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Friday, April 21
 

9:00am

Pre-conference Session on ComB (separate registration ticket is required)
For adults with a BFRB, this special add-on to the conference is a unique opportunity to develop a personalized plan for recovery with two of the top treatment providers for BFRBs. Utilizing the ComB model, participants will gain new perspectives on the role each individual's BFRB serves in their life, understanding why, where, and how a person engages in their BFRB so that individualized interventions can be selected to help the person achieve what they want to achieve without engaging in the behavior. The comprehensive behavioral (ComB) model, developed by Dr. Charles Mansueto and his colleagues, is based on the assumption that a person engages in their BFRB because it meets one or more needs in the individual (e.g., helping to relax, to fall asleep, or to feel like a goal was accomplished). This three-hour intensive is limited to 40 participants and is offered as an add-on to the conference itself.

Speakers
MW

Marla W Deibler PsyD MSCP

Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, MSCP is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a private outpatient facility with locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ specializing in the evidence-based treatment of... Read More →
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Renae Reinardy PsyD

Renae M. Reinardy, Psy.D. received her doctorate at Argosy University, Washington, D.C. She is the Director of the Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change. Dr. Reinardy specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, hoarding disorder... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

1:30pm

1:30pm

BFRBs and employment – Finding Your Confidence and Finding Work
This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to share their experiences regarding how their BFRB has affected both job searches and employment. Participants will be provided tools to help prepare effective resumes and cover letters, as well as confidently handle the job interview process.

Speakers
DM

Debi Marshall

Debi Marshall is a SHRM certified human resources professional with 10 years of experience, including 6 years working for a faith-based non-profit organization. As a child, she grew a love for writing. For the past 5 years, in her spare time, she has penned a blog, "Debi Luna Mar... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Landmark 3

2:45pm

Dad to Dad Discussion Group
Sarah, a member of the TLC Milennial Task Force, and her father, Tim, will share what they've learned on their 10-year journey with trichotillomania. Sarah will answer your canidd questions, Dads can share their thoughts & experiences, and together, we'll gain new perspectives and understandings about hwo to best support our kids with this disorder.

Speakers
TK

Tim Kvech

Tim Kvech and his family have been active members of TLC for over 8 years. During this time they have supported their daughter, Sarah in her journey with Trich. Their experience in helping Sarah from middle school to a successful Junior in college helps to provide valuable insigh... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Majestic C

2:45pm

Live Life Fabulously with Trichotillomania
Having hair loss can damage self esteem and bring about negative emotions that affect your life. It is a very complex relationship between our “self” and our hair. If it gets “bad enough” we have to wear wigs- but wearing wigs can be a positive experience! Today’s styles and pop culture are putting an end to the stigma of cosmetic hair! Come explore alternative hair options with Becca Schlaff- a lifelong hair puller turned hair stylist. From rocking (well, hiding) her Friar Tuck hairline to buzzing it all off, Becca has tried many systems along the way- and more to come! Frustrated by the hair industry’s lack of understanding, her healing journey with trichotillomania has collided with her passion for creativity and helping others. As peers, we will find the positive aspects within our own individual journey no matter what your relationship is to- or how much- hair is on your head. Wig demonstrations will be available. Let’s have some fun and talk about it!

Speakers
BS

Becca Schlaff

Hello fellow trichsters! I am an artist, I am a hair stylist, and I am one of you. I have trichotillomania myself. I’ve been living with a bald patch on my scalp since I was 8 years old. Sprinkle in years at a time with no eyelashes either. I know the name calling, the stares... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Landmark 6

7:00pm

ADHD and BFRB Treatment
Many people with BFRBs also have ADHD. This can interfere with BFRB treatment. Stimulant medications can exacerbate BFRBs. Some of the interventions that improve ADHD can also improve BFRBs. The common thread is the need to get off of autopilot. Methods doing this will be addressed.

