Annual Conference

OCD New Jersey

In light of recent events, the CDC recommends community-based organizations consider event cancellations to control the spread of COVID-19. As such, it is with great consideration that OCDNJ has decided to reschedule the annual conference, originally set for Sunday, March 15, to Sunday, October 25, 2020.

An affiliate of the International OCD Foundation
Is Celebrating our 20th Annual Conference
at The Westwood in Garwood, NJ

 

To download a copy of the conference brochure, please click here.

 

Dr. Eric Storch will present:

“Clinical complexities in treating youth with OCD:
Tips for parents and professionals”
and
“Determining the right level of care for people with OCD”

 

Followed by our annual “Living with OCD” Panel

Moderated by Allen H. Weg, Ed.D.

 

This conference is for anyone who wants to learn more about OCD, including professionals, those with OCD, and their family members. This program is for 4 CE credits for psychologists, social workers and educators.

This program is co-sponsored by Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ and OCD New Jersey. Stress and Anxiety Servicers of NJ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ maintains responsibility for the program.

This program is of intermediate level for psychologists, social workers, and educators.

 

More About Our Presenter, Dr. Eric Storch: 

Eric Storch, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Eric Storch is Professor and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). He serves as Vice Chair and Head of Psychology, and oversees the CBT for OCD program at BCM. Dr. Storch has received multiple grants from federal agencies for his research (i.e., NIH, CDC), is a Fulbright Scholar, and has published over 14 books and over 550 articles and chapters. He specializes in the nature and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder and related conditions, anxiety disorders, and anxiety among youth with autism. 

 

The Keynote Presentation

Dr. Storch will cover two topics during the conference. He will present on: 

“Clinical complexities in treating youth with OCD: Tips for parents and professionals”
and
“Determining the right level of care for people with OCD”

 

Pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common condition that frequently co-occurs with a number of clinical complexities. These factors may include poor insight, family accommodation, comorbid conditions, and limited motivation. The initial aspect of this talk will focus on providing tips for both parents and professionals in terms of how to address a variety of clinical complexities that often occur when working with youth with OCD. The second part of the talk will focus on understanding different levels of care for individuals with OCD including outpatient, intensive outpatient programs, and residential programs. Different presentations will be considered to help understand the right treatment for different people.

 

The Learning Objectives of the presentations will help an individual: 

  • Recognize factors that impact clinical response in treatment.
  • Name 3 tips for addressing clinical complexities in treatment.
  • Describe different levels of treatment for people with OCD.

 

The “Living with OCD” Panel

Each year, several volunteers who either have OCD or live with someone who does, spend some time sharing their personal experiences in a panel format. They review their OCD symptoms, their specific experiences in treatment, and their personal struggles in going through the process. These statements are punctuated by instructional commentaries by Dr. Weg, who will use these testimonials as a teaching opportunity to illustrate and expand on the diagnosis, expression, and treatment of this disorder. This is followed by a question and answer session that has often been a highlight of the conference. Again, Dr. Weg will expand on panel members’ responses, providing attendees with a rich and dynamic learning experience.

Our Panel Instructor:

Allen H. Weg. Ed.D. 

Dr. Allen H. Weg is President of OCD New Jersey, an Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Weg is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and Founder and Executive Director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC, an independent clinic with locations in East Brunswick and Florham Park, New Jersey. He and his associates specialize in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD-related spectrum disorders for children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Weg is a member of the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), on the faculty for the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (the certification and training arm of the IOCDF), and is a faculty member for the Professional Training Institute, the certification and training service of the TLC Foundation. He has authored “OCD Treatment Through Storytelling: A strategy for successful therapy,” published by Oxford University Press.

 

Registration Fees!

To Register for the Conference!

Advanced Registration (before 3/09/20) – $85.00 USD
Registration on or after 3/09/20 – $95.00 USD
Advanced Registration with CEU credits (before 3/09/20) – $95.00 USD
Registration on or after 3/09/20 with CEU credits – $115.00 USD
Student Fee (must show ID on day of conference) – $50.00 USD

If kosher meals or other gluten free dishes are available with Advanced Registration. Please email Nicole Torella at Nicole.torella@gmail.com if you have specific needs.

Confirmation of registration notices will not be sent out. 

 

Sponsorship/Advertising

For the day of the conference, professionals are invited to advertise in our Program Book. For more information on Sponsorship/Advertising opportunities, or to reserve an information table for your service or organization at the conference, please go to the following page: http://www.ocdnj.org/about/sponsorship/

 

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