OPG Resources

OPG Webinars

Title: Managing Client Fear and Resistance During This Time of Uncertainty


COVID-19 has impacted the markets, our schools and our families in ways that would have been unimaginable six months ago and unsurprisingly, individuals are experiencing a range of emotions from fear to anger to anxiety. As trusted advisors, you may be helping clients who are struggling to keep businesses afloat or experiencing nervousness on behalf of vulnerable family members. It can feel overwhelming to absorb the weight of client fears, while  doing the same with individuals in your personal network.

Join Arden O’Connor, Founder & CEO of O’Connor Professional Group, and Diana Clark, Chief of Clinical Operations at O’Connor Professional Group, for a humor-filled webinar about how to help “calm the waters” with anxious clients during this time. This webinar will focus on the following areas:

  • Typical physical and emotional reactions to anxiety
  • Evidence-based practices to manage anxiety with practical tools and resources
  • Creative approaches to quelling fears with clients and with families
  • Resources for people experiencing situational anxiety and those with General Anxiety Disorder




Title: Staying Sequestered and Sane


Whether we are balancing remote work obligations with increased domestic obligations (i.e. homeschooling), or adjusting to the return of the interrupted college student (without any of their ordinary social outlets available), this time is challenging even the strongest of our family systems. It can be difficult to maintain a sense of humor, patience, compassion and find a potential “silver lining.”

This webinar will share a range of tools for families to use this time as an opportunity to establish healthier family dynamics.  Using both humor and science, Diana Clark, Chief of Clinical Operations at O’Connor Professional Group this webinar will share a range of tools and strategies to enhance the functioning of families during this time of isolation and togetherness. Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Practical strategies for managing feelings as a family
  • Creating realistic schedules & setting appropriate boundaries
  • Interactive family activities and opportunities designed to build resilience
  • Uncovering and tapping into the “positives” of difficult


Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic


National Behavioral Health Resources

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Therapist and Provider Locator Services




Substance Use Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
The Recovery Village
Narcan Resources
Treatment Match
Suboxone Resources and Information 


Eating Disorder Resources

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Mental Health America


Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Psychology Today: Therapist Search
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Adolescent Health Resources


Autism Resources

Autism Speaks
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)
Autism Resource Central
National Autism Center


Media Resources

To check out more of our media resources, go to our YouTube Channel.

An Interview With Arden O’Connor: Leading Families Out of Crisis

Addiction Effects on Wealthy Families & Family Firms – OPG’s Arden O’Connor & Diana Clark discuss unique issues, scenarios, and challenges that wealthy families and firms often face when dealing with addiction and substance abuse issues.

Family Businesses with Family Members in Trouble – OPG’s Arden O’Connor talks about how someone struggling with substance abuse who is also a member of a high net worth family and/or part of a family business can add to the chaos of a loved one struggling with addiction.

Purposeful Planning Institute – OPG’s CEO Arden O’Connor presents on how OPG help’s families and individuals at the Purposeful Planning Institute.

WSJ Podcast – CEO and Founder Arden O’Connor talks with the Wall Street Journal about how wealthy families can identify and address substance abuse issues.


Wealth Advisor Resources

When Addiction Surfaces in Beneficiaries and Client Offspring – Trust & Estates Magazine, August 2015

Rethinking Trustee Responsibility For Addicted Beneficiaries – Trust & Estates Magazine, March 2018