January 2018: BTC initiated our expanded didactic series being offered during the full school year to our externs, postdoctoral fellow and local clinicians. Examples of topics have been “Tourettic OCD,” PANS/PANDAS, and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
Dr. Gloria Mathis initiated a social anxiety exposure group that involves field trips for In Vivo exposure activities. Please contact Dr. Mathis at 301-593-4040 ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to schedule a screening.
Fall 2017: We were excited to welcome our newest postdoctoral fellow, Michael Lent, Ph.D., who recently received his doctorate from Hofstra University, joins us for his postdoctoral fellowship. Viktor Koltko, from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Richard Raymond, from Catholic University, began their externship year at BTC, under the direction of supervisors David Keuler, Ph.D. and Ruth Golomb, LCPC.
After developing a manual for Charles Mansueto’s Comprehensive Behavioral (ComB) approach for treatment of BFRBs, another research study has been funded to determine the efficacy of ComB. BTC will be collaborating with American University on this study.
October 14, 2017: BTC participated in the OCD Walk in the Capital. It was great to meet so many wonderful and dedicated people and to join them in raising OCD awareness!
October 14-15th, 2017: BTC's director, Charles Mansueto and senior staff clinician Ruth Golomb, along with Fred Penzel, provided a three-day advanced clinical training at the Professional Training Instutute (PTI) for body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs; trichotillomania and dermatillomania) in Chantilly, VA in October. While clinicians received their training, our clinicians Sherrie Vavrichek, Noah Weintraub and David Yood participated in the DC-area workshop on BFRBs for sufferers and their families.
July 7-9, 2017: BTC's director, Charles Mansueto and senior staff clinician Ruth Golomb presented at IOCDF's 24th Annual OCD Conference in San Francisco. Dr. Mansueto participated in the following presentations:
Ms. Golomb, a scientific advisory board member for the TLC Center for BFRBs, presented State of the Art Treatment for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)
If you were unable to make it to San Francisco this year, no worries. This July, the IOCDF conference will be coming to Washington, DC!
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