Workshops and Presentations

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Upcoming Workshops / Presentations

It’s all in the family: Using family-based motivational strategies and behavioral contracting to treat OCD. Presented by S.Sassano- Higgins, M.D., B. Van Noppen, Ph.D., & F. Sapp, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 26th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Austin, TX. July 20, 2019.


Want to Beat OCD? Learn Tools and Start Fighting Back!  Presented by F. Sapp., Ph.D. & E. Anderson, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 26th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Austin, TX. July 19, 2019.


Creating a Framework for Treatment of Obsessive Thoughts. Presented by K. Rupertus, Ph.D., F. Sapp, Ph.D., P. Perrin-Hull., Ph.D., & R. Reinardy, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 26th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Austin, TX. July 20, 2019. 

Completed Workshops / Presentations

Introduction to Exposure and Response Prevention: Ways to Implement Effective ERP for Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Presented by T.Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D., F. Sapp, Ph.D & E. Storch, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 25th Annual OCD Conference, Washington, DC, July 27, 2018


Families Unite! Integrating Behavioral contracting and motivational strategies to overcome OCD. Presented by B. Van Noppen, Ph.D., S.Sassano- Higgins, M.D., & F. Sapp, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 25th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Washington, DC. July 27, 2018


Bring Down Your Feeling Temperature! Presented by A. Wagner, Ph.D., & F.Sapp, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 25th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Washington, DC. July 27, 2018


Both Sides of the Couch: Client and Therapist Perspectives on Regaining Control from OCD. Presented by: F. Sapp., Ph.D., S. Johns., & J. Essess., MA.Panel presented at the 25th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Washington, DC. July 27, 2018 


Bring on the Bad Thoughts and Lets Fight Back OCD– Innovative Treatment Planning of OCD with "Taboo" Content. Chair: F Sapp, Ph.D., Presenters: K. McKenney, Ph.D. & and J Slavec, Ph.D. Symposium presented at the 8th Annual Conference of Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Vancouver, BC, May 12, 2018.


Introduction to ERP in Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Presented by F. Sapp, Ph.D., T. Bjorgvinsson, PhD., &  A.Wagner, Ph.D., Workshop presented at the 24th Annual International  Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference., San Francisco, USA, July 7, 2017.


Families Unite: Learn Skills to Join Together to Fight OCD. Presented by B. Van Noppen, Ph.D., S.Sassano- Higgins,  M.D., & F. Sapp, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 24th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference., San Francisco, USA, July 8, 2017.


Scripting for Success. Presented by K. Rupertus, Ph.D., P. Perrin, Ph.D., R. Reinardy, Psy.D., & F. Sapp, Ph.D., Workshop presented at the 24th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference., San  Francisco USA, July 7, 2017.


Group Leader and Supervisor for Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation, November 18-20, 2016, Los Angeles, California.


Families Unite: Learn to Use Behavioural Contracting (English/Spanish Presentation)Presented by B. Van Noppen,  Ph.D., S. Sassano-Higgins, M.D., F. Sapp, Ph.D., & R. Vitale. Workshop presented at the 23rd Annual International  Obsessive-Compulsive  Foundation Conference., Chicago USA, July 30, 2016.


Want to Beat OCD? Learn Tools and Start Fighting Back!. Presented by F. Sapp., Ph.D., & E. Anderson., Ph.D., Workshop at the 23rd Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference., Chicago, USA, July 29 ,  2016.


Families Unite: How to Work Together to manage the Challenges of OCD. Presented by F. Sapp, Ph.D., M. Pato, MD., & P. Merlin., LICSW. Workshop at the 21stth Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive  Foundation Conference., Los Angeles, USA, July 19 , 2014.


How to Beat OCD: Developing an Effective Toolbox. Presented by: F.  Sapp, Ph.D & E. Anderson Ph.D. Workshop at the 21st Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference., Los Angeles, USA, July 18 , 2014.


