Listen to interviews with experts on a wide variety of subjects related to anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other disorders.

 

OCD in People With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath

Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches for for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders. Her research with colleagues at Kings College London has focused on studies of people with autism, in particular trying to adapt or develop effective psychological interventions for anxiety, OCD, and other emotional disorders.

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Hoarding in Older Adults

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Gail Steketee, PhD
Dean and Professor
Boston University School of Social Work
 
Dr. Steketee describes the prevalence of hoarding in older adults, what can trigger it, and what family members can do to get help for a loved one.

She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and has authored hundreds of articles and chapters on anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.

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CBT and Psychopharmacology for OCD

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Peggy Richter, MD

  • Associate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Head, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
  • Director, Clinic for OCD & Related Disorders, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Affiliate scientist, Neurosciences Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Associate Professor, department of psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Associate Member, graduate faculty, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Dr. Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD.

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Treating Selective Mutism

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Steven M.S. Kurtz, PhD, ABPP

Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC
New York, New York

Founder of the Brave Buddies Program  

Dr. Kurtz discusses the success of tailored intensive treatment for children with selective mutism, and how kids are cured.

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Using DBT Skills to Reduce Emotion Dysregulation and Reactivity in Children, Adolescents, and Parents

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Pat Harvey, LCSW-C 

Private practice in Rockville, Maryland
Cofounder of the Metro DC DBT Consortium

Ms. Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.

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New Research in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

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Stefan Hofmann, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Director
Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory

Director, Social Anxiety Program
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

Dr. Hofmann's recent research has uncovered a novel application of the drug d-cycloserine to treat social anxiety disorder.

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Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety and Comorbid Disorders

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Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Roemer explains mindfulness skills and how people can learn to apply them to daily living, and she describes how acceptance-based behavioral therapies are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy With Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents

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Mark Reinecke, PhD, ABPP, ACT
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chief, Division of Psychology
Northwestern University

Dr. Reinecke addresses adolescent suicide, what family and friends can do to prevent it, as well as effective treatment strategies for depressed adolescents.

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Understanding Anxiety in Children

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Jenny C. Yip, PsyD, ABPP

Executive Director, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, USC - Keck School of Medicine
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program

Dr. Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment.

 

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C. Alec Pollard, PhD

Helping the Families of Those Who Refuse Treatment

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C. Alec Pollard, PhD

Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center

Professor, Community and Family Medicine, St. Louis University

Author and coauthor of more than 80 publications about anxiety disorders and related topics

Dr. Pollard explains a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.

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