25 Years of Clinical Research on Family Accommodation and Implications for Treatment
Family accommodation (FA) in OCD was first identified over twenty-five years ago and efforts to measure FA soon followed. Today, FA is known to adversely impact the course of OCD, treatment outcome, quality of life and family/patient functioning. This is a panel of leading clinical researchers in OCD and begins with an overview of FA pediatric /adult outcome studies. Brief presentations by each expert follow: current information on measuring FA in OCD and OCRDs; a tour of a newly launched website where researchers, clinicians and consumers can obtain information and FA measures; evidence-based strategies for family interventions, including novel family approaches for intensive OCD treatment; family interventions for treatment refusers. An interactive Q&A will conclude the presentation.
Barbara Van Noppen, PhD • Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD • C. Alec Pollard, PhD
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD • Bradley Riemann, PhD