OCD Institute at the Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety at San Diego State University
Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) opened in August, 2006. We have three, full time, Ph.D. level staff clinicians, including the program director, Dr. Nader Amir, and two post-doctoral fellows working under Dr. Amir’s supervision. Dr. Amir is a clinical psychologist who has treated individuals with OCD since 1991. He received his training from Dr. Edna Foa and Dr. Richard McNally, two pioneers in the treatment and research on OCD. The post-doctoral fellows in our program have received specialized training in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders, and have been treating individuals with anxiety disorders since 2001.
The OCD Institute is devoted to the treatment of primary OCD and OC spectrum disorders, as well as any secondary diagnoses of comorbid depression or anxiety disorders (e.g., social phobia). In addition, our staff is actively involved in conducting research on OCD. Although certainly not required to, patients who are interested in participating in research studies may take advantage of the numerous research opportunities offered at our institute.