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Sunday, July 9 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Don't Fight OCD Alone! Establishing A Solid Support System

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Many with OCD struggle to find a support system to lean on. This workshop will assist those who feel alone in the fight against OCD in finding support, including from other attendees! The workshop will begin with strategies to build allies through IOCDF affiliates, local and online support groups, the support of family and loved ones, and educational materials. Then the facilitators will help attendees locate support services in their area to aide in their recovery. Lastly, attendees will be encouraged to exchange contact information with other attendees to support each other moving forward!


Jurhee King

Jurhee King suffered with OCD all of her life but did not receive specialized treatment until she was in her early forties. Through exposure and response prevention therapy, Jurhee was able to face the checking, mental compulsions, and other sub-categories of OCD and get the... Read More →
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Tiffany Lee

MFT Intern, Gateway Institute
Tiffany Lee is an MFT intern at the Gateway Institute in Costa Mesa, California, specializing in the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and depression. In addition to providing individual and intensive program treatment to clients, Tiffany is a co-facilitator of three OCD support groups for... Read More →

Mary Sponaugle, M.A., MFTi

MA, Marriage & Family Therapy Registered Intern, The Gateway Institute
Mary Sponaugle, MA, MFTi, is a graduate of Chapman University where she received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She currently treats OCD and related disorders at The Gateway Institute in Costa Mesa, CA where she conducts individual therapy sessions, co-facilitates... Read More →

Elizabeth Trondsen

Liz Trondsen is the mother of a son with mental illness. When her son, Chris, was diagnosed at age twenty, she was able to locate a treatment center in Los Angeles where he received excellent cognitive behavioral therapy. Liz watched her son regain his life; he is now in college... Read More →

Sunday July 9, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Golden Gate A