2017 OCD Awareness Week Programs









 

Incredibly rich selection of programs all across the Bay Area
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE
EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Living Fully and Freely with OCD

This free program will include a panel of courageous individuals who will share their different experiences with having OCD and what they have learned along the way. We will also include time for questions from the audience.

Facilitated by:
choicetherapy 2

Co-sponsored by: San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of the SF Bay Area

Date & Time:

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm

Location:

UCSF Mount Zion Hospital
1600 Divisadero St. 3rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Room h3805

Contact:

For more information contact: Choice Therapy
Website: www.choicetherapy.net
Phone: 415.202.3031
Fax: 888.742.9452

Scavenger hunt for kids!

For many kids, OCD stops them from doing fun things in life and they become prisoners of OCD. The scavenger hunt is about discovering and exploring skills to overcome OCD and laughing aloud while moving from the left to the right and up and down! At this free program, we’ll show you how YOU can choose what to do and have fun, instead of OCD

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm

Location:

Contact Patricia E. Zurita Ona, Psy. D. for details

Contact:

For more information contact: Patricia E. Zurita Ona, Psy. D.
Email: ebbehaviortherapycenter@gmail.com
Phone/Fax: 925-956-4636

OCD Update: Current and Next-generation Treatments

The Rodriguez Lab at Stanford University invites you to a free OCD awareness event for patients, family members and health care professionals.You will learn about first-line OCD treatments and current research studies.

The program will include:

  • Key Note Speaker: Lorrin Koran, M.D.

  • Panels of OCD Experts

  • Question & Answer Period

Co-sponsored by: The Rodriguez Lab at Stanford University
and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of the SF Bay Area

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm

Location:

Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center at Stanford University
Address: 291 Campus Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94305
Conference Room: 130

Contact:

For more information contact: Rodriguez Lab
ocdresearch@stanford.edu
650-723-4095

Oreo Carrot Danger: a play of rituals – reading and discussion

Oreo Carrot Danger: a play of rituals is a wacky and visceral exploration of love and OCD. Ben is on a first date with Kate, but can't help being distracted by thoughts of accidentally murdering her while she sleeps OR being forced to move to Canada and play hockey 24/7. Typical first date anxiety, right? In a world where absurdity trumps reality, Ben and Kate must find a way to navigate their relationship through the noise. Written by Nayia Kuvetaki.

At this free program, the play will be read by the original actors; discussion will be led by Joan Davidson, PhD.

Date & Time:

October 18, 2017 from 7-9 pm

Location:

Berkeley Playhouse, 2640 College Ave, Berkeley CA

Contact:

For more information contact: Mary at info@ocdbayarea.org
510-220-8939

When Helping is Hurting: Family Accommodation and OCD

It’s no secret that OCD is a disorder that affects the whole family. While well-intentioned, family members’ efforts to reduce their loved one’s anxiety may actually cause more harm than good. Join us for this free special event geared specifically toward parents and loved ones of those suffering from OCD. Learn about the research behind family accommodation of OCD, how to spot enabling behaviors, and specific strategies to compassionately stand up to OCD. Attendees will leave the event with a packet of resources.

This event will feature an informative presentation on family accommodation and OCD by Emily Berner, LMFT, and will be followed by a Q&A with experts Michael Tompkins, Ph.D., and Jonathan Barkin, Psy.D. Afterwards, there will be a special screening of the film “UNSTUCK”, a documentary featuring kids’ first-person perspectives of OCD.

Partners: San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of the SF Bay Area

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1-4pm

Location:

San Francisco State University Student Event Center (Annex 1 – formerly called the "New Library")
NW of parking lots 19 & 20 Recommended for parents and adolescent/adult family members of those suffering from OCD.
For directions go to: http://www.sfsu.edu/newlibrary/gettingthere.html

Contact:

For more information contact: Emily Berner
510-652-4455 ext 5
eb@sfbacct.com (email)