Jonathan B. Grayson, Ph.D. is the founder of The Grayson LA Treatment Center for Anxiety & OCD and adjunct faculty in the USC Keck School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry. For more than 35 years he has been specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and is a nationally recognized expert and author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty, a self-help guide for sufferers. In October of 2010, the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies gave his book, Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the Self Help Book of Merit Award, recognizing his book as providing sufferers with the highest level of information about the best practices treatment for OCD. Dr. Grayson has presented workshops and has written numerous articles and book chapters for both professional and lay audiences, including two manual/ videotape sets made for the OC Foundation (The GOAL Handbook: Running a Successful Support Group for OCD and How to Recognize and Respond to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in School Age Children). His work and expertise has been featured in national media including, People Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Nightline. He serves on both the Scientific Advisory Board and the Speakers Bureau of the OC Foundation. In 1981, along with Gayle Frankel (the former president of the Philadelphia Affiliate of the OC Foundation), he started the first support group in the country for OCD, to which he still donates his time. On July 17, 2010 the International OCD Foundation awarded Dr Grayson the Patty Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award for his devotion and contributions to the treatment of those with OCD. Finally, he has the distinction of being the first and possibly the only professional to run a yearly OCD camping trip.Read more Read less
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