In celebration of ten years of excellent service in residential treatment of anxiety and OCD, Mountain Valley is offering a free, one-day, remote event:

MVTC 10th Anniversary Symposium on Anxiety and OCD
Friday, October 1, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Due to concerns around COVID, we are excited to offer the Symposium to everyone through Zoom.

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Symposium Schedule

8:45 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks: Carl Lovejoy – Executive Director, MVTC

9:00 a.m. – Traumatic Invalidation as a Common Mechanism Across Emotion Disorders: Dr. Ryan Madrigan – Founder & Director, Boston Child Study Center

10:15 a.m. – Why Use an Evidence Based Treatment for OCD – The Case for Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy: Dr. Patrick McGrath – Director, Center for Anxiety and OCD & Co-Director, School Anxiety and School Refusal Program at AMITA Health, Illinois

11:30 a.m. – Sitting With It: Real Stories of Adolescent Anxiety and Treatment: Panel of MVTC students

12:30 p.m. – How We Talk About Anxiety in School Settings: Kayte Knower – Executive Director and Co-Founder, Knower Academics; Peter Durnan – Dean of Academics, Holderness School

1:45 p.m. РWhere Are We Now With Youth Anxiety? An Update on Research and Treatment in the COVID Era: Dr. Sandy Pimental РAssociate Director of Psychology Training & Associate Professor, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Director, Anxiety and Mood Program Child Outpatient Psychiatry Division

3:00 p.m. – Understanding the Role of Parenting in the Presentation of Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders in Children: Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo – Clinical Director, MVTC; Dr. Lisa Rosen – Director of Parent Programming, MVTC

4:00 p.m. РClosing & Housekeeping: Carrie Weatherhead РDirector of External Affairs, MVTC