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March 2017

OCD Sacramento Presents~ “Relapse Prevention: Continuing Success After Treatment”

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Presented by Jill Kruse. Your journey battling an anxiety disorder does not immediately end after the treatment process. This presentation will provide helpful tips and resources to help you navigate your life after treatment with time for questions allotted afterwards.

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April 2017

Anxiety and Depression Rounds Symposium

April 7
San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Panel with Robin Zasio, Psy.D., Eric Goodman, Ph.D, Rachel Busman, Psy.D., Robert Ackerman, LCSW, Lynne Siqueland, MD, and Lynne Henderson, Ph.D.

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OCD Sacramento Presents~ “Treatment From Another Perspective- A Panel of Spouses, Parents, and Family Members Who Have a Loved One in Treatment for an Anxiety Disorder”

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Presented by Tracy Roulet, Psy.D.

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May 2017

OCD Sacramento Presents “Finding My Way Back: An Inspirational Story About OCD”

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Presented by Brian McPeak. Vice-President OCD Sacramento. Brian McPeak is currently the Director of Finance Information Systems for a Fortune 100 company. Brian began his most recent career in 1994. His background includes managing various global programs throughout IT including Enterprise Software Licensing strategies and Global Hardware Sourcing Councils. Brian McPeak received a B.A. from California State University, Sacramento with a special concentration in Strategic Management. Brian was diagnosed with OCD in 2007 and began treatment in that same year…

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June 2017

2017 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

June 10

The 2017 Northern California 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk will take place at the Capital Building in Sacramento, California. Each year, members of the OCD community from across the country — including individuals with OCD, mental health professionals, friends, family members, coworkers, children, and even four-legged friends (dogs must be on a leash, of course) — join together at the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk to raise awareness, hope, and funds to the support the important programs of…

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OCD Sacramento Presents~ “Barriers In Treatment”

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Presented by Elizabeth Dale.

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UC Davis Medical Center Grand Rounds

June 16
2230 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816 United States

Presentation to medical and mental health staff of effective treatments for anxiety disorders.

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July 2017

24th Annual OCD Conference

July 7 - July 9

Since 1993, the Annual OCD Conference has been the only national meeting focused solely on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. The unique event allows people with OCD and their loved ones to learn about the latest OCD treatment and information alongside the mental health professionals who care for them. The conference features more than 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars as well as nearly two-dozen support groups and various evening events. Presenters include some of the most experienced and…

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OCD Sacramento Presents “The Role of the Client-Therapist Relationship in the Client’s Transformation from a Life of Suffering from OCD to a Life of Thriving with OCD”

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Presented by Dr. Dana Matalon, Psy.D.,and Ed Hernnberger.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder: The 3 Most Common Anxiety Disorders Seen in Private Practice. Treatment Strategies for Success

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

For professionals and mental health providers. This informative presentation will help participants distinguish between the three most common anxiety disorders, review applicable assessments to help direct and develop a treatment plan, and discuss case examples. Time for Q & A will be allotted. Free presentation and CEU's offered.  Lunch will be served. Presented by Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW on behalf of Spotlight Sacramento- a non-profit organization serving to connect Sacramento's mental health community. To RSVP, contact Dr. Robin Zasio at…

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August 2017

OCD and The Gold Standard of Treatment: Exposure and Response Prevention

August 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Many people hear that “CBT” or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is the front-line treatment modality for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). While this can be a component of treatment, the gold-standard is Exposure and Response Prevention or ERP, which in it's truest form, looks very different than CBT. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about these differences, when to apply them, and how to develop a case conceptualization. Time for Q & A will be allotted. Presented by Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D.,LCSW.…

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OCD Sacramento Presents~ “I am NOT My Disorder: Testimony from a 15-year-old Girl”

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Presented by: Sabrina Lopez. Join us for a personal testimony about the importance of distinguishing between who you are and what you experience. During the presentation you will hear from a young teen who was diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder at age 10. She also experienced the impact of early intervention and is passionate about sharing her story. She will discuss the value in seeking help and creating a social culture that promotes the power of treatment.…

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September 2017

OCD Sacramento Presents~ “OCD in Children and Adolescents”

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

This presentation will discuss the prevalence, symptoms and treatment of OCD in children and adolescents. Learn how to recognize signals, and modify and improve family expectations. Presented by Kathy Ventry, LMFT.

