Rogers Memorial Hospital will host the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) on May 30-June 1. An intensive three-day training course, the BTTI will provide in-depth education to mental health professionals who treat individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Recognized for its expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and OCD treatment, Rogers was once again selected to serve as a BTTI host site. In addition, Rogers’ own specialists will serve among the nationally known and respected teaching faculty: Bradley C. Riemann, PhD, clinical director of the OCD Center and CBT Services; Stephanie Eken, MD, FAAP, medical director of the Child Center; along with David M. Jacobi, PhD and Chad Wetterneck, PhD, both clinical supervisors.
Dr. Riemann is one of the country’s leading specialists in the assessment of OCD and anxiety disorders and the use of CBT treatment; Dr. Eken is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist and pediatrician; Dr. Jacobi specializes in the use of CBT for OCD and anxiety disorders, as well as eating disorders; and Dr. Wetterneck uses CBT to treat OCD and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All are recognized within the industry for their expertise.
Other members of the esteemed BTTI faculty include: Karen L. Cassiday, PhD, ACT, clinical director and owner of The Anxiety Treatment Center in Deerfield and Chicago, Ill; Patrick McGrath, PhD, director for the Center for Anxiety and OCD at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Ill.; and C. Alec Pollard, PhD, founder and director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety Disorders at Saint Louis University.
The International OCD Foundation is dedicated to helping individuals with OCD and related disorders to live full and productive lives by increasing access to effective treatment and education.
Rogers’ Role in the Industry
Rogers Memorial Hospital is the world’s largest provider of residential OCD and anxiety disorders treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Rogers’ Child and Adolescent Centers are the only ones in the country, and the adult OCD Center is one of only two nationwide. Rogers works closely with the IOCDF for the education, advocacy and treatment of those with OCD and other anxiety disorders. By increasing awareness, the IOCDF and Rogers offer encouragement that treatment is available.