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Saturday, July 8 • 9:45am - 11:15am
OCD and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Town Hall - Reducing Stigma by Breaking Silence

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This year's Town Hall will continue to focus on reducing the stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) within the OCD community by encouraging open discussion of treatment the needs of those with OCD-SUD, providing updates in treatment options and advocacy resources. A brief opening presentation on OCD-SUD followed by personal stories and/or professional experiences will start the session. Extended time for questions will be provided. All are welcome, family members, those with OCD-SUD, clinicians, and anyone who is concerned for someone living with OCD-SUD.


Michael Jenike, MD

professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Jenike is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Director of the OCD Institute, McLean Hospital. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board as Chairman of the International Obsessive Compulsive... Read More →

Stacey Conroy, MSW, MPH

Stacey C. Conroy is a licensed clinical social worker and a public health professional who specializes in substance use disorders, co-occurring anxiety disorders, along with program development and evaluation. She is currently the social work supervisor for the Mental Health... Read More →
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Jonathan Hoffman, PhD

Clinical Director, NeuroBehavioral Institute
Jonathan H. Hoffman, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist in Florida, New York, and Utah. Dr. Hoffman is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. Dr. Hoffman is the Clinical Director at NeuroBehavioral Institute, in Weston, Florida. Before relocating to Florida... Read More →
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Margaret Sisson

Executive Director, Riley's Wish Foundation
Margaret Riley Sisson is an educator and advocate. She works to raise awareness and educate the community about OCD. She is involved in the IOCDF and was awarded the Hero Award in 2014. Her son Riley, tragically lost his battle to a dual diagnosis of OCD and addiction by an accidental... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am PDT
Golden Gate B