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
Dr. Allen H. Weg
A lavish, full course luncheon will be provided during the course of this conference.
Our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Marty Franklin
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.
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.
Conference Brochure available Spring 2018
Conference Registration opens January 1, 2018
The Westwood, 438 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027
Telephone: (908) 789-0808
TRAVELING NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE NORTH:
Take NJ Turnpike North to Exit 11. Follow signs to Garden State Parkway North. Follow
Directions as in Traveling Garden State Parkway North
TRAVELING NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE SOUTH:
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.
TRAVELING GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTH:
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.
TRAVELING GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTH:
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.
TRAVELING ROUTE 22 EAST:
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.
TRAVELING ROUTE 22 WEST:
Take Route 22 West to Union. Follow signs to
Parkway South. Follow directions as in "Traveling Garden State Parkway South"
TRAVELING THE OUTERBRIDGE CROSSING:
Take Outerbridge crossing to Rt. 440 South.
Follow signs to Garden State Parkway North
and follow directions as in "Traveling Garden
State Parkway North
TRAVELING THE GOETHALS BRIDGE:
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.
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