The Conference and Community Awareness event on October 18th will have an afternoon session open to the public for free, 4:15 – 6:30 pm
October 1, 2019 – Rogers Behavioral Health, a leading nationwide, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services, announces its support for the OCD Awareness Week 2019 Day Conference and Community Awareness Event in Miami hosted by OCD Central & South Florida Affiliate on Friday, October 18th, 2019. 
By expanding its presence in Florida with a new clinic in Miami, Rogers Behavioral Health Miami and the OCD Central & South Florida wants to encourage those in the South Florida community to attend the OCD Awareness event, helping anyone affected by OCD, their friends, family members and other supporters of the OCD community. 
“We are honored to be supporting an event that perfectly aligns with one of our primary focus areas at Rogers Behavioral Health Miami,” said Dr. Marcia Rabinowits, Rogers Miami Clinical Director. “As a recognized leader in mental health, Rogers offers some of the most comprehensive programs for OCD and depression in the country. As we continue our mission of leading the industry in outcomes-driven patient care, these type of community events are crucial to our awareness initiatives.” 
The event will be hosted at the Braman Miller Center at the University of Miami located at 1100 Stanford Drive in Coral Gables, FL 33146 on Friday, October 18, 2019. The day conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is geared toward professionals. The community portion is open to the public free of charge from 4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Attendees must register at: 
Keynote speakers and topics include: 
Jedidiah Siev, Ph.D., A Broken Hallelujah: Working Effectively and Respectfully with Individuals Who Have Scrupulosity
Jill Ehrenreich-May Ph.D., Beyond ERP: Identifying and Treating Transdiagnostic Processes in Youth OCD
Marcia Rabinowits, Psy.D., OCD and Major Depressive Disorder: Intrusive Thoughts of Harm, Suicidal Ideation, or Both?
Raul Paulsen, M.D., Obsessing over Needles in the Haystack: OCD, PANS/PANDAS, & Tics: Clinical Presentation and Differential Diagnosis
About Rogers Behavioral Health 
Rogers Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services and is nationally recognized for its specialized psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by the main campus in Oconomowoc, WI, Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for adults, children and adolescents. Earlier this year, Rogers expanded its presence in Florida with a new clinic in Miami at 5805 Blue Lagoon Dr. offering bilingual (English and Spanish) treatment and culturally competent clinicians who understand the variety of cultures present in South Florida’s diverse population.  The Miami clinic offers treatment options for children, teens and adults challenged by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.  For more information, visit
About the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) 
The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and related disorders live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
OCD Central and South Florida Affiliate
Founded in 2016 as an official affiliate of the IOCDF, OCD Central and South Florida (OCDCSFL) is a non-profit organization which seeks to promote the mission of IOCDF on a local level, in Central and South Florida. We work to educate the public and professional communities about OCD, in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of the treatment provided. We also seek to support research on OCD and related disorders, and work to improve access to information and resources for those with OCD and their families.