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May 2018

Perfectionism 101 by Dr. Tracy Roulet, Psy. D

15th May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Free

This talk will include information about what perfectionism is, how it can affect you, how to manage it and how it may or may not interfere with the treatment of other co-occurring diagnosis. Anyone personally affected by perfectionism or a friend/family member of someone who is affected is welcome to attend. Guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout and at the end of the presentation.

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Treating OCD: Effective Strategies That Work!

17th May 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sierra Vista Hospital, 8001 Bruceville Road
Sacramento, CA 95823 United States
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OCD represents the largest mental health population when it comes to anxiety disorders. It is critical that as professionals, proper strategies are implemented so that treatment is effective. While "talk therapy" can be helpful, the front-line treatment modality is Exposure and Response Prevention, which is evidence-based and proven to change brain chemistry. This presentation will highlight the essential features of OCD, what treatment looks like, and how to increase a successful outcome while working with patients struggling with this condition.…

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June 2018

“UNLOCKING OCD: From Treatment to Recovery” Presentation

8th June 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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$30.00

The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, Roseville, and El Dorado Hills is honored to sponsor "Unlocking OCD: From Treatment to Recovery" by this year's Grand Marshall, Ethan S. Smith, National Ambassador for the International OCD Foundation. As an OCD sufferer for 32 years, at one point unable to function and bed ridden, Ethan was able to finally secure proper treatment that changed his life. He is able to approach his advocacy with honesty and brutal vulnerability. Join us as Ethan…

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2018 Annual One Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

9th June 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Southside Park, 2115 6th St.
Sacramento, CA United States

Southside Park, Sacramento, CA June 9, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and OCD Sacramento (an affiliate of the IOCDF) are pleased to announce that we will host the 5th Annual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk at Southside Park in Sacramento on June 9, 2018! Together with members of the OCD Community- including individuals with OCD, mental health professionals, friends, family and children- we will help to raise awareness for OCD and anxiety related conditions, while also raising…

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Conquering Your Clutter: An Introduction to Hoarding Disorder by Cookie Kipp, MFTI

12th June 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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This presentation will 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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July 2018

Beyond the Pews. Connecting the Divide Between the Church and Mental Health Community. Presented by Val Andrews

17th July 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Mental illness is often times a misunderstood area within the church. Frequently, those who are suffering are told to “pray about it,” rather than to seek help from a psychiatrist or therapist. This can invalidate those struggling and distance them from reaching out. This presentation is designed to help attendees learn how to open up a dialogue to those within the church and to increase these arenas to become a safe place to talk about mental illness.

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Inernational Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) 2018 Annual Conference

27th July 2018
WASHINGTON MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK, 2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, D.C., WA United States

July 27-29, 2018 Why Attend the Annual OCD Conference? As the only national event focused solely on OCD and related disorders, the Annual OCD Conference is a jam-packed weekend chock-full of information, resources, and support for everyone affected by OCD and/or a related disorders. Hear what a few of our attendees had to say about the 2017 Annual OCD Conference in San Francisco: "My favorite aspect of the Conference was the collaboration, connection, and information shared between researchers, clinicians, families,…

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August 2018

Training for Sutter Family Medicine Residency Students

8th August 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP) 1201 Alhambra Suite 340 Sacramento, CA 95816 August 8, 2018 2:30-3:30pm Dr. Zasio will provide training to residency students who are looking to increase their understanding of common anxiety disorders and treatment strategies which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention Techniques.

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The Power of Mindfulness and How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness. Presented by Kathy Ventry, LMFT

14th August 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Learning how to be mindful and stay in the present moment is a helpful skill when dealing with anxiety. Our brains are neuroplastic, which means they have the ability to change. Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson has done a lot of research on the brain and is the author of How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness. We’ll discuss the basic tenets of practicing mindfulness to include informal mindfulness exercises and simple getting present exercises, and Dr. Hanson’s steps for creating more…

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September 2018

Finding My Way Back: My Journey to Finding the Right Treatment for OCD. Presented by Brian McPeak

11th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Brian was diagnosed with OCD in 2007 and began treatment in that same year at The Anxiety Treatment Center. Brian's story is that of success and he is now a spokesperson and advocate of successful OCD treatment. To quote Brian, "My story is a story of hope for others! Effective OCD treatment is available. I'm living proof. If I can help even one person find their way to managing OCD, I will have been successful." Brian has touched the lives…

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October 2018

Taking ACT-ion: Applying the Principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Enhance OCD Treatment and Recovery

9th October 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Exposure therapy is the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as OCD, social anxiety, and phobias. Recently, therapists have begun using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in conjunction with traditional exposure therapies, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ACT’s focus on mindfulness and values can enhance treatment, and help people build richer and more meaningful lives as part of their recovery. Presented by Dmitri Primavera, ASW, He earned his Masters Degree in Social Work from California State…

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Treating Anxiety Disorders with Comorbid Depression: Utilization of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care.

12th October 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Anxiety Disorders represent the largest mental health population in the United States yet remain the most underrepresented when it comes to specialists who are trained in the front-line, evidence-based treatment modalities. Compounding these conditions is the impact that anxiety takes on the lives of those who suffer, often times resulting in a co-morbid depressive disorder. In many instances, it is important to address the subsequent depressive symptoms in order to achieve success in reducing the symptoms of anxiety. This presentation…

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January 2019

Distinguishing Anxiety Disorders and How Treatment Differs. Presented by Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW

15th January 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Many people who have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder are not told by their providers “which” anxiety disorders. Commonly people say, “I have anxiety,” or “I suffer from an anxiety disorder,” without really knowing what that means. This presentation will distinguish between the various anxiety disorders, common symptoms, and how treatment can vary.

