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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

This session is part of Judaism, Health, and Healing, a daylong Chicago Community Resource Conference addressing issues and providing resources on health-related topics that impact every individual and every family. The conference features experts in the fields of healthcare, law, and Jewish studies. 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
is a Session 1 selection (takes place 9 am – 10:30 am)

Presented by Dr. Neil Bockian.

Obesessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety disorder that creates cycles of thought and behavior that can disturb regular functioning. This can lead to the need for the repetitive performance of various routines or compulsions to prevent or dismiss obsessive thoughts. OCD behavior can manifest in many ways and pervade into various realms, including religious life. In this session, we explore standard definitions and treatment of OCD through the examination of several case studies.
Participants will learn about:
  • biological, psychological, and social causal models of OCD
  • medications and therapies to address OCD, including traditional drug regiments, natural remedies, and hypnosis
  • how to utilize case studies to diagnose and treat OCD
  • recent cases that provide insight into current understanding and debate about aspects of OCD

Neil Bockian, PhD has been a professor of Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine since 1995, first at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and then at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he now serves as director of the concentration in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. Bockian has been a practicing clinical psychologist since 1990. He is well-versed in numerous forms of treatment and is the leading author of three books on this topic: Personality Guided Therapy for Depression (American Psychological Association Press, 2006), New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder (Three Rivers Press, 2002), and The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2001). He has applied his approach to the treatment of people with medical problems, such as chronic pain, spinal cord injury, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. He is also an American Association of Clinical Hypnosis Level 3 hypnotist, with training in mindfulness and meditation and a certification in Neurofeedback.


Offered by Spertus InstituteDePaul
University College of Law Center for
Jewish Law & Judaic Studies
, and
University of Illinois at Chicago College 
of Medicine
in cooperation with the 
Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
the Center for Jewish Genetics, and 
Metro Chicago Hillel, with foundation 
support through The Charles 
& M.R. Shapiro Foundation.

DePaul University College of Law 
is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This conference has been approved
for up to 6.5 hours of General Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.
The cost for these optional credits is $54.00 in addition to the pricing at left.

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This conference has been approved for up to 6.5 hours
of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
The cost for these optional credits is $54.00 in addition
to the pricing at left.