News and Updates
The Gateway Institute is constantly trying to help spread awareness of OCD within our community. This page is for upcoming events and OCD news.
The Gateway Institute has some exiting news!
We are very pleased to announce that The Gateway Institute in Costa Mesa, California is expanding its practice into the Phoenix area beginning September 5, 2016. After receiving countless inquiries for treatment over the past few years from this area, we felt it was finally time to initiate our expansion to Maricopa County. The Gateway Institute is committed to bringing accessible treatment for OCD and related conditions to as many people as possible. Gateway’s programs will continue to cater to individual needs and include an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), weekly treatment programs, individual groups and family groups to assist everyone that is being affected by OCD and related conditions . Our offices will be conveniently located off the 101 Fwy. on E. Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale, Arizona.
We take great pleasure in making this announcement and we will continue to strive to provide the highest quality of care and support for everyone that attends our clinic.
For more information, click here.
July 18-20th 2014
Come join The Gateway Institute at the 21st annual IOCDF conference.
Since 1993, the Annual OCD Conference has been the only national meeting focused solely on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. The unique event allows people with OCD and their loved ones to learn about the latest OCD treatment and information alongside the mental health professionals who care for them.
The conference features more than 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars as well as nearly two-dozen support groups and various evening events. Our presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field, as well as people with OCD and family members sharing their stories about life with OCD.
This year is our 21st Annual OCD Conference — we hope that you will join us to make this our best conference yet!
For more information about the IOCDF Conference click here.
On Saturday, June 14, 2014, The Gateway Institute is hosting an Open House Mixer for the Southern California Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in our newly expanded offices in Costa Mesa, California. Please join us for this exciting event!
Jim Sterner, Director of Gateway Institute and President of the Southern California Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to the mission of increasing awareness and understanding of OCD throughout Southern California by sponsoring this event and other educational programs offering support and a sense of community with other OCD sufferers and their families.
We are pleased to welcome to our mixer, guest speaker, Sarosh J. Motivala, Ph.D., Director of Training for UCLA’s OCD Treatment Program. Dr. Motivala will address details of Exposure Therapy and its importance in the treatment protocol of managing OCD. In addition, Chris Trondsen, distinguished speaker on OCD, will join us to share his personal journey and miraculous recovery from OCD. We will also hear from Chris’ mother as she shares her first-hand account from a family member’s perspective.
We encourage you to attend with friends and family who are interested in learning more about OCD, the IOCDF Southern California Affiliate and the International OCD Foundation conference in Los Angeles July 16-18, 2014. You will also have the opportunity to meet others with OCD and their families, as well as local doctors and therapists.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Southern California IOCDF has a new website. You can check it out here www.ocdsocal.org