Speakers
MM

Mike Miller PhD

Dr. Miller is a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experiences, He has worked with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) for the past 6 years after receiving the TLC Professional Training Institute. He has received additional training in treating BFRBs through the In... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Landmark 5

7:00pm

Being in my Body: An Experiential Presentation on Body-Image
How we see our body can directly affect how we treat our body. This experiential workshop will allow participants to identify how they perceive their bodies and experientially practice helpful behavioral and mindfulness treatment tools that can be used anywhere, anytime, in a compassionate and helpful way.

Speakers
KQ

Kimberley Quinlan LMFT

KIMBERLEY QUINLAN is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. During her training and education, Kimberley dedicated much of her research to the study of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Meditation... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

7:00pm

How to Navigate College Life
College is exciting, fun and challenging. How do you handle classes, roommates and dating with a BFRB? Whether you don't want anyone to know or you need advice on how to share about your BFRB, this workshop is for you. Learn tips for navigating the multiple areas of college life.

Speakers
CR

Calla Rasmussen

Calla started pulling out her hair at age eight. A natural at BFRB awareness advocacy from the start, she never felt like she needed to hide her disorder, but wanted to educate people who asked her about it. She owes that strength and confidence to her supportive parents, friends... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Landmark 3

8:15pm

Self-Care from the Inside Out
Most of us with BFRBs learned the hard way that we cannot seem to think, ignore, negotiate, deny, pray, or at this point, medicate them – etc., etc., fully away. So what's a being to do? Lots! Come learn from 2 veterans of the BFRB Journey how identifying, then taking action to meet essential self-care needs – instead of self-soothing via BFRB, can create a pathway to long-term, authentic recovery.

Speakers
CP

Christina Pearson

Christina Pearson grew up suffering greatly from both hair pulling and skin picking. Discovering she was not the only sufferer, she established TLC in 1990 (despite being ridiculed for it), to start providing resources and develop scientific credibility for this realm of human su... Read More →
TW

Tammy Wannemacher

Tammy Wannemacher is the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Trich and Pick Support Group, which she co-facilitated until 2015 when she stepped down to create a support group for mothers of school-aged children. She has four wonderful and very busy children children, ages 11, 8... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Landmark 5

8:15pm

What is Recovery from BFRBs?
This will be a facilitated discussion about what recovery means to each of us. The purpose is for participants to consider expanded ways to think about recovery, such as self-love, self-acceptance, not defining ourselves by our behavior or appearance, and not letting our BFRB hold us back in life.

Speakers
SP

Sue Price MS LMHC NCC

Sue Price, MS, LMHC, NCC grew up with trichotillomania. She started the first support group in Atlanta in the 1990s and was a member of TLC's Board of Directors until 2011. As a result of being involved with the TLC Foundation, Sue felt called to do more, and went back to school... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Majestic G

8:15pm

Writing Your Own Experience: Strategies for Storytelling (for Adults)
We all have or own stories to tell, but here we learn a handful of tools to make our stories meaningful, empowering and fun.
Participants will be strongly encouraged to choose one personal experience to work into a storytelling project during this class, bringing that project idea to repeated discussions we have as a group about the concept of Restorative Narratives. http://ivoh.org/restorativenarrative/

Speakers
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Lisa Loving

Lisa Loving is the Evening News Director at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon (http://www.kboo.org/kboo-staff-directory). Her forthcoming book, How to Be a Citizen Journalist, is due in 2017 from Microcosm Publishers (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaloving). | After a ye... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Majestic C

8:15pm

Exploring your values beyond your BFRB
Individuals living with BFRBs often say that they lose touch with important aspects of their lives when they are struggling with the BFRB. This workshop will identify areas of life that often take a back seat to the BRFB, and will help individuals with BFRBs reaffirm their commitment to these values.

Speakers
JJ

Jayme Jacobs PsyD

Dr. Jacobs is a licensed psychologist and graduate of La Salle University. In 2011 she joined The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, where she received specialized training in the treatment of BFRBs, other OC spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Jacobs... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Landmark 7
 
Saturday, April 22
 

8:30am

How To Be a Happy Hair Puller: Insights from a Therapist and Client's Journey Through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for BFRBs
Join us in discussion of a client-focused journey through CBT treatment; we'll share cognitive strategies and tools for managing anxiety & shame as well as behavioural strategies for impacting pulling/picking behaviour; explore how BFRB clients can challenge societal ideals of beauty & health; discuss ways to redefine psychological wellness within the context of living with BFRBs; and share insights from a peer support leader’s experience.

