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OCD with Mike Emlet (Part 1)

June 5, 2017



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“Obsessive-compulsive disorder might be the most joked-about of all the psychiatric labels. ADD probably isn’t far behind. But OCD tends to get brought up a lot in conversation, but also tends to be quite poorly understood. I find that it sounds weird, very strange to most people when they hear about it or think about it. What’s interesting is, if you spend time around people who have been given the diagnosis of OCD, the more you talk to them the more you understand what’s going on, and the more you find connections between their experience and your own. So today is going to be part one of a two-part series looking at obsessive-compulsive disorder. The first part is going to ask the question, ‘what is OCD?’ The second part will be, ‘how can we help people who struggle.’” Host, Alasdair Groves

This is part 1 of a 2 part series: Part 2

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Alasdair Groves

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Alasdair is the Executive Director of CCEF, as well as a faculty member and counselor. He has served at CCEF since 2009. He holds a master of divinity with an emphasis in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Alasdair cofounded CCEF New England, where he served as director for ten years. He also served as the director of CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling for three years. He is the host of CCEF’s podcast, Where Life & Scripture Meet, and is the coauthor of Untangling Emotions (Crossway, 2019).

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Mike Emlet


Mike is a faculty member and counselor at CCEF, where he has served since 2001. He holds a doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to joining CCEF, Mike worked as a family physician for eleven years. He has particular interests in working with ministry leaders and with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. He has published numerous books, including CrossTalk (New Growth Press, 2009), Descriptions and Prescriptions (New Growth Press, 2017), and Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners (New Growth Press, 2021).

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