About Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Dr. Sabine Wilhelm is the Chief of Psychology and the Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Wilhelm is recognized as a leading researcher in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and has published over 270 articles and reviews on cognitive functioning, prevalence and treatment outcomes of these disorders. She is especially interested in the development and testing of new technologies to treat illness and improve quality of life. Dr. Wilhelm has published seven books on OCD and related disorders.  She 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 past president for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).  Dr. Wilhelm currently serves on eight editorial boards.  Additionally, Dr. Wilhelm is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2018 Dr. Wilhelm received the Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award from the World Medical Innovation Forum at Partners HealthCare for her presentation “Bridging the Mental Health Treatment Gap.” In addition, she was awarded the Aaron T. Beck Award presented by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in 2018.  Dr. Wilhelm has been the principal investigator or site principal investigator of seven NIMH-funded research grants. She is also the principal investigator of several privately-funded clinical research studies investigating medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, digital services, and other treatments for OCD and related disorders in children and adults.

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Richard B. Simches Research Center
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-726-6766
Fax: 617-643-3080

Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Marburg
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Publications

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    Peterson TJ, Sprich S, Wilhelm S (Eds.), The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Springer.  (2015).

    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).