Speakers
JM

Julie Mason

Julie Mason was diagnosed with Trichotillomania at age 15. She is an advocate for the BFRB community independently as a contributor to the Huffington Post Canada and through her membership with the Canadian BFRB Support Network as a Peer Support Leader. Julie has her B.Sc. from t... Read More →
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Mary Thomson MSW RSW

Mary Thomson MSW, RSW is a social worker who provides outpatient psychotherapy at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She graduated with her Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario in 1984 and has worked in both inpatient & outpatient hospital menta... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Landmark 3

8:30am

Skin Picking and Perfektionism
An interactive, honest, and hands-on workshop, showcasing my personal skin picking management logs and how to apply them in daily life, discussing the importance of practice and how it’s OK “if practice doesn’t make perfect’, and encouraging participants to embrace imperfection with a perfectionism challenge exercise.

Speakers
LM

Lauren McKeaney

As a compulsive skin picker for over 2 decades, Lauren started the nonprofit Picking Me Foundation in 2016 to advocate the mental illness that not only shaped and scarred her skin but many of her life experiences. Now she has developed a community of dermatillomania sufferers and supporters, offering management techniques through her Fiddle Packs full of fidget toys to promote finger energy off the body, Acceptance Tolerance through understanding that practice... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Majestic H

8:30am

The Art of Self Hypnosis and Hypnosis: Part 1
(This is a two-part workshop. It is requested that those who want to attend Part 2 of the workshop also attend Part 1. )

In part one of this experiential workshop we will explore how self-hypnosis can be used as a tool to help shift you when you are stressed, tired, bored, and or need of a break from the day. Experience relaxing breathing and deepening techniques, the use of imagery, as well as using your senses to help create a safe place to go to whenever you choose to. All these techniques can be useful tools to use when you are home. We will also begin to explore the use of hypnosis as an adjunct to helping manage your pulling/picking.

Speakers
MB

Merrill Black LCSW

Merrill Black, L.C.S.W./ Reiki Master/Hypnotherapist | | Merrill is a cognitive behavior therapist who has been treating patients since 1987. Her private practice is at her healing center, The Temperance Center in Eastchester, N.Y., Merrill works with a diverse population. Am... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Majestic F

8:30am

Adaptations to Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Hair Pulling and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Although Habit Reversal Training (HRT) has been demonstrated as an empirically-based intervention for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), it may not prove effective for all individuals. Drs. Brauer and Rojas will present cases in which typical HRT was adapted to present the unique presentation of clients. Dr. Brauer will present a brief intervention for an emerging adult with Trichotillomania and Skin-picking which incorporated aspects of exposure and response prevention and mindfulness. Dr. Rojas will present an intervention used with a toddler with Trichotillomania, highlighting the use of parent training and generation of developmentally-appropriate language. Drs. Brauer and Rojas will also engage in a discussion of treatment recommendations for individuals with BFRBs, allowing time to answer questions from the audience bout their clinical or personal experience with these behaviors.

Speakers
LB

Lindsay Brauer PhD

Lindsay Brauer, Ph.D., is co-director of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders clinic at the University of Chicago. She is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, as... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Landmark 7

8:30am

Dating Someone who Doesn't Have a BFRB
Do you have a BFRB and are afraid to date because you're worried he/she wouldn't understand? Are you dating or in a relationship, but you're struggling to figure out how to talk to your partner about your BFRB? In this workshop, we will discuss ways to navigate relationships when we are struggling with our BFRBs. The workshop is led by Katie Koppel (a hair puller) and her partner Chris Bannon (a non-hair puller). Together, we will brainstorm ways to get support for your BFRB (in the ways that YOU want), while also making your relationships even stronger!

Speakers
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Katie Koppel

Katie Koppel is a hair puller and mental health activist, as well as a writer of memoir and creative non-fiction. She is a member of TLC and has attended several of its conferences.


