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The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Jacksonville is a not-for-profit agency. Our mission is to help you and your family find effective treatment and support. As a public service organization, we seek to educate and inform mental health professionals and Jacksonville community about OCD and its related disorders. We serve the communities located in North and Central Florida as well as South Georgia.
The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Jacksonville is an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. You can access their website at: www.iocdf.org.
If you are a professionally trained therapist and you would like our Board to provide information to persons or families of individuals with OCD about your practice, please complete the form available via the Professionals link to the left and mail it to us.
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March 21, 2016

Re: Training Opportunity

Greetings! OCD Jacksonville is offering a unique opportunity. Northeast Florida is in need of mental health professionals who are interested in treating those affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Three scholarships will be offered to Florida licensed psychotherapists (Chapter 490 & 491) to attend the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) to be held in Boston, MA from September 30 to October 2, 2016 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The BTTI is affiliated with the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). Continuing education credits are offered. Three reservations are available for qualified candidates! Registration begins in June 2016.

What you can expect from the training:

  • A faculty of some of the most experienced and well respected clinicians in North America
  • A working knowledge of Exposure and Response Prevention, the evidenced-based treatment for OCD
  • Case supervision
  • A rewarding experience with an intimate classroom environment of 30 colleagues.

What to do to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Submit a ‘Letter of Intent’ to register with the BTTI addressing all bulleted points below
  • Describe your current practice including the types of clients seen and primary treatment philosophy and methodology
  • The reasons for your interest in the training program, including why you should receive a scholarship for the BTTI
  • The current geographic location of your practice with address and telephone number
  • Limit your letter to two typed pages and submit it to OCD Jacksonville at the above address postmarked no later than May 15, 2016.

Candidates who are chosen will receive a scholarship of $1000. Professional membership with the IOCDF is required and at the candidate’s expense. The first $400 is to be allocated strictly for BTTI tuition. The remaining $600 is for travel expenses only. This is limited to lodging and airfare. At the conclusion of the BTTI, the candidate is required to submit a copy of their Certificate of Completion and all receipts for permissible expenses. Reimbursement will occur at that time. Please use the address above for mailing. OCD Jacksonville reserves the right to interview all prospective candidates. Those who are chosen can expect to receive registration instructions by mail.

We are proud to offer this unique opportunity to mental health professionals in Northeast Florida!  The need for qualified OCD therapists is urgent. For questions, contact OCD Jacksonville at the phone number above. PLEASE DON’T DELAY. APPLY TODAY!

Our address and phone number are: OCD Jacksonville, 8495 Bluestem Court, Jacksonville, FL 32244-6025. 1-888-311-0619

SAVE THE DATE: On Friday, October 14, 2016, join us at the Shultz Center for our annual conference. featured guest lecturer is world-renowned author, educator and clinician, Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D. Details to come!

OCD Jacksonville Board Officers

Frank Morelli, MA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
President

Valerie Brink, MA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Vice President

Ashley Beech-Mavrantzas, MSW
Social Work Intern
Secretary

Michael Bennett, MBA, CAP, CPP, ICADC, CCCJS, CCFC
Certified Addictions Professional & Consultant
Treasurer

Mona Bennett, DCPS
ESE Job Coach
Board Member at Large

Kim Vincenty
Mother of Child with OCD
Board Member at Large