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February 2019

OCD in Children and Adolescents. Presented by Kathy Ventry, LMFT

12th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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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.

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March 2019

Ask The Experts: Panel of Those Who Have Successfully Completed Treatment for OCD

12th March 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Those struggling with OCD often times feel alone, as if no one understands what they are going through. Being told to just not worry or that what they feel is silly perpetuates the suffering and invalidation of their disorder. This panel will talk candidly about their OCD, how they embraced their treatment, importance of family support, and their struggles along the way. Time for Q&A will be allotted.

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April 2019

Ask the Experts Panel on Anxiety Disorders. Presented by Dr. Tracy Roulet, Psy. D.

16th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Who's more of expert than the experts themselves....the patients who have lived through it. This presentation will include a panel of individuals who are currently, or have previously, been in treatment for an anxiety disorder. For anyone interested in hearing directly about their personal journey's, you are encouraged to attend.

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July 2019

OCD Sacramento Presents~ “Take Me to Church: An Introduction to Scrupulosity OCD”

16th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Presented by Mallory Eastman, MA, LMFT. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often known to affect elements of one's life that they hold dear to them, creating havoc in these areas that once added value and purpose. Scrupulosity is a form of OCD that involves religious and moral obsessions, resulting in exaggerated rituals and compulsions to avoid fear of having violated a religious or moral doctrine. Come hear about how this disorder is affecting many people in the religious community and…

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August 2019

“The Use of dTMS in Treatment Resistant OCD: FDA Clearance Data, Clinical Perspectives, and Live Demonstration” and “Using Evidence Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”

22nd August 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, 10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Please join us for an OCD Dinner Talk Presentation with Dr. Ryan Vidrine and Dr. Robin Zasio. “The Use of dTMS in Treatment Resistant OCD: FDA Clearance Data, Clinical Perspectives, and Live Demonstration” with Dr. Ryan Vidrine. “Using Evidence Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” with Dr. Robin Zasio. Seating is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible! Food and drinks will be served. This is also an opportunity to network and connect with others in the community. About…

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January 2020

“OCD: Not for Dummies”

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, 10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Rather than “OCD for Dummies,” as so many books have been titled, this play on words is useful for both providing knowledge about OCD but also helping the listener to understand that OCD is not about an absence of logic or intellectual understanding. Rather, many sufferers are fully aware of the irrational nature of their obsessions and are often times highly educated, successful individuals who are unable to rid themselves of this type of thinking despite their knowledge. This presentation…

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February 2020

OCD Sacramento Presents: “Love The One You’re With?”

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, 10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States
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Presented by Mallory Eastman, LMFT. This presentation is geared towards an all-inclusive audience of sufferers, supportive family and friends, and clinicians alike, who, are curious about Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please join us as we explore how to spot the signs, when to seek treatment, and what can be done to help sufferers, and their partners, have a healthier, more satisfying relationship. In addition, we will consider the societal impact on the need to obtain the “right” relationship and the…

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Conquering Your Test Anxiety: Using CBT to Help Improve Outcome and Success

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Joaquin Valley College

By Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D. With the pressures and demands to perform well in school, many individuals struggle with anxiety that can impair their ability to focus and concentrate.  This can greatly impact the outcome on exams and other assignments related to the educational environment. This presentation will introduce Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a treatment modality to help combat the negative thinking patterns that can cause one to spiral in the test taking process.  Use of mindfulness will also be…

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March 2020

OCD Sacramento Presents: “Understanding the Differences and Distinctions Between Anxiety Disorders and Related Conditions”

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, 10419 Old Placerville Road, Suite 258
Sacramento, CA 95827 United States

Presented by Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D. Many people who struggle with anxiety have not been properly diagnosed or haven’t been told what their diagnosis is. Likewise, many family members are unclear as to why a loved one has been given a particular diagnosis and what the treatment should look like. This presentation will help individuals understand the symptoms of the various anxiety disorders, how they are different, and what to expect in treatment. Time for Q&A will be allotted. Free…

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June 2020

2020 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
California State Capitol Park, 1400 10th Street, Sacramento, CA- South Steps
Sacramento, CA
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Registration: 8am-9am Grand Marshal: 9am-9:30am Walk Commences: 9:30am. The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk is pleased to host this year's Grand Marshal Brian Cuban, Author of Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” in which he chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and recovering from, twenty-seven years of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and eating disorders. The younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Brian is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate.  He is a graduate…

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July 2020

2020 ONLINE OCD CONFERENCE

July 31 - August 2

The Online OCD Conference is the first event of its kind! This three-day virtual event has programming for everyone in the OCD and related disorders community: individuals with lived experience, their family members, friends and supporters, and the mental health professionals who treat them. This year’s #OCDCon will take place from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2.This event will feature 70 talks, interactive Q&As, 36 discussion groups, and 160 presenters from people in the OCD and related disorders community…

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October 2020

2020 Virtual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

October 10

Registration is open for the first-ever Virtual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk! Although the world may look a little different right now, we know one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to supporting everyone affected by OCD and related disorders. This year, instead of multiple in-person events across the country, the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk will be transformed into one unified, virtual event on Saturday, October 10th. You can register for the walk as a Team Captain, a team member, or an individual…

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