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Landmark 6

9:45am

A Brief Intervention for Trichotillomania and Skin-Picking
The presentation will focus on a novel 4 session intervention for mild trichotillomania and skin picking. Strategies discussed include: self-monitoring, competing responses, exposure and response prevention, and mindfulness. A case example will be used to demonstrate these techniques.

Speakers
LB

Lindsay Brauer PhD

Lindsay Brauer, Ph.D., is co-director of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders clinic at the University of Chicago. She is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, as... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Landmark 3

9:45am

Ask the Experts
In this session, panelists and audience members will explore topics and challenges related to the experience and treatment of BFRBs. Patients, family members, and clinicians will have an opportunity to ask their own questions and introduce topics for discussion. Panelists are recognized experts in the field, with expertise spanning BFRB research, medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and adult, child, and family therapy.

Speakers
RG

Ruth Golomb LCPC

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults... Read More →
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Jon E Grant MD JD MPH

Jon E. Grant, M.D., J.D., MPH, SAB Advisory Chair | TLC Scientific Advisory Board | Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience | University of Chicago | Dr. Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Dr. Grant complet... Read More →
MW

Marla W Deibler PsyD MSCP

Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, MSCP is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a private outpatient facility with locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ specializing in the evidence-based treatment of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

9:45am

Get your ACT (and ComB) Together
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used to augment treatment of the Affective, Cognitive and Sensory modalities of the ComB model. You will learn an overview of ACT, how it complements ComB, and ACT-specific interventions. This presentation assumes that attendees will have a basic understanding of the ComB model.

Speakers
DY

David Yood PsyD

Dr. Yood received his doctorate from the University of Denver and completed his predoctoral internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Behavior Therapy Center. Dr. Yood’s areas of clinical interest include Obsessive... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Landmark 6

11:15am

The Art of Self Hypnosis and Hypnosis: Part 2
In part 2 of this experiential workshop we will be going a little deeper in the process of hypnosis. There will be a group hypnosis with a guided induction, the use of deepening techniques, and incorporating suggestions in the hypnotic state.

Speakers
MB

Merrill Black LCSW

Merrill Black, L.C.S.W./ Reiki Master/Hypnotherapist | | Merrill is a cognitive behavior therapist who has been treating patients since 1987. Her private practice is at her healing center, The Temperance Center in Eastchester, N.Y., Merrill works with a diverse population. Am... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

11:15am

Animal Models for Understanding BFRBs
Dr. Garner will provide an overview of current animal models, emphasizing how human and animal work is integrated and complimentary. Recent findings based on this work in the areas of diet, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitters will be discussed.

Speakers
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Joseph Garner PhD

Joseph Garner, PhD | Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine | Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | 
Stanford University, Stanford, CA | Dr. Garner received his doctoral degree from the Department of Zoology at the... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Landmark 3

11:15am

Bringing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Life in the Treatment of BFRBs
The cognitive and emotional toll of living with a BFRB can present challenges to successful treatment. This session will introduce participants to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based treatment augmentation for the enhancement of ComB/HRT. This didactic and experiential workshop will guide participants in the exploration of an individual's relationship to his or her own inner cognitive and emotional struggles in order to facilitate acceptance and behavior change.

Speakers
MW

Marla W Deibler PsyD MSCP

Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, MSCP is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a private outpatient facility with locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ specializing in the evidence-based treatment of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Landmark 5

1:45pm

BFRB Improv
Have fun playing improv games and improvising social situations relating to BFRBs.

Speakers
AP

Annette Pasternak PhD

Annette Pasternak, the author of “Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop," is a certified Holistic Health Coach and practitioner of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) living in Los Angeles, where she enjoys taking improv classes and occasionally performing. Formerly a res... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Majestic A

1:45pm

Reducing the Negative Affects of BFRBs
Having a body focused repetitive behavior is more than just about skin, hair or nails. Many times struggling with BFRBs can affect your mood, your activities, your relationships and the way you feel about yourself. Hear about the different ways that BFRBs might be affecting your life. Then learn about what you may be doing that seems like a good idea, but might not so helpful. Then discover how to develop good coping skills, a better way to think about hair pulling or skin picking and improving your relationships with others…and yourself!

