OCD SoCal Fall Updates

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OCD Southern California would like to thank the members of the OCD community in our area for coming out and supporting our OCD Awareness Week functions. Our association screened two OCD themed films, “Oh Crappy Day” and “Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie,” to attendees at events held in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. The events started with a community building mingle over breakfast, and after the films concluded, a panel of experts and individuals with OCD answered questions from the audience. Over 300 people with OCD, their loved ones, and professionals in the field attended and the OCD So Cal board is thankful to all who joined, making the events a success!

OCD So Cal is also very excited to announce that our organization will be the first ever International OCD Foundation affiliate to sponsor a Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) event! OCD SoCal, with the generous financial support of a number of Southern California OCD treatment centers, is proud to be directly addressing the need for trained ERP providers in our catchment area and will be sponsoring a BTTI in Dana Point, California being held December 1st through the 3rd.The BTTI is an in-depth three-day intensive training for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Sponsoring the BTTI will further OCD Southern California’s mission to increase awareness and improve access to treatment of OCD and related disorders throughout Southern California.

The OCD Southern California board members have already begun planning our annual conference to be held in the spring of 2018. Last year’s conference included Dr. Jonathan Grayson and Ethan Smith as keynote speakers as well as break out sessions educating the attendees on the latest information on OCD and related disorders. We are looking forward to another successful conference this spring.

Our organization has also been expanding our services to our local communities. Committees have been formed for OCD in schools, pediatrics, and OB/GYN outreach and education. OCD Southern California was also an exhibitor at a mental health resource fair held by Recovery International, an association that uses a cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system to treat mental illness. To be informed on what events and resources OCD Southern California is providing, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at info@OCDSoCal.org and visit our website at www.OCDSoCal.org.