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Dr. Mary Plisco to Facilitate Support Group for Teens at 20th Annual OCD Conference

Atlanta, Georgia – (July 3, 2013)

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Mary Plisco, will represent Richmont Graduate University at the 20th Annual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) conference July 18-21 in Atlanta, GA. Plisco, who was invited to participate on the conference planning committee, specializes in OCD/Anxiety related disorders in child/adolescent populations. This year, she will facilitate a conference support group called “Teens with OCD” in order for young adults to openly discuss topics such as diagnoses, treatments, social lives, school work, and romantic relationships with each other and with a trained mental health professional.

In preparation for the OCD conference Plisco said, “It’s an honor and a privilege to participate in the OCD Conference. The Conference represents an opportunity to raise awareness about OCD, improve the quality of OCD treatment, and promote evidence based research for OCD diagnosis and treatment.”

Hosted by the International OCD Foundation, the conference is the nation’s only gathering “…focused solely on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders,” said the group’s web site. “The unique event allows people with OCD and their loved ones to experience the latest OCD information alongside the mental health professionals who care for them.”

Similarly, the conference is a place for the country’s most knowledgeable and experienced researchers and clinicians to gather and “…learn about cutting edge treatments and research.” Balancing these two diverse audiences, the annual OCD conference offers more than 100 workshops, seminars, and presentations in addition to almost two dozen support groups and miscellaneous evening events.