In this episode, I chat with Dr. Lisa Coyne, who is the Founder and Senior Clinical Consultant of the McLean OCD Institute for Children and Adolescents at McLean Hospital and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is the Founder and Director of the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (NECOA), she is the President of the Association of Contextual Behavior Science, and is on the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. She is also a licensed psychologist and a peer-reviewed ACT trainer. She has authored multiple articles and chapters on ACT with children and adolescents and is a co-author of the books Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide for Supporting Parents, and The Joy of Parenting. Her new books, Stuff That’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiraling When OCD Gets Noisy and Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face your Fears and Do It Anyway.

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Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. Lisa Coyne Website

Dr. Lisa Coyne Facebook

Dr. Lisa Coyne LinkedIn

Dr. Lisa Coyne Twitter

Learn to Thrive Blog

Column by Dr. Lisa Coyne

Stuff That’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiraling When OCD Gets Loud by Dr. Lisa Coyne

Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears and Do It Anyway by Dr. Lisa Coyne

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide for Supporting Parents by Dr. Lisa Coyne and Koa Wittingham

CDC Report: Health Equity Considerations & Racial & Ethnic Minority Groups

NPR Report: What Do Coronavirus Racial and Ethnic Disparities Look Like State by State?

The International OCD Foundation

OCD Peers: Online Peer Support for OCD

The OCD Stories Podcast with Stewart Ralph

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage: Ted Talk by Susan David

The Argenal Institute Website

The Whole SELF Lifestyle for Working Parents by Sarah Argenal

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