Living with OCD - An Unwelcome Houseguest!

Ottawa, Ontario
Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Living with OCD - An Unwelcome Houseguest!
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Royal, Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4

Map and Directions

A Collaboration of Dr. Connie Dalton of the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy (OICBT) & OCD Ottawa (A Peer Based Support Network)

The Royal, Associate in Psychiatry Auditorium


The intent of this event is to foster understanding and knowledge about OCD.  

OCD can turn an entire household upside down…enmesh all family members, and render it’s intended victim completely debilitated by an endless cycle of obsessions and compulsions.  An unwelcome houseguest indeed!   One needing specific treatment and attention. 

OCD is an often misunderstood disorder.  Secrecy and stigma can leave sufferers in isolation for years.  Left untreated OCD can lead to serious impairment in function and a life filled with unnecessary limitation.  We seek to change this through education and dialogue!

Jenn Coward, recipient of the Royal’s Inspiration Award will share her experience of living with OCD.    Dr. Connie Dalton (Psychologist) will give and overview of OCD and it’s treatment, including CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) & specifically ERP (exposure & response prevention).   Coping strategies and self-care for those with OCD and those who support them, along with the importance of decreasing accommodation and putting supportive coaching strategies in place will be discussed.    Dr. Yahov Shlik will give an overview of biomedical aspects in OCD - highlighting what goes on in the brain, how ERP impacts the brain, and medications used to treat.   Q&A session with all members of the speaker panel participating. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Definition, diagnosis and prevalence
of OCD;
2. How to understand OCD using a CBT
3. Main treatment strategies used for
treating OCD;
4. Helping individuals develop strategies
to cope with OCD;
5. Developing self-care strategies when
helping others with OCD

Target Audience:

Anyone wanting to learn more about OCD!
Individuals with OCD, their family, friends,
supporters. Anyone who wonders if they may
have OCD, or anyone wondering if someone
in their life may have OCD.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Kindly make your cheque payable to "ROHCG" and send it to the following mailing address:    

    The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
    c/o Kelly Hayward, Suite 1414
    1145 Carling Avenue
    Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

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