Speakers
RG

Ruth Golomb LCPC

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Landmark 5

1:45pm

Neurobiology of BFRBs
Join Dr. Dougherty in a discussion about the known neurobiological differences between those who have BFRBs, and those who don’t, as well differences between individuals with this picking disorders. Dr. Dougherty will provide insight into why neurobiology is an important component of the BPM Initiative, and what we hope to discover as the BPM gets underway.

Speakers
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Darin Dougherty MD MSc

Director, Neurotherapeutics Division
, Massachusetts General Hospital
 | Associate Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program | 
Director, Mood Disorders Section, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program
 | Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School | | Dr. D... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Landmark 3

3:15pm

Under the covers: Discussing BFRB’s, intimacy, sex and your body.
Intimacy and Sex can be particularly difficult with a BFRB. During this workshop, participants will have a safe and supportive place to learn tools to improve self-esteem, poor body image and vulnerability. This workshop will also discuss an array of respectful ways to express sexuality and intimacy with participant’s partners.

Speakers
KQ

Kimberley Quinlan LMFT

KIMBERLEY QUINLAN is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. During her training and education, Kimberley dedicated much of her research to the study of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Meditation... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Majestic H

3:15pm

BFRB and Sensory Dysregulation
Body-focused repetitive behaviors and Sensory Dysregulation affect millions people world-wide. Some examples of Sensory Dysregulation (over-responsiveness or under-responsiveness to sensory stimuli) include the feeling of hair or skin on the fingertips, picking skin or cuticles, or biting or smelling hair Left untreated, children with BFRBs and Sensory Dysregulation can experience lifelong struggles with hair and/or skin in and a great deal of stress and family discord. This workshop will provide an overview of Sensory Dysregulation and identify how it affects BFRBs. Participants will learn how to identify Sensory Dysregulation as a potential co-morbid condition with BFRBs and how to effectively focus treatment in order to adequately address both conditions

Speakers
RG

Ruth Golomb LCPC

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Landmark 3

3:15pm

A Lapse Is Not A Relapse
Recovering from a BFRB is a process that takes time and the learning of skills. No one does it perfectly and lapses and setbacks are inevitable. Handling them well can make all the difference in reaching your goal. This workshop is intended to show you how to best do this.

Speakers
FP

Fred Penzel PhD

Dr. Fred Penzel is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of | BFRBs and OCD since 1982. He is the executive director of Western Suffolk | Psychological Services in Huntington, Long Island, New York, a private treatment group specializing in body-focused behaviors and O-C related problems, and is a founding member of the science advisory boards of both the TLC Foundation for BFRBs and the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation. Dr. Penzel is the author of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Landmark 7

7:45pm

A Balancing Act: Managing My BFRB and Caregiving Duties (A Support Group)
Finding the time (and the discipline... and the motivation...) to manage your self-care regimen is challenging enough for those of us with BFRBs. But when you are balancing those needs with caregiving responsibilities, it can be even harder. If you are a mom, a dad, an adoptive grandparent, an adult child caring for an aging parent, caring for an ailing spouse/partner - anyone with caregiving responsibilities as well as a BFRB - please join us for a support group in which we will share strategies for creating that balance. Having a BFRB can lead to isolation, feeling like no one else understands your challenges. When you're a caregiver, isolation can become a factor because there are barriers to connection - like who is going to watch my kids/my parent/my partner so that I can get out of the house to go for a walk? In this unique support group, we will come together to create connections with others balancing similar conflicting priorities in addition to BFRBs. We will share strategies for finding time for ourselves, as well as ideas for managing our caregiving responsibilities differently so that we can find time for our self-care.

Speakers
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Tammy Wannemacher

Tammy Wannemacher is the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Trich and Pick Support Group, which she co-facilitated until 2015 when she stepped down to create a support group for mothers of school-aged children. She has four wonderful and very busy children children, ages 11, 8... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Majestic B

7:45pm

Ending Isolation and Shame: Sharing Our Stories of Strength
Through music, journaling and sharing of personal stories workshop attendees will diminish feeling stigmatized and shamed (self, other) for picking.
Instead, attendees will feel empowered to share, bond and strengthen their commitment toward finding more inner peace to recover and resist picking.

