OCD TEXAS is a nonprofit support and advocacy organization for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. We are dedicated to bringing together OCD sufferers, their families and friends, researchers and treating professionals across Texas, in order to:
Since our kickoff conference in Austin, Texas, in October 2010, we've held conferences in Dallas Fort Worth (February), Houston (May), and Austin (October), as well an annual "Roundup" meeting at the annual conference of the International OCD Foundation (July); see "Past events" for highlights.
We answer hundreds of phone calls and emails throughout the year from people seeking information about OCD resources in Texas. We also support local support groups currently meeting anywhere in Texas.
In 2012 we awarded our first Research and Professional Development Awards to support research on OCD as well as professional development training for clinicians currently practicing in Texas to become OCD treatment experts. We are offering scholarships for Texas therapist attending the next Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) -- an in-depth 3-day training program in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for OCD -- in Houston March 22–24, 2013.
In conjunction with International OCD Awareness Week in October each year we sponsor and support special awareness-raising events throughout the week. See "Recent events" for highlights of these events in 2012, including our OCD Conference in Austin Oct 13, "Washing Away Myths and Stereotypes about OCD - And Secrecy and Shame".
In the weeks leading up to OCD Awareness Week this year, we created the onsite and online OCD Film Festival. To take a look at how OCD is portrayed in film, we selected feature films, short films, and animated films, with reviews and discussion by members of the OCD community. By popular demand, we've left the "virtual" film festival site active, so you can still view the films and then join in the important conversation about how we can begin to wash away the myths and stereotypes associated with this serious but treatable disorder.
OCD TEXAS is a local affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). We need your help! Please consider supporting our mission of compassion and hope by volunteering to help with conferences, member support, or outreach, or by becoming a member, or by making a tax-deductible donation. Thank you!
"Dare to believe together we can make a difference"