The 14th Annual OCF ConferenceTime & Place
July 20-22, 2007
The Woodlands Waterway
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
The Woodlands, TexasWhat is the OCF Annual Conference?
The Annual OCF Conference is the meeting where people from all parts of the OCD Community come together to share knowledge, experience and expertise. The OCD Community is composed of people with OCD or an OC spectrum disorder, their families and friends and the mental health professionals who treat OCD or are doing research in the field.
At this year's Conference - our 14th - we expect over 80 presentations, seminars, workshops and support groups. The sessions are specifically designed for the different groups. But while each session targets a specific group of attendees, all the presentations are open to everyone attending. The topics covered include everything related to OCD and the OC spectrum disorders from descriptions and explanations of symptom-specific OCD to the latest research on the etiology and treatment of OCD.
The presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field as well as people with OCD and family members who are willing to share their insight and experiences with OCD. Camaraderie is a big part of the Conference. It gives individuals affected with OCD a place to meet and share experiences with each other. Their families and friends can learn from similarly situated attendees. Mental health professionals can meet with each other to share their knowledge and expertise.Who Should Attend?
* Individuals (adults, teens and children) with OCD or any of the OC spectrum disorders
* Parents, spouses, siblings, children, caring friends and other relatives of anyone with OCD or any of the OC spectrum disorders
* Psychiatrists and psychologists who treat individuals with OCD or the OC spectrum disorders
* Social workers who provide therapy, support and/or information to individuals and families affected by OCD and OC spectrum disorders
* Teachers and school psychologists who work with children and teens who have OCD and an OC spectrum disorder
For more information, consult the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation website at http://www.ocfoundation.org/