(Oconomowoc, Wis.) Rogers Memorial Hospital will host the International OCD Foundation’s first-ever Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) on September 13-15. An intensive three-day training course, this year’s BTTI will provide in-depth education to mental health professionals who treat children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Recognized for its expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and OCD treatment, Rogers was selected to serve as a BTTI host site for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Bradley C. Riemann, PhD, clinical director of the OCD Center and CBT Services, and Stephanie Eken, MD, FAAP, medical director of the Child Center, will serve among the nationally known and respected teaching faculty. 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 who specializes in treating mental disorders in children.
“We are honored to be the host of this innovative and much-needed training,” Dr. Riemann said. “We have hosted the IOCDF’s BTTIs in the past, but this year’s BTTI is a special privilege since it is the first one focused on pediatrics. We are proud to serve as a partner with the IOCDF in their work spreading awareness about OCD, helping to provide much-needed training and improving access to effective treatment.”
Other members of the esteemed Pediatric BTTI faculty include: Eric Storch, Ph.D.; clinical director of the Pediatric BTTI and professor of clinical psychology at the University of South Florida; C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D., clinical director of the IOCDF BTTI program and director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety Disorders at Saint Louis University; Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania; Aureen P. Wagner, Ph.D., founder of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, NC.
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 & 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 – even for those with severe OCD.