Annual Conference

On Sunday, March 4th, 2018 from 10am-3pm
at The Westwood in Garwood, NJ

OCD New Jersey

An Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) presents our 18th Annual Luncheon & Conference…

“From the Cradle to the Grave: Nuances in CBT Delivery Across the Developmental Spectrum”

 by Dr. Marty Franklin


“Living with OCD” Panel

with those who deal with OCD every day
moderated by
Dr. Allen H. Weg  

This program is approved for 4 CE credits by the State Board of Psychological Examiners, by the State Board of Social Work Examiners, and for educators.
This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and OCD New Jersey. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program.
The program is intermediate level and for psychologists, social workers, and educators.
A lavish, full course luncheon will be provided during the course of this conference.

Our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Martin Franklin is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Franklin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. He has devoted his career to the study of anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as chronic tic disorders and trichotillomania, TTM) in children and adults. His clinical and research careers have centered on these disorders, with a particular emphasis on developing and disseminating effective treatments. Dr. Franklin has published theoretical, clinical and empirical papers and chapters, as well as treatment manuals. At present, Dr. Franklin is a principal investigator of several multicenter studies including an examination of the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for very young children with OCD. As the principal investigator on several multicenter studies, Dr. Franklin is a leading member of the Pediatric OCD Study team (POTS). Dr. Franklin is also actively engaged in the training of mental health professionals at the post-degree levels. He is a clinical supervisor at the University of Pennsylvania for psychology interns and for residents and fellows in psychiatry, and continues to maintain a very active clinical practice in which he provides CBT to children, adolescents, and adults suffering from anxiety and related conditions.

Our Keynote Presentation

Cognitive behavioral therapy’s effectiveness in treating OCD is well established in individuals across the developmental spectrum. Even so, it is most powerful when delivered in a developmentally sensitive way. This presentation focuses on the importance of adjusting treatment to fit various moments in the life span, and taking into account the specific challenges faced at these different times of life. Practitioners and members of the OCD community alike are encouraged to consider the many differences between the treatment of individuals of varied ages, such as a child just starting to recognize intrusive thoughts and a 70-year-old who has had a lifelong struggle with OCD. CBT can be made most effective and meaningful when these differences are brought to light within the therapeutic context.

Our “Living with OCD Panel”

Every year at our annual conference, we collect a handful of people who either have OCD or live with someone who does, and they each spend a little bit of time sharing their personal experiences and then take questions from the audience. This has always been a highlight of our conference, and allows participants to “see the face” of people with OCD, and gives them the opportunity to more fully understand the emotional experience of struggling with the disorder, as well as recovering and even transcending it. The Living with OCD Panel has never failed to be moving and inspirational to our conference attendees, whether they be professionals or lay people.

Our Moderator

Allen H. Weg. Ed.D. – President

Allen H. Weg. EdD 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 Springfield, New Jersey. He and his associates specialize in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD-related spectrum disorders for children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Weg is on 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 faculty member for the Professional Training Institute, the certification and training service of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. He has authored “OCD Treatment Through Storytelling: A strategy for successful therapy,” published by Oxford University Press.

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The Venue

The Westwood, 438 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027
Telephone: (908) 789-0808

Take NJ Turnpike North to Exit 11. Follow signs to Garden State Parkway North. Follow Directions as in Traveling Garden State Parkway North

Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 14. Follow signs to I-78 west towards US-22/US9/US1. Merge onto 1-78W. Take The Garden State Parkway Exit 52. Keep right at the fork, follow signs to Garden State Parkway and merge onto Garden State Parkway South. Take Exit 137 and bear right for State Highway 28 towards Cranford. The Westwood is 2.2 miles on the right side.

Parkway North to Exit 135. Bear left and proceed straight through first traffic light. Make a left at a second traffic light. Stay in right lane through tunnel, proceeding straight thru the next traffic light. You will be on Central Avenue. Follow Central Avenue for approximately 3.5 miles to North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue (the intersection after you’ve gone under the railroad tracks). The Westwood is approximately .5 miles on the left.

Take Parkway South to Exit 137. Bear right onto Westfield Avenue (also called route 28 West and North Avenue). The Westwood is located 2.2 miles on the right.

Take Route 22 East to Scotch Plains Fanwood Exit in Scotch Plains. You will be on Park Avenue. Follow Park Avenue to Midway Avenue. Make a left onto Midway Avenue (the name changes to North Avenue). The Westwood is 5 miles on the left.

Take Route 22 West to Union. Follow signs to Parkway South. Follow directions as in “Traveling Garden State Parkway South”

Take Outerbridge crossing to Rt. 440 South. Follow signs to Garden State Parkway North and follow directions as in “Traveling Garden State Parkway North

Head Northwest on 1-278 West. Take the Exit towards Bayway Avenue US9/State Hwy 439W/US 1 N. Turn left at Cole Avenue. Slight right at Bayway Avenue. Slight right at Bayway Circle US-1/US-9. Turn right at South Elmora Avenue. Turn left at Rt 28/Westfield Avenue. The Westwood is approximately 5 miles on right.