Rogers Behavioral Health Specialists to Present at the 22nd Annual OCD …

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This summer, seven specialists from Rogers Behavioral Health will
present at the International
OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
22nd Annual OCD Conference. The event will
take place in Boston, Mass., from July 31- August 2. Rogers clinicians
speaking at the conference include: Stephanie
Eken, MD
, regional medical director; Jerry
Halverson, MD
, medical director, Oconomowoc, and FOCUS; David
Jacobi, PhD
, clinical supervisor; Amy Mariaskin, PhD, clinical
director-Nashville; Sue McKenzie, MA, Rogers InHealth; Bradley
Riemann, PhD
, clinical director, Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Center
; and Eric
Storch, PhD
, clinical director-Tampa Bay.

The Annual OCD Conference is the only national meeting focused on OCD
and related disorders
, since the first conference in 1993. This
year, the conference will showcase more than 100 presentations,
workshops, seminars, and 36 evening activities and support groups.
Specialists from Rogers will not only benefit from the insight of some
of the country’s most informed clinicians, but they will get to share
their knowledge as well.

The topics and schedule
of Rogers’ speakers are as follows:

  • July 31, Jerry Halverson, MD, and Bradley Riemann, PhD,
    presenting: Multimodal Approaches for Difficult to Treat OCD
  • July 31, Amy Mariaskin, PhD, presenting: Monsters on a Bus:
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Kids
  • July 31, Eric Storch, PhD, presenting: Research Updates in
    Pediatric OCD
  • August 1, Stephanie Eken, MD, and David Jacobi, PhD,
    presenting: Pediatric OCD and Eating Disorders: An ERP Approach
  • August 2, Sue McKenzie, MA, presenting: ‘I Have OCD’: A
    Framework for the Daily Decisions about Disclosing your OCD

“The conference provides a great opportunity for myself and other
specialists from Rogers to learn about new OCD research and methods
which can be applied to our treatment plans at Rogers. We can also share
our own experiences and suggestions with others in the field. What’s
most important is that we are having a valuable discussion about OCD and
making progress hand in hand,” says Riemann, who also serves as the
clinical director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services at Rogers.

Rogers’ Role in the Industry

Rogers Behavioral Health is not only the world’s largest provider of
anxiety disorders treatment for children, adolescents and adults, but
the hospital’s Child and Adolescent Centers are the oldest ones of their
kind in the country. Rogers Adult OCD Center is one of only a few
currently available in the United States. Rogers and IOCDF are frequent
collaborators promoting the education, advocacy and treatment of those
with OCD and related anxiety disorders. By increasing awareness of these
disorders, the IOCDF and Rogers make it known that treatment options are
available, even for those with severe symptoms.

Wisconsin-based Rogers Behavioral Health System is a private,
not-for-profit system nationally recognized for its specialized
psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital,
Rogers offers multiple levels of evidence-based treatment for adults,
children and adolescents with
and mood disorders,
and anxiety disorders
, and posttraumatic
stress disorder
in multiple locations. For more
information, visit