OCD is one of the most complicated constellations to treat. Every approach (CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory) offers bits of wisdom in understanding this “disorder”, but clients remain deeply distressed and none have looked at the OCD experience through a phenomenological, somatic and relational lens.
In this didactic and experiential workshop, we will deepen our understanding and feel for the developmental and symbolic nature of the OCD experience, its connection to separation anxiety and how a somatic relational approach adds a critical missing piece to these other treatment models and sometimes reconfigures them.
Stacey Klein, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She specializes in treating anxiety, phobias, panic and ocd in children and adults offering a holistic integration of gestalt, developmental somatic, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies that she synthesizes with eastern and western spiritual traditions. Stacey previously worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center for 11 years, most recently in the OCD and Related Disorders programs where she was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy. She has presented at Barnard College, The Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, The Trichotillomania Learning Center, The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute and most recently at the AAGT conference in Asilomar 2014 on new approaches to treating OCD. She runs workshops for clinicians, yoga practitioners, private schools and the public on embodied living.