UCLA Child & Adolescent OCD Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program
The UCLA Child and Adolescent OCD Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program officially opened in July 2009. We operate within the comprehensive child and adolescent OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders treatment and research program at UCLA. Our core staff consists of clinical child psychologists and child and adolescent psychiatrists. All lead therapists are recognized specialists in the treatment of childhood OCD and have extensive training in cognitive behavior therapy and exposure and response prevention techniques. Dr. Bergman joined the UCLA Child OCD program at its inception and has been involved in all aspects of training, supervision, treatment, and research during the last 13 years. She meets with all families in the intensive program and directly supervises all clinical activities. Medication treatment is managed or supervised by Dr. James McCracken, the chief of the child and adolescent psychiatry division at UCLA and an internationally known expert in the area of child OCD. As UCLA is a top ranked teaching university, we are also fortunate to include doctoral interns and child psychiatry fellows specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
While treatment is individualized for each participant, the group context is also a very helpful aspect of our program. Children and adolescents often benefit from meeting other children in their age group with OCD and can use the group for both support and encouragement in reaching their treatment goals. Individual and group rewards are also utilized to increase motivation and provide positive reinforcement toward meeting and maintaining treatment goals.
IOCDF Professional Members at this clinic:
- Lindsey Bergmanm, PhD