Anxiety treatment camp
“Fear Facers” is a week-long full-day summer therapeutic camp aimed at reducing OCD and anxiety symptoms that is run by the UF Center for Obsessive-Compulsive and Anxiety Related Disorders, one of our close collaborators. The camp is heavily grounded in exposure therapy. Currently, our team is examining the efficacy of the camp in treating children with a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Future camps will be used to help determine the added value of implementing token economies as motivational tools for engaging in exposures and whether it affects treatment outcomes. To learn more about our camp, visit: https://ufhealth.org/fear-facers-summer-camp/
CBT for Anxiety Review Toons (CARTOONS)
In this study, we conducted interviews and focus groups with adolescents who have undergone CBT treatment and their parents in order to learn what about they think is important to know about CBT for future patients. The information gathered in this study informed the creation of short education videos about CBT which will then be provided to new patients to use for psychoeducation. Our aim is to analyze the interview content to find reoccurring themes related to anxiety and the CBT therapeutic experience.
Current study in preparation aimed at determining the prevalence of OCD symptoms during the peripartum period, examining the feasibility of an interdisciplinary model focused on assessment and early intervention of peripartum OCD, and evaluating treatment outcome in this population.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinical Databank
The purpose of this study is to create a databank for routine measures of child behavior and parenting behaviors and attitudes given to patients undergoing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in order to assess treatment outcomes.
Psychological Impact of COVID
Two online surveys have been conducted to assess the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One study investigated adaptive and maladaptive responses to the pandemic and psychological correlates. Another study investigated the impact of quarantining on relationships, including parent-child and romantic relationships. These studies are in the analysis phase.
Hoarding Disorder Perspectives
Two studies were run to gain insight into the perspectives of providers and researchers and those with clutter problems on Hoarding Disorder. Interviews are still being conducted for the clinical population and qualitative analyses have begun on the clinician and researcher sample.