Two of our very talented therapists, Jeanette Nogales and Bryan Randolph, recently traveled to Houston to attend The Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), sponsored by the International OCD Foundation. BTTI is an in-depth three-day intensive training course in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders. The BTTI was developed to help address the shortage of therapists properly trained in using CBT to treat OCD around the country and the world. The objective was to find a training model and format that was more intensive comprehensive and clinically useful than most workshops but that was also shorter and more accessible than the few fellowships and internships offering training in the treatment of OCD.

Mountain Valley frequently sends staff members, both clinical and residential, to professional development opportunities such as BTTI, ensuring that all members of the MVTC community are well-versed, if not experts, in the treatment of anxiety.