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Saturday, July 8 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
How OCD Can Rupture Your Relationship and 3 Vital Strategies for Staying Close

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The benefits of a secure adult attachment are numerous. Keeping your relationship on good terms even in difficult times is a huge advantage for your mental and physical wellbeing. This presentation describes how the high anxiety of an OCD moment can make you feel isolated and misunderstood, teaches specific steps to repair a bad interaction, and provides tips on how to stay close even when OCD strikes hard. Specific tools from evidence based Emotion Focused Therapy for couples are described. Worksheets and participant discussion will personalize this valuable tool box.


Heidi Hartston, PhD

Heidi Hartston, Ph.D. has a private practice in Oakland, California. She has specialized for over 16 years in treating OCD, and works with addictions and relationship distress. She has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF medical school and as an NIMH supported research fellow in the adult OCD clinic at Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She has published original research and has been featured in print and on... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Golden Gate B

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