7-8:30 pm at the Westside Mental Health Center.  Contact NAMI at 310-889-7200 or email them at for more info.