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Dr. Sabine Wilhelm is Chief of Psychology and Director of the OCD and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the development, testing, and dissemination of treatments for OC-spectrum disorders. She has over 170 publications on the cognitive functioning, prevalence, and treatment outcome of these disorders. Dr. Wilhelm has also authored or co-authored 6 books. She 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.
She has been the principal investigator or site principal investigator of 7 NIMH-funded research grants and many foundation grants. 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. She has recently accepted a role as Associate Editor for Depression and Anxiety, and she serves on six other editorial boards. She is also currently on the board of directors for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Prior to accepting the Chief of Psychology role at MGH in 2014, she had been the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program at the same institution for 9 years. Dr. Wilhelm was the Chair of the Scientific Review Committee of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, which was held in Boston June 2010.
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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).
The MGH Department of Psychiatry recently named Sabine Wilhelm, PhD, chief of Psychology.
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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