Speakers
JB

Jane Bodine LCPC LTd

CBT/ERP/Habit Reversal/Mindfulness therapist in Private Practice in Naperville (also Oak Brook, recently added) for 30 years Ages 3-adult, Ind/Family/Group therapy, | Home/Office/Telehealth, | Treatment for BFRB, TS, OCD, Obsessive Thoughts, Panic, Pandas/Pans, Emetephobia... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Majestic A

7:45pm

I Know what I am, but what are you?
"I know what I am but what are you?"
Is born from my personal experience as a Trichotillomaniac Bold women in society.
I am constantly stopped by strangers complimenting me on how well I wear "The Bald Look" and as I tend to use the opportunity to explain and educate them about the reasons why, many have jumped to discover that they do have trich at some degree.
In this Video presentation I look to document the moment in which they discover that what they do has a name and they are not the only ones in the world that have it. Take a trip with me of discovery and education as I hit the street where people with BFRB will discover something new about themselves by discovering me.

Speakers
M

Milcho

Milcho is a Salvadorian TV &  Music Video Director as well as a Visual Artist & Photographer raised in Miami. Her television work can be seen on major television networks such as MTV, Tr3s, Telemundo, Mun2, Utilisma & La Mega amongst others and as per her music videos, she works... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

7:45pm

Men's Group
An experiential group for men to share their recovery experiences with others. The purpose is to meet other men and see how many of their experiences are very similar.

Speakers
MM

Mike Miller PhD

Dr. Miller is a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experiences, He has worked with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) for the past 6 years after receiving the TLC Professional Training Institute. He has received additional training in treating BFRBs through the In... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Majestic F

7:45pm

The Use of Exposure in the Treatment of BFRBs
Exposure and response prevention (ERP) entails intentionally activating anxiety, “leaning into” or staying with the anxiety while refraining from rituals or compulsive behaviors until distress naturally subsides. As a therapeutic intervention, ERP is widely used to treat anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, with solidly demonstrated efficacy and effectiveness for a variety of presentations and populations. We believe that ERP also has a role in the treatment of BFRBs. In this workshop, the theoretical underpinnings of ERP will be presented, and the rationale for applying to the treatment of BFRBs will be provided. We will discuss two major ways in which ERP can be used in the treatment of BFRBs. The first is to help target urges to pull or pick. ERP can be particularly effective for individuals who pull or pick due to perfectionism or sensory stimuli. ERP can also be beneficial for reducing fear and shame that often accompanies BFRBs, especially when interacting with others. For example, many individuals with BFRBs experience significant anxiety about others finding out or judging them or their appearance. These fears can be alleviated via exposure. Presenters will model this technique via live role-play. Attendees will be invited to ask questions or share their own cases to facilitate discussion of real-world applications. Finally, common pitfalls will be presented to help attendees avoid potential problems.

Speakers
SM

Shala M Nicely LPC

Shala Nicely, LPC is a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in treatment of OCD and related disorders at Cornerstone Family Services in Atlanta. She was keynote speaker for the 2013 IOCDF national conference with the story of her own triumph over OCD, “Is Fred in the... Read More →
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Ashley J Smith PhD

Dr. Ashley Smith has been a senior staff psychologist at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT) since 2009. She holds extensive experience in treating anxiety and OC spectrum disorders across the lifespan, and she facilitates a monthly BFRB support group. She is a f... Read More →
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William C Oakley PsyD

Dr. William Oakley is an Associate Psychologist at the KCCAT. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. He completed his pre–doctoral internship at the Carson Center for Adults and Families and conducted research at Brown University’s Center... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Landmark 5

7:45pm

Using Mindfulness in the Treatment of BFRB’s
In this session, the importance and effectiveness of mindfulness in the treatment of BFRB’s will be discussed. Participants will engage in a mindfulness exercise in order to demonstrate how this technique is utilized. The efficacy of mindfulness as a method to increase cognitive flexibility and decrease shame will be demonstrated.

Speakers
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Elisabeth Brawley MA LPC

Beth Brawley has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. She graduated from Webster University having completed her internship at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility here in the St. Louis area. Ms. Brawley previously worked in a residenti... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
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Sunday, April 23
 

8:30am

Maintaining Momentum In Recovery
In making any major change, the challenge is maintaining the change. This workshop will address how to maintain momentum in your recovery effort. This workshop will include interactive portions in which participants will have the opportunity to meet and share with others.

Speakers
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Sue Price MS LMHC NCC

Sue Price, MS, LMHC, NCC grew up with trichotillomania. She started the first support group in Atlanta in the 1990s and was a member of TLC's Board of Directors until 2011. As a result of being involved with the TLC Foundation, Sue felt called to do more, and went back to school... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
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8:30am

Filling in the Gaps: Behavioral Aspects of BFRBs
In this workshop, we will discuss what we know about the behavioral characteristics of BFRBs and how this knowledge relates to current non-medication treatments such as behavior therapy. We'll also review the current gaps in our understanding of BFRBs and associated problems, how the BPMI study will help us fill these gaps, and how we will use this new information to not only make existing treatments more effective but also to develop new treatments for individuals with BFRBs.

Speakers
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John Piacentini PhD ABPP

John Piacentini, PhD | Director, UCLA Child OCD Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program | UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience | Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA
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Tara Peris PhD

Tara Peris, PhD | Director, BFRB Precision Medicine Initiative | Associate Professor, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
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8:30am

Translating Research Into Clinical Practice
In this workshop, two BFRB researchers will describe what they have learned about BFRB research, and how that information will apply to to clinical treatment of BFRB patients. They will offer tools for assessing treatment needs and discuss the role of comorbid disorders when determining a treatment plan for these disorders.

Speakers
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Jon E Grant MD JD MPH

Jon E. Grant, M.D., J.D., MPH, SAB Advisory Chair | TLC Scientific Advisory Board | Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience | University of Chicago | Dr. Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Dr. Grant complet... Read More →
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Sarah Redden

Sarah Redden is a research coordinator at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience. She works in the Addictive, Compulsive, and Impulsive Disorders (ACID) Lab. She will be starting her PhD in clinical psychology this fall.


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

9:45am

Acceptance, Education and Their Role in Recovery (for Adults)
A panel hosted by hair pullers and skin pickers who share how accepting their disorders has benefited their lives by removing the shame associated with BFRBs. This panel talks about acceptance as an alternative to being pull or pick free and the importance of educating oneself about BFRBs.

Speakers
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Laura Barton

Laura Barton is a writer and mental health advocate from Ontario, Canada. She has lived with mental illnesses, including excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, for most of her life and shares what she has learned in an effort to demonstrate it is possible to lead a full life with m... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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9:45am

Trichotillomania: Giving Voice to Our Trickster Within
Through the mediums of music, journaling and voicing personal experiences of pulling, participants will gain greater understanding of and compassion toward their inner
trickster.

Speakers
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Jane Bodine LCPC LTd

CBT/ERP/Habit Reversal/Mindfulness therapist in Private Practice in Naperville (also Oak Brook, recently added) for 30 years Ages 3-adult, Ind/Family/Group therapy, | Home/Office/Telehealth, | Treatment for BFRB, TS, OCD, Obsessive Thoughts, Panic, Pandas/Pans, Emetephobia... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Majestic C

9:45am

Treatment for Co-Morbid OCD and BFRB’s
In this session, clinicians will learn how to assess and combine treatment methods addressing both OCD and BFRB’s. Exposure and response prevention, mindfulness and habit reversal training will be discussed. Real world examples and techniques of how to apply these treatment methods in sessions will be demonstrated.

Speakers
EB

Elisabeth Brawley MA LPC

Beth Brawley has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. She graduated from Webster University having completed her internship at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility here in the St. Louis area. Ms. Brawley previously worked in a residenti... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
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