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Saturday, July 8 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Challenging Standard Definitions of Recovery: What Does it Really Mean to Get Better?

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How we define treatment response can vary across research, clinical, and program evaluation perspectives. This variation can provide conflicting messages to our clients about 'what recovery should look like' impacting motivation, goal selection, and relapse prevention efforts. In addition to the clinician perspective, panelists will share their personal perspectives on how they conceptualize their own recovery from OCD. Clinical implications of these conceptualizations will be discussed, including recommendations for integrating recovery oriented practice principles into OCD treatment.


Throstur Bjorgvinsson, PhD

Thröstur Björgvinsson, Ph.D., ABPP, is an associate professor of psychology at the department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. The director of the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital, and co-director of psychology training at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical... Read More →

Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD

Assistant Professor, Baylor University
Elizabeth McIngvale is the founder of the Peace of Mind foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and is a national spokesperson for the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. After her diagnosis at the age of 12 and treatment which included both inpatient and outpatient therapy, Elizabeth has made it her life mission to make a difference in the lives of those living with OCD. Elizabeth received her... Read More →

Jason Krompinger, PhD

Jason Krompinger, PhD, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2011. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at McLean Hospital's Behavioral Health Partial... Read More →

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

Administrative Director of Research, OCD Institute, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Nathaniel Van Kirk is a clinical research fellow at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, working in the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research at the OCD Institute. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech, completing clinical externships at th... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Yerba Buena - Salon 8

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