Recent Publications


Tiny Docs

Billie vs. Worry Monster

Psychologists at UF’s Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders talked to kids and their parents about what they wished they knew about obsessive compulsive disorder and its treatment and worked with Tiny Docs, an animation company, to develop this cartoon video. Billie tries to enter the bathroom one day, but someone or maybe something is preventing her from entering. There is something lurking in the bathroom. What could it be?

Billie vs Worry Monster title slide to video by Tiny Docs Play Video

Tiny Docs

Billie Goes Back to School

Billie has new tools to help with obsessive compulsive disorder, but how does she explain it to her friends at school? And will the Worry Monster make an appearance at school? Watch this episode to find out.

Billie Goes Back to School by UF Psychiatry and Tiny Docs Play Video


  • Browning, M. E., Guzick, AG., McCarty, R.J., Cooke, D. L., Toledano, S., Olsen, B.T., Guastello, A. D., Barthle M. A., Lazaroe, L.M., & McNamara, J.P.H. (in press). An examination of obsessive-compulsive symptom domains, depression, and quality of life within an online survey sample. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.
  • Guzick, A.G., Reid, A.M., Balkhi, A.M., Geffken, G.R., & McNamara, J. P. H. (2020). That was easy! Expectancy violations during exposure and response prevention for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavior Modification, 319-342.
  • Toledano, S., Guzick, A.G., McCarty, R.J., Browning, M.E., Downing, S.T., Geffken, G., & McNamara, J.P.H. (2020). An investigation of self-esteem in the treatment of OCD. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders, 27, 1-8.
  • Guzick, A. G., Cooke, D. L., McNamara, J. P. H., Reid, A. M., Graziano, P. A., Lewin, A. B., Murphy, T. K., Goodman, W. K., Storch, E. A., & Geffken, G. R. (2019). Parents’ Perceptions of Internalizing and Externalizing Features in Childhood OCD. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 50(4), 692–701.
  • Guzick, A.G.  Cooke, D.L.  Gage, N., & McNamara, J. P. H. (2018). CBT-plus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive-behavioral therapy augmentation strategies for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 19, 6-14. 
  • Reid, A.M., Guzick, A.G., Fernandez, A.G., Deacon, B.J., McNamara, J. P. H., Geffken, G.R., McCarty, R.M., & Striley, C.W. (2018). Exposure therapy for youth with anxiety: Utilization rates and predictors of implementation in a sample of private practice therapists from across the United States. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 58, 8-17.
  • Reid, A. M., Guzick, A. G., Balkhi, A. M., McBride, M., Geffken, G. R., & McNamara, J. P. H. (2017). The Progressive Cascading Model improves exposure delivery in trainee therapists learning exposure therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Advance online publication.
  • Reid, A.M., Bolshakova, M.I., Guzick, A.G., Fernandez, A.G., Striley, C.W., Geffken, G.R., McNamara, J.P.H. (2017). Common barriers to the dissemination of exposure therapy for youth with anxiety disorders. Community Mental Health Journal, 53(4), 432-437.
  • Guzick, A.G., McNamara, J.P.H., Reid, A.M., Balkhi, A.M., Storch, E.A., Murphy, T.K., Goodman, W.K, Bussing, R., & Geffken, G.R. (2017) The link between ADHD-like inattention and obsessions and compulsions during the treatment of youth with OCD. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 1-8.
  • McCarty, R.J., Guzick, A.G., Swan, L.K., & McNamara, J.P.H. (2017). Stigma and recognition of different types of symptoms in OCD. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 64-70.
  • Reid, A.M., Guzick, A.G., Gernand, A., & Olsen, B. (2016). Intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy for comorbid misophonic and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: A systematic case study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 10, 1-9.