Assessment and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD "symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships."

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Event Description

This presentation will cover the evidence based assessment and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. The intervention focus will be on cognitive behavioral therapies, including exposure and response prevention for OCD. The phenomenology of OCD will be briefly reviewed and de-identified clinical examples will be discussed.


Shannon Bennett, PhD

Shannon Bennett

Shannon Bennett, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Bennett serves as the Site Clinical Director of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Youth Anxiety Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Director of the Tourette Syndrome Center of Excellence at Weill Cornell. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bennett works with children, adolescents, adults and families suffering from anxiety, tics, OCD and related conditions. She also teaches, writes, and presents internationally on these topics. Dr. Bennett’s primary research interests include the development, evaluation, and dissemination of cognitive behavioral treatments for anxiety, OCD and tic disorders, testing the efficacy of novel treatments for these disorders, and better understanding mechanisms involved in symptom change.  

Dr. Bennett contributed to several cognitive-behavioral treatment and research programs at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and was a Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Pediatric OCD Intensive Treatment Program at UCLA before joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Bennett also led a multi-disciplinary research team focused on the psychosocial needs of women who experience perinatal loss and earned a National Research Service Award for this research effort.  Dr. Bennett has been honored with a Career Development Leadership Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette Association of America.

May 22, 2023
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