The medical leadership team from Rogers Memorial Hospital's Child Center, Stephanie Eken, MD, Medical Director and David Jacobi, PhD, clinical supervisor of the Child Center and Child and Adolescent Center, made the case for the effectiveness of residential treatment for OCD in children ages 8 to 13 at the recent IOCDF Conference held in San Diego.
Jacobi and Eken discussed when residential treatment is appropriate for kids and teens with OCD. The session highlighted information about how cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) are structured and applied, the types of co-occurring disorders that are seen in children and adolescents, the diverse makeup of a typical residential treatment team, a representative daily schedule, and the effectiveness of residential treatment.
Bradley C. Riemann, PhD, clinical director of the OCD Center and CBT services at Rogers Memorial Hospital also spoke at the conference. He co-facilitated sessions entitled “Careers in OCD: Which Path Makes Sense for Me?” and “Troubleshooting in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD” The later session focused on helping clinicians troubleshoot difficult OCD cases. The facilitators asked attendees to volunteer a challenging case to be discussed by the group.
Riemann also co-hosted the IOCDF research reception held at the conference. The annual reception recognizes the IOCDF research fund grant recipients and is sponsored by Rogers.
Several Rogers therapists facilitated the art and activity rooms offered all three days at the conference. These popular rooms offer conference goers a variety of ways to experience and apply the themes and group work occurring at the conference. One of these rooms served as a backdrop for a television news story about OCD filmed at the conference.
Rogers Memorial Hospital, a Gold Sponsor of the event, offers one-of-a-kind treatment for children, teens and adults with OCD at its residential treatment centers in Wisconsin.