May 2018 Chapter Meeting – OCD or not OCD? That is the Question
3 May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT$25.00 – $35.00
OCD or not OCD? That is the Question
Identifying and helping those who suffer from OCD and related disorders, particularly Hoarding Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects approximately 1 out of 40 adults and is considered one of the top ten most debilitating mental disorders by the World Health Organization. Nonetheless, OCD is still quite misunderstood, often being confused for different disorders, especially Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD). It’s a common misconception that people with OCD are “neat freaks,” but that could not be further from the truth. Many OCD sufferers struggle with clutter, and some may even have a comorbid diagnosis of Hoarding Disorder.
In this presentation, Jelani will discuss the differences between OCD, Hoarding Disorder, and other mental disorders in which a person may struggle with clutter. Jelani will also talk about various ways to approach and help clients who struggle with clutter or hoarding, and go over some outside resources and sources of support.
ABOUT JELANI DANIEL
Jelani C. Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy to work with clients in private practice. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Psychological Services from Northwestern University, and received his Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He has over 12 years of experience in working with people who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive and related disorders, including Hoarding Disorder, as well as various anxiety disorders. He has worked with hundreds of clients in these clinical populations while working at The Menninger Clinic, Houston OCD Program, and in private practice. He leads the monthly Hoarding Support Group and co-leads the bimonthly OCD Support Group, both of which are sponsored by the Peace of Mind Foundation, founded by Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale.
If you have questions, please contact Lisa Hettinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 760-505-9592.