Saturday, July 8 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Over-Achievers With OCD: How to Excel in School Without Letting Your OCD Win

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Diligence, meticulousness, attention to detail. For youth with OCD, these qualities can make functioning difficult. Yet for those without OCD, these qualities propel achievement. Presenters will help students to balance OCDs adaptive elements and their desire to achieve against OCDs ability to impair functioning. Josh will discuss his experience as a high schooler balancing classes, extracurriculars, and college admissions, while managing his symptoms. Emily will share research on achievement, perfectionism and OCD, and experiences with youth struggling to overcome OCD and do well in school.


Emily Steinberg, BA

Emily Steinberg graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology. Emily currently works as a Research Coordinator at the Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Emily coordinates fMRI research studies aimed at assessing... Read More →
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Josh Steinberg

Josh Steinberg, a sophomore in High School, was diagnosed with severe OCD in 2012. Josh underwent a full course of intensive CBT and saw great results. Now, Josh has chosen to share his story with other teens suffering from the symptoms of OCD. Most recently, Josh has created... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Golden Gate C3

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