“Fair to be Frum: OCD and the Orthodox Jewish Community”

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“Fair to be Frum: OCD

“Fair to be Frum: OCD and the Orthodox Jewish Community”

 

  1. What is OCD?
  2. How do you know if you have it?
  3. Are all OCDs the same?
  4. Why do people obsess and engage in compulsive behavior?
  5. Does Religion cause OCD?
  6. How do you tell if a person is just being Midakdek in Mitzvot or if a person suffers from Scrupulosity OCD?
  7. Is the condition treatable? Does one need medication?
  8. What are some of the techniques you might use in treatment?
  9. What advice can you give family members who are trying to help a loved one suffering from OCD?
  10. Is this treatment consistent with Halacha & the Rabbis? Is there a role for THEM in the treatment?

 

Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, Clinical Director of the Center for Anxiety Relief in Union, NJ  has been a mental health provider since 1995. He specializes in working with a wide spectrum of anxiety and mood disorders including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and perfectionism. He utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral model in approaching treatment. He provides treatment in both English and Hebrew.

Dr. Schwartz received his BA, MA, and PsyD from Yeshiva University. In the past, he has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stern College and Touro College. He has worked at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in Manhattan, Bronx VA Medical Center, Tikvah at Ohel, Penninsula Counseling Center and Pesach Tikvah in Williamsburgh. He is also a non-resident Faculty Scholar at the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health of Duke University (http://www.spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/).

Rabbi Schwartz is also the Rav of Congregation Adath Israel of the JEC, a 175 family member shul in Elizabeth, NJ. He has written a myriad of articles on psychologically-oriented themes especially through the prism of Jewish law and life and has published extensively on the Jewish mind, body and soul and OCD. He continuously lectures on psychology themes and their intersection with religion.

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Schwartz PsyD

Clinical Director

Center for Anxiety Relief

2204 Morris Ave.

Suite 208

Union, NJ 07083

(908) 400-3245

www.njanxietyrelief.com

 

  1. What is OCD?
  2. How do you know if you have it?
  3. Are all OCDs the same?
  4. Why do people obsess and engage in compulsive behavior?
  5. Does Religion cause OCD?
  6. How do you tell if a person is just being Midakdek in Mitzvot or if a person suffers from Scrupulosity OCD?
  7. Is the condition treatable? Does one need medication?
  8. What are some of the techniques you might use in treatment?
  9. What advice can you give family members who are trying to help a loved one suffering from OCD?
  10. Is this treatment consistent with Halacha & the Rabbis? Is there a role for THEM in the treatment?

 

Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, Clinical Director of the Center for Anxiety Relief in Union, NJ  has been a mental health provider since 1995. He specializes in working with a wide spectrum of anxiety and mood disorders including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and perfectionism. He utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral model in approaching treatment. He provides treatment in both English and Hebrew.

Dr. Schwartz received his BA, MA, and PsyD from Yeshiva University. In the past, he has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stern College and Touro College. He has worked at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in Manhattan, Bronx VA Medical Center, Tikvah at Ohel, Penninsula Counseling Center and Pesach Tikvah in Williamsburgh. He is also a non-resident Faculty Scholar at the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health of Duke University (http://www.spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/).

Rabbi Schwartz is also the Rav of Congregation Adath Israel of the JEC, a 175 family member shul in Elizabeth, NJ. He has written a myriad of articles on psychologically-oriented themes especially through the prism of Jewish law and life and has published extensively on the Jewish mind, body and soul and OCD. He continuously lectures on psychology themes and their intersection with religion.

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Schwartz PsyD

Clinical Director

Center for Anxiety Relief

2204 Morris Ave.

Suite 208

Union, NJ 07083

(908) 400-3245

www.njanxietyrelief.com

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Dr. Jonathan Schwartz PsyD

Website URL:

www.njanxietyrelief.com

 

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