Book: Students with OCD

Dr. Gail Adams has been a dedicated and essential member of the AFOCD team from the beginning. She is happy to announce the publishing of her new book, Students with OCD. This book is the definitive resource developed to provide education professionals and parents the comprehensive information they need to help students with OCD receive the education they deserve.

Empowered to better recognize, understand and work with OCD, parents, school personnel, and health professionals become the critical link between obsessive-compulsive disorder and education – allowing bright and promising students to realize their full potential.

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Dr. Adams holds a master’s degree in Special Education and a doctorate in Educational Psychology. She has worked extensively in the area of childhood OCD and speaks about the impact of OCD on children and adolescents in the school setting, as well as the role of school personnel in an OCD intervention. Currently, Dr. Adams has an adjunct position as Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Adams enables her audiences to learn in a simple, constructive way what OCD is and how educators, health care workers, students, and the general public can gain practical understanding of OCD and related disorders. She has published several articles on OCD and related disorders including her booklet: School Personnel: A Critical Link in the Indentification and Treatment and Management of OCD .

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We see this tree almost every day on our walk. It must have a tremendous root system to keep it up in storms. And, we do get pretty strong storms here in the winter. It just bends with the wind. I was taught long ago, by a great teacher, that when you are in storm, like anxiety or overwhelm, learn to be like a palm tree ~ bend. Oh, I use my share of emotional roots or tools to calm myself down, but my main tool is to be flexible with myself and with my mind. Fighting only makes it worse for me. I flow or bend with the emotion best I can - and oddly enough the storm settles - and Im still here. JC

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1 week ago

The four-year-old bully called OCD

Ever notice that OCD does not grow old? I mean think about this. At least for me, who has been around this disorder for 35 years, I recently recognized that OCD stays the same age - about four years old. That is, a four-year-old bully always in a tantrum. Even if you are four years old you don’t have to engage with a bully. We all get older but the obsessions and compulsions pretty much stay the same. We become wiser, more aware, more compassionate -but the four year old bully repays the same old bullying messages. “Don't think that or you'll harm someone, keep washing because all germs are bad, you'll get sick if you don’t do what I say” It just goes on and on. It's the same messages I was getting 35 years ago but now I look at OCD as a four-year-old bully and that changes my perspective. Just the thought of a bully mentally pushing me around helps me challenge OCD. It does take practice but we have the power to be the adult in the room. JC <3
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2 weeks ago

The four-year-old bully called OCD

Ever notice that OCD does not grow old? I mean think about this. At least for me, who has been around this disorder for 35 years, I recently recognized that OCD stays the same age - about four years old. That is, a four-year-old bully always in a tantrum. Even if you are four years old you don’t have to engage with a bully. We all get older but the obsessions and compulsions pretty much stay the same. We become wiser, more aware, more compassionate -but the four year old bully repays the same old bullying messages. “Dont think that or youll harm someone, keep washing because all germs are bad, youll get sick if you don’t do what I say” It just goes on and on. Its the same messages I was getting 35 years ago but now I look at OCD as a four-year-old bully and that changes my perspective. Just the thought of a bully mentally pushing me around helps me challenge OCD. It does take practice but we have the power to be the adult in the room. JC
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OCD Coaching Videos are not designed to replace professional OCD Therapy. They are intended to help in the education and coaching for those suffering with OCD. James Callner is an OCD Educator and Coach, teaching from over 35 years of his own recovery experience. The Coaching Videos, Blog Posts and other information on this website are not a replacement for a professional therapist. Mr. Callner contributes his videos to the OCD Treatment Centre in Taunton England. OCD Treatment Centre therapists approve all OCD Coaching Videos. .