UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital – Adult OCD Program

Intensive Treatment Program
Director: Medical Director: Jatinder Babbar, MD, Supervisor: Leah Sufrin, PsyD
100 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

The Adult Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Program of Western Psychiatric Hospital is a specialty clinic, serving adults diagnosed with OCD since 1998. The Adult OCD Program is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), intended to treat more severe cases of OCD. The Adult OCD IOP group meets three times a week for three hours each group session. The IOP provides group therapy to patients; however, each patient follows an individualized treatment plan. The IOP provides Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) treatment and evidenced based intervention in treating OCD. Patients meet with a psychiatrist once a week for medication management. Dr. Jatinder Babbar and Dr. Robert Hudak are the attending psychiatrists for the OCD IOP. This program also utilizes interns and psychiatric residents, as Western Psychiatric Hospital is a teaching facility. Our new Perinatal OCD & Anxiety IOP is an additional service serving adults in the prenatal and postpartum population.

Treatment Planning Process
The entire adult OCD staff meets weekly for treatment planning and education.

Core Treatment Components
Core treatment components include pharmacotherapy and ERP in a group setting 3 hours per day for 3 days a week.
Parents, Family Members, Friends, Teachers, etc. Involvement Family sessions with patients are included in the treatment program and are scheduled as needed.

Treatment of Co-Morbid Disorders
The Adult OCD IOP primarily treats people with OCD but will accept people with OCD spectrum disorders on a case-by-case basis.

Individual Therapy
Patients meet with staff individually for one weekly session during their stay in the IOP.

Length of Stay
The length of stay is determined individually based on progress and continued treatment needs. The average length of stay is 8-10 weeks.

“Census” (i.e., the maximum number of clients seen at any given time)
Full census for this program is 10.

OCD Specialists At This Clinic: