Don’t Try Harder, Try Different

Friday, October 16, 3:30–5:30pm

Cleveland Racquet Club
29825 Chagrin Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Phone: (216) 831-2155

Program: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Panel discussion Q & A: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

A free workshop for individuals and families who struggle to free themselves from obsessive compulsive disorder OCD tells you that if you just try harder at doing the compulsions, then everything will be better. But, the lie is this—the more you do the compulsions the worse your OCD gets, so trying harder at your OCD is not the best thing to do. Therefore, how about you try something diff erent? What if you and your family and your friends could, today, right now, start to change the way you think and behave in order to truly challenge your OCD. This workshop will show you how to do just that, with fun, humor, stories, and the 7 simple steps of Don’t Try Harder, Try Different. (Warning: Do not attend if you are grumpy and do not like to have fun!)

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Patrick B. McGrath, PhD

Dr. McGrath is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Conference Planning Committee of IOCDF, as well as the President of OCD Midwest. He is the author of a stress management workbook called “Don’t Try Harder, Try Different,” as well as “The OCD Answer Book,” and has been featured on radio and TV stations across the country, including National Public Radio and PBS.

Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Brady directs the Lindner Center of HOPE’s OCD and Anxiety treatment program and is vice-president of OCD Midwest. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has made numerous presentations at national conferences and in the media and has published scholarly articles about the diagnosis and treatment of OCD.

Chris Bedosky, PhD

Dr. Bedosky is the clinical director of the Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Clinic, University Hospitals/Case Medical Center Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has specialized CBT training and experience in adult and pediatric OCD, trichotillomania, and Tourette’s disorder. He has been an invited speaker locally, regionally and nationally.

Molly McVoy, MD

Dr. McVoy is an assistant professor at University Hospitals/Case Medical Center, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is the director of the psychiatry fellowship program and has authored numerous scholarly publications and made multiple national presentations regarding the diagnosis and pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders.