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Thursday, April 20
 

6:00pm

 
Friday, April 21
 

10:30am

Check-in and Registration
Friday April 21, 2017 10:30am - 1:30pm
TBA

10:30am

Bookstore Open
Friday April 21, 2017 10:30am - 8:15pm
TBA

2:30pm

Break
Friday April 21, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
TBA

2:45pm

First Time Attendees (Adults/Parents/Teens) Back to Basics: An Introduction and Overview of BFRBs
Dr. Deibler will provide an overview of pulling and picking problems, including the multi-dimensional nature of body-focused repetitive behaviors, current trends in treatment, and how to find an experienced treatment provider. This session is recommended for those attending the conference for the first time.

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 →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Landmark 5

3:45pm

6:00pm

Keynote: State of The Union
Where are we in terms of treatment and understanding of BFRBs, where do we need to go and how will we get there? TLC Scientific Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Jon Grant provides an overview of BFRB research and how TLC's BFRB Precision Medicine Initiative (BPM) will shine a light on promising new directions for understanding and treating these disorders.

Speakers
JE

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 →


Friday April 21, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Majestic D & E

6:45pm

Break
Friday April 21, 2017 6:45pm - 7:00pm
TBA

8:00pm

Break
Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 8:15pm
TBA

9:15pm

Sweet Dreams! We'll see you in the morning!
Friday April 21, 2017 9:15pm - 10:15pm
TBA
 
Saturday, April 22
 

7:00am

Morning Yoga!
Speakers

Saturday April 22, 2017 7:00am - 7:45pm
Washington

7:30am

8:30am

Medications for Hair Pulling & Skin Picking
CE approved. Overview of current pharmacological treatments for BFRBs, including updates on current research and trends, followed by a brief Q & A session.

Speakers
JE

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 →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

8:30am

Bookstore Open
Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 5:30pm
TBA

9:30am

Break
Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
TBA

9:45am

Hair Club for Men & Women: Demo and Q & A
Get an in-depth look into the services offered to those with TTM while Hair Club for Men and Women representatives conduct a demonstration of a hair system placement and answer audience questions about their products.

Speakers

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Majestic G

9:45am

There is an APP for that! How technology can help you with your recovery
Technology can be a great tool for recovery. In today’s culture, we are surrounded with iPhones and Tablets. Why not let them help us? During this workshop, participants will be shown a variety of online and phone friendly apps that can improve your mood, cognitions, behaviors and self-esteem.

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 9:45am - 10:45am
Landmark 7

10:45am

Break
Saturday April 22, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
TBA

11:15am

Diet and Skin Picking: Food that Heals, Ingredients that Harm
I have found that diet can be a contributing factor in skin picking. The food we eat also affects skin conditions as well as general physical and mental health. Learn which foods, food ingredients and eating habits often increase picking and how to change when change is hard.

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 11:15am - 12:15pm
Landmark 6

12:15pm

Lunch
Saturday April 22, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Majestic D & E

1:45pm

Animals in Action: Psychiatric Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals
Animals in Action will step into the world of treating BFRBs (and coinciding disorders) through psychiatric service dogs and emotional support animals. Sufferers will learn from a mother/daughter duo the process of obtaining an animal, training it to alert for BFRBs, and how it impacts their lifestyles.

Speakers
SP

Sarah Pennington

Sarah Pennington, a BFRB Ambassador, has been a sufferer of BFRBs since she was eleven. Sarah has tried every medication and therapy option available, even attending Rogers Memorial Hospital for three months after entering an unbreakable cycle of anxious pulling and depression. A... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

1:45pm

LBGTQQIA Discussion Group
Join this discussion group on the intersection of LGBTQQIA and BFRBs.


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

1:45pm

What is it like to be a research subject?
We would like to do an informational session on what it is like to be a research subject or to be the parent of a research subject. We would not have a powerpoint presentation but instead talk about different aspects of being in a study and then do a Q & A portion.

Speakers
JE

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 →
SR

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.


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Landmark 6

2:45pm

Break
Saturday April 22, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:15pm

BFRB Precision Medicine Initiative Overview
Based on today’s BFRB treatment approaches, a person suffering with hair pulling or skin picking disorder typically has only a 10-20% chance of full remission. The BPM Initiative is designed to increase this treatment success rate to 70% or more. Join this session to learn in detail how the BPM Initiative is structured to achieve this goal, what it has already accomplished, and what is needed for ultimate success.

Speakers
JP

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
JE

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 →
DD

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 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Westmoreland/Kingsbury

4:15pm

Break
Saturday April 22, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

6:00pm

TLC Family Dinner
Saturday April 22, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Majestic D & E

7:30pm

Break
Saturday April 22, 2017 7:30pm - 7:45pm
TBA

8:45pm

Sweet Dreams! We'll see you in the morning!
Saturday April 22, 2017 8:45pm - 9:45pm
TBA
 
Sunday, April 23
 

7:30am

8:30am

Bookstore Open
Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 11:15am
TBA

9:30am

Break
Sunday April 23, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
TBA

10:45am

Break
Sunday April 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
TBA

11:15am

Faces of Success
Successful recovery is why we are all here…but what does that mean? Hear inspiring stories from TLC Community Members and share what success means for you. This is the final and often most powerful event of the weekend. Join all conference attendees as we wrap up our experiences and prepare to return home feeling motivated to continue walking the path to recovery.

Sunday April 23, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Majestic D & E