Introduction to OCD Treatment: Part III: Family, Child and Adolescent Therapy. Presented by T.Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D., F. Sapp, Ph.D & E. Storch, Ph.D. Workshop at the 19th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation  Conference., Chicago, IL, USA, July 27, 2012.


Families Unite: Successful Tools for Managing OCD (Part 1). Presented by M. Pato, MD., F. Sapp, Ph.D., & P. Merlin,  LICSW. Workshop presented at the 19th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive  Foundation  Conference. Chicago, IL, USA, July 28, 2012.


Families Unite: Successful Tools for Managing OCD (Part 2). Presented by M. Pato, MD., F. Sapp, Ph.D., & P.  Merlin, LICSW. Workshop presented at the 19th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Chicago, IL, USA, July 28, 2012.


Life after OCD. Presented by B. Van Noppen, Ph.D, M. Pato, MD, T. Bjorgvinsson, PhD., P. Merlin, LICSW, F. Sapp, PhD. & J. Jencks, LICSW. Workshop at the 18th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive  Foundation Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, July 31, 2011.


Parents Helping Parents: Sharing Creative Strategies and Tips Learned From The Trenches. Presented by F. Sapp, Ph.D., & A. Wagner, Ph.D. Worskshop at the 17th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference. Washington, DC, USA, July 17, 2010.


Introduction to OCD Treatment: Part III: Family, Child and Adolescent Therapy. Presented by T.Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D., F. Sapp, Ph.D & E. Storch, Ph.D. Workshop at the 18th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference., San Diego, CA, USA, July 29, 2011.


How to Beat OCD: Developing an Effective Toolbox. Presented by: F.  Sapp, Ph.D & E. Anderson Ph.D. Workshop at the 19th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference., Chicago, IL, USA, July 27, 2012.


Professional Orientation and Introduction for Treatment Providers Part III: Family, Child and Adolescent Therapy. Presented by T.Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D., F. Sapp, Ph.D & E. Storch, Ph.D. Workshop at the 17th Annual International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference. Washington, DC, USA, July 16, 2010.


Help! Where Do I Start? Presented by R. Zasio, Psy.D., P. McGrath, Ph.D., & F.Sapp, Ph.D. Worskshop at the 17th Annual  International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference. Washington, DC, USA, July 17, 2010.


Working Together to Quiet OCD: Expressed Emotion, Family Accommodation and Behavior Contracting, Part II.- A Workshop for Families. Presented by B. Van Noppen, Ph.D, C. Boudouvas, Ph.D., M. Pato, MD. (Facilitator - F. Sapp, Ph.D as well as other professionals) Workshop presented at the 17th Annual International Obsessive- Compulsive Foundation Conference. Washington, DC, USA, July 17, 2010. 


Parenting Your Anxious Child, Part II: Helpful Hints. Presented by F. Sapp, Ph.D. Parent Workshop presented at local Calgary School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, February 3, 2010. 


Parenting Your Anxious Child, Part I: Understanding Anxiety. Presented by F. Sapp, Ph.D. Parent Workshop presented at local Calgary School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 21, 2009.  


Professional Orientation and Introduction for Treatment Providers Part III: Treating Children and Adolescents with OCD. Presented by T.Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D., D. Powell, Ph.D. & F. Sapp, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 16th Annual Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 1, 2009.   


Working Together to Quiet OCD: Expressed Emotion, Family Accommodation and Behavior Contracting, Part II.- A Workshop for Families. Presented by B. Van Noppen, Ph.D, C. Boudouvas, Ph.D., M. Pato, MD, T.Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D, A. Wagner, Ph.D , F. Sapp, Ph.D., D. Powell, Ph.D. Workshop presented at the 16th Annual Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 1, 2009.


The ABC s of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Presented by F. Sapp, Ph.D. Teacher Workshop presented at local Calgary School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 1, 2009.  


How to talk to Children about OCD so they will listen. Presented by F. Sapp, Ph.D., & R. Zasio, Psy.D. Workshop presented at the 15th Annual Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 1, 2008.

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