Child OCD Intensive Treatment Program

UCLA IOP is a separate program than the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders program. This is a more intensive treatment program designed for families looking for more rigorous treatment than the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders program. UCLA IOP offers daily group and individual intervention for youth ages 8 to 17 with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The program provides Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) strategies, utilizing empirically validated Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). The program operates Monday-Thursday 2-5 p.m. For more information, please contact Sisi Guo at (310) 206-4875 or

This intensive program offers twelve hours of treatment per week, including

  • Individually tailored graduated exposure
  • OCD education
  • Cognitive coping skills
  • Mindfulness and relaxation
  • Problem solving and relapse prevention
  • Parent education and training
  • Parent support groups

Director: Susanna Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Director: Sisi Guo, Ph.D.
Director of Research: John Piacentini, Ph.D.
Medical Director: Erika Nurmi, M.D., Ph.D.


Availability: Monday-Thursday 2-5 pm

Financial advisors are available to assist with determination of insurance benefits and many insurance plans provide coverage for this program. Self-paying clients are also welcome. For information & appointments, please call Sisi Guo at (310) 206-4875 or


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If you would like to make a gift to the Child OCD Intensive Treatment Program, please make the check payable to “The UCLA Foundation” and write “Fund 626110” in the memo line. The check can be sent to Development as follows:

Amy Drizhal
Senior Director of Development, Neuroscience
The UCLA Foundation
PO Box 7145
Pasadena, CA 91109-9903

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