3rd Annual McLean OCD Institute // Houston Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Our 3rd annual McLean OCD Institute // Houston Breakfast Club was held on October 17th, 2014. Members of the McLean OCD Institute // Houston’s team, alongside members of the psychotherapeutic community, joined together for a casual breakfast with short presentations followed by networking opportunities.

This year, Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, Jessica Gerfen, PhD, Jennifer Sy, PhD, and Liviu Bunaciu, spoke to the Breakfast Club members about the process of Exposure and Response Prevention. Drs. Gerfen, Sy, and Bunaciu, role played patients actually completing exposure and response prevention, allowing participants to better understand the active therapeutic process of exposures.

Additionally, Dr. Björgvinsson made the exciting first announcement that the McLean OCD Institute // Houston will be relocating to a beautifully designed clinic which is currently being constructed in the Houston Height’s district.

The McLean OCD Institute // Houston invites you to attend our 4th annual McLean OCD Institute // Houston Breakfast Club, coming up in just a short year away. Stay tuned for your invite!

Saharah Shrout, MA, and Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, welcoming Breakfast Club participants to the morning’s events.
Saharah Shrout, MA, and Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, welcoming Breakfast Club participants to the morning’s events.
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, presenting to participants about “CBT for OCD and Anxiety: Focus on Exposure and Response Prevention”
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, presenting to participants about “CBT for OCD and Anxiety: Focus on Exposure and Response Prevention”
Jennifer Sy, PhD illustrates an in vivo contamination exposure of touching a garbage can.
Jennifer Sy, PhD illustrates an in vivo contamination exposure of touching a garbage can.
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, and Liviu Bunaciu, PhD demonstrating spinning in a  chair, an interoceptive exposure.
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, and Liviu Bunaciu, PhD demonstrating spinning in a chair, an interoceptive exposure.
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, announcing the new McLean OCD Institute // Houston location.
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, announcing the new McLean OCD Institute // Houston location.
Some of the McLean OCD Institute // Houston’s team prior to the beginning of the Breakfast Club event. (from left-to-right: Liviu Bunaciu, PhD; Saharah Shrout, MA; Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, Emily Anderson, PhD, Sarah Talamas, BA, Eeva Edds, BS, and Christen Sistrunk, MA, LPC)
Some of the McLean OCD Institute // Houston’s team prior to the beginning of the Breakfast Club event. (from left-to-right: Liviu Bunaciu, PhD; Saharah Shrout, MA; Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, Emily Anderson, PhD, Sarah Talamas, BA, Eeva Edds, BS, and Christen Sistrunk, MA, LPC)
Maggiano’s delicious breakfast being enjoyed by fellow Breakfast Club participants
Maggiano’s delicious breakfast being enjoyed by fellow Breakfast Club participants
Networking prior to the beginning of the Breakfast Club
Networking prior to the beginning of the Breakfast Club
Networking prior to the beginning of the Breakfast Club meeting
Networking prior to the beginning of the Breakfast Club meeting