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Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program

  • Phone: 617-726-6766
Departments
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
Treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder
Treatment of body dysmorphic disorder
Treatment of tourette and tic disorders
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
PhD, University of Marburg
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gender
Female
Foreign Languages
German
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Sabine Wilhelm, PhD is a Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of the OCD and Related Disorders Program and Director of the Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an internationally known researcher in the areas of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), and Tic Disorders.

Dr. Wilhelm has been the principal investigator or site principal investigator of 7 NIMH-funded research grants. She has published over 140 articles, reviews, and chapters on the cognitive functioning, prevalence, and treatment outcome of these disorders. Dr. Wilhelm recently authored a treatment manual for BDD entitled: A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Manual for Body Dysmorphic Disorder. She also published a treatment manual for OCD entitled: Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Guide for Professionals. In addition she wrote the self-help book Feeling Good About the Way You Look: A Program for Overcoming Body Image Problems.

Dr. Wilhelm is the Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and she serves on the Scientific Council for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as on the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Science Consortium.  Dr. Wilhelm is an Associate Editor for Behavior Therapy and she serves on several other editorial boards.

She was the Chair of the Scientific Review Committee of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, which was held in Boston June 2010. Dr. Wilhelm was recently elected as a Representative-at-Large for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Books

Wilhelm S, Phillips KA, Steketee G. A cognitive behavioral  treatment manual for body dysmorphic disorder. New York, Guilford Press (2013). 
 
Woods D, Piacentini J, Chang S, Deckersbach T, Ginsburg G, Peterson A, Scahill L, Walkup J, Wilhelm S. Managing tourette syndrome: A behavioral intervention adult  workbook (Treatments that work). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2008).
 
Woods D, Piacentini J, Chang S, Deckersbach T, Ginsburg G, Peterson A, Scahill L, Walkup J, Wilhelm S. Managing tourette syndrome: A behavioral intervention parent  workbook (Treatments that work). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2008).
 
Woods D, Piacentini J, Chang S, Deckersbach T, Ginsburg G, Peterson A, Scahill L, Walkup J, Wilhelm S. Managing tourette syndrome: A behavioral intervention for  children and adults: Therapist guide (Treatments that work). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2008).
 
Wilhelm S. Feeling good about the way you look: A program for overcoming  body image problems. New York, NY: Guilford Press (2006).
 
Wilhelm S, Steketee G. Cognitive therapy for obsessive compulsive  disorder: A guide for professionals. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press (2006).

Behavioral intervention can reduce tics in adults with Tourette syndrome

Specially designed comprehensive behavioral therapy is more effective than sessions offering patient support and education in helping adults with Tourette syndrome manage their tics – sudden, repetitive motions or vocalizations – according to a new study.

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Phone: 617-726-6766
Fax: 617-643-3080

Richard B. Simches Research Center
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Phone: 617-726-6766
Fax: 617-643-3080

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