Exciting Updates from the Houston OCD Program

The Houston OCD Program continues to offer a unique setting aimed at providing quality, compassionate care for OCD and other severe anxiety disorders. Our cognitive-behavior therapy based programs are stronger than ever, especially with the growth of our Adolescent IOP Program. This individualized track is offered to adolescents ages 12-17 dealing with severe anxiety or depression.

Historically, the Houston OCD Program has been active in educating the treatment community and thus, was pleased to host the most recent Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) in March. Over 30 professionals from around the nation attended the training weekend, as well as our valued training faculty Alec Pollard, PhD, Joyce Davidson, MD, Bruce Mansbridge, PhD, Melinda Stanley, PhD, Constantina H. Boudouvas, LCSW, Aureen Wagner, PhD, and our very own director, Throstur Bjorgvinsson, PhD. & ABPP.

Furthermore, the HOP will be a sponsor of this year’s OCD Texas Houston Conference on June 1st. The topic will be Self-Compassion & OCD, and we are excited about participating in this local, important event coordinated by one of our own Behavior Therapists, Christen Sistrunk, LPC-Intern.

We are also proud to announce two excellent additions to our treatment team: Postdoctoral fellows, Jennifer Sy, & Jessica Gerfen-Milligan, who will be joining us in the fall. In April, they both successfully defended their doctoral dissertations in clinical psychology. Congratulations and welcome to the team!

Finally, we had an excellent showing at our booth at the recent ADAA Conference in La Jolla, CA and will be sending several members of our team to the annual IOCDF Conference in Atlanta this summer. We look forward to seeing you all there!