Annual Conference

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OCD New Jersey will be hosting its annual conference on February 24, 2024 at


The Westwood
438 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027
Phone: 908-789-0808


Our keynote speaker will be Michael Heady, LCPC who will present “Inference-Based CBT: A New Hope for OCD”

Details and registration information will be posted soon.

OCD New Jersey

An affiliate of the International OCD Foundation

23rd Annual Conference in a Virtual Environment
Sunday, May 7, 2023

DOWNLOAD: 2023 OCDNJ Virtual Conference Brochure


An Interactive Multimedia Presentation by Amy Mariaskin, Ph.D.

“OCD and Relationships: Helping Our Patients Thrive in Love, Friendships, and Family”

Although OCD is conceptualized as an individual disorder, its impact on interpersonal relationships is considerable. Patients may experience difficulties with cultivating fulfilling connections and sustaining them over time (Abramowitz et al, 2013; Borda et al, 2013; Less et al, 2015). This presentation will outline the impact of OCD symptoms on relationships across multiple domains, including romantic partnership, friendship, and family. Clinicians will learn how to assess for relational impacts, include loved ones in treatment, and provide clients with tools derived from evidence-based practice to mitigate the impact of symptoms on relationships. Target audience: professionals, individuals with OCD and their support persons.

More About Our Presenters:


is a licensed clinical psychologist and founding director of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center in Brentwood, TN. She has expertise in treating individuals across the lifespan with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders and is passionate about working with young children, gender nonconforming clients, and couples impacted by OCD. Dr. Mariaskin is also adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt University where she supervises PhD students. She is the author of the book, Thriving in Relationships When You Have OCD: How to Keep Obsessions and Compulsions From Sabotaging Connections in Love, Friendship, and Family.


Marla W. Deibler, Psy.D. 

is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (NJ #4380), Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia (CEH), a multi-site, behavioral healthcare center specializing in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD and related disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders, with office locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ and providing telehealth services across the US under the authority of The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). Dr. Deibler is President of OCD New Jersey, the NJ affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and Faculty of IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).



Registration Fees:

To Register for the Conference!

Registration for those who want CEU Credits –
(by 4/25/23)
 – $65.00 USD

Regular Registration (by 4/25/23) – $30.00 USD

OCDNJ Annual Conference Registration Fee