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Anxiety Disorders: The Basics of Treatment and How to Access Help

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) CA United States

Anxiety Disorders are commonly missed among students in school. Inability to focus and concentrate can be viewed as difficulty with inattention. Failure to complete or turn in homework and school refusal can be interpreted as defiance. In the past few years, we have seen a greater influx of individuals struggling with perfectionism, panic attacks, and severe social anxiety. This presentation will teach participants symptoms of the most common anxiety disorders, how they can be missed or misinterpreted, and what treatment…

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October 2017

The Essentials of Treating Hoarding Disorder: Developing a Toolbox to Set Your Clients Up for Success

October 6
Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard St
Sacramento, CA 95815 United States

Sacramento Valley Psychological Association 2nd Annual Conference: Building Bridges and Bridging the Gap Individuals who struggle with Hoarding Disorder face many challenges.  It's not just about making decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of.  It means changing thinking patterns that lead to the acquisition of items through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and learning to let go through Exposure and Response Prevention. This presentation will cover the basics of how these principles aid those struggle with this disorder,…

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4th Annual Butte County Mental Health Symposium: Differentiating Anxiety Disorders and The Application of Effective Strategies that work!

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
California State University: Chico/ Colusa Hall, 400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929 United States

Many individuals are confused about the diagnosis of anxiety disorders, the various symptoms, and what treatment looks like.  As with any condition, it is impossible to treat a client with out having this clarity.  This presentation will discuss the changes and updates in the DSM V, diagnostic criteria of the most common anxiety disorders, how to differentiate between them, and the front-line treatments to increase treatment success.  CEU's offered. Breakfast and lunch included. Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-butte-county-behavioral-health-symposium-tickets-36520415546

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OCD Sacramento Presents~ “Conquering Your Clutter: An Introduction to Hoarding Disorder”

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Presented by Cookie Kipp, MFTI. Explore how cognitive distortions may be inhibiting the decluttering process. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention are the two primary treatment modalities when working with hoarding behaviors. These two therapeutic approaches will be discussed. Aftercare maintenance and time for Q & A will be allotted.

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Zap Your Worries with Dr. Zasio

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Grace Covell Hall, 720 Presidents Drive
Stockton, CA 95211 United States

Dr. Zasio will be speaking to over 300 students throughout the course of the day in groups of approximately 80 (broken into smaller groups) helping them to learn how to change their negative, catastrophic, and automatic thinking patterns that affect not only their school performance but also, their overall mental health. Through teaching them the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is specifically designed to help reframe unhelpful thoughts, students will learn tools to recognize when these thoughts surface and…

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Annual Therapist Networking Event

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center, 9300 Tech Center Dr, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, Roseviile, and El Dorado Hills will  will co-host it's Annual Therapist Networking Event in Celebration of OCD Awareness Week! Co-hosted by OCD Sacramento, Eating Recovery Center, and Arcadia Healthcare, this is a once a year opportunity to connect with other providers in the community. This events mission is to bring awareness into the proper treatment for OCD and related anxiety disorders, reduce stigma, and to promote local resources.  Come and join us for a celebratory evening of networking,…

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Hoarding Disorder: Dispelling the Myths and Increasing Awareness of Treatment Strategies

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jackson Theatre – Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539 United States

Ohlone Speakers Series: Dr. Zasio will define and describe Hoarding Disorder and distinguish it from general messiness or disorganization, showing how our fascination with hoarding stems from the fact that most of us fall somewhere on the hoarding continuum. She will also describe the methods used by psychologists who work with clients suffering from this paralyzing problem, teaching them to re-build their lives in a way that doesn't allow hoarding to prevent them from enjoying life.

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October 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

City of Sacramento Details to come

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Training for First Responders of the Regional Fire and Dispatch Peer Support Team: Quarterly Training

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Dr
Roseville, CA 95661 United States
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Many first responders experience extreme stress in the line of duty. Often times pushing through the anxiety that surfaces, without proper and immediate treatment and attention, symptoms can exacerbate causing both emotional and physical impairment. This presentation will help both supervisors and those working in the field to recognize how anxiety can manifest, what to look for, and how to access treatment. Closed event.

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Kaiser Union City Presentation: CBT vs. ERP: Differentiating Treatment Modalities and Their Use

October 25
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October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kaiser Union City, 3555 Whipple Rd
Union City, CA 94587 United States

Many people hear that “CBT” or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is the front-line treatment modality for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). While this can be a component of treatment, the gold-standard is Exposure and Response Prevention or ERP, which in it's truest form, looks very different than CBT. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about these differences, when to apply them, and how to develop a case conceptualization. Closed event to Kaiser medical and mental health employees.

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November 2017

37th Annual Mental Health and Aging Conference Live Your Best Life, Focus on Wellness: Anxiety Disorders: Evidence-Based Strategies that Work!

November 8
Sacramento Marriot Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, 95742 United States

Since 1981, the Mental Health and Aging Conference has brought relevant content, developing theories, and best practices to passionate professionals serving older adults.  The event is co-hosted by Sacramento County and Turning Point Community Programs, leaders in providing integrated and cost-effective mental health services in California. Presenters: Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW, Ladon Hinton, MD Erasing the Distance Registration/Resource Fair: 7:30am – 8:30am Program: 8:30am – 4:30pm To register, visit http://sacmhac.tpcp.org

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