The Child OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is a world-renowned clinical research and training program that also provides state-of-the art evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents up to age 17 with anxiety and related disorders. Clinical trials test new treatment options while exploring the neurobiological, psychological and genetic underpinnings of OCD, anxiety and tic disorders. Eligible children may receive treatment through one of the program’s ongoing clinical trials. Please see below for information about current research opportunities.
Current Research ProjectsOCD
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Richard Rosen Lecture
John Piacentini, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
- Identify family behaviors that are associated with poorer outcome in childhood OCD.
- Recommend appropriate family therapy interventions to patient families likely to benefit.
- Provide referral to appropriate providers and coordinate care.
- Identify cultural and ethnic factors in family behaviors that may impede progress.
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Karron Maidment, program coordinator for the obsessive-compulsive clinic at the Semel Institute, was quoted in a July 16 Los Angeles Times article about hoarding.