Jonathan S Abramowitz PhD


IOCDF Scientific Advisory Board Member

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
ADA Accessible
Phone: 919-283-2320
Narrative of Services:

My practice is about 75% focused on OCD and I do individual therapy using exposure and response prevention, ACT, and cognitive therapy techniques. I work with adults and families/couples and I have evaluated and treated hundreds (if not over a thousand) people with OCD. More information about my practice is available at

Training Description:

I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1998 and completed several years of intensive training in the treatment of OCD using CBT/ERP. Over the past 20 years have become recognized as one of the foremost experts in the world on OCD and its treatment and I now train students and colleagues. I have published 20 books and over 200 research articles, and I serve as BTTI faculty, give workshops, and lead consultation groups for IOCDF. I also served as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. More information about my professional accomplishments can be found at

Diversity Statement:

I am affirming of diversity broadly defined, including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender identity, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, and physical ability. As relevant to each person, and as desired by each patient, I am eager to learn about one’s diversity and tailor treatment to the preferences of the individual.

In my role as a professor and trainer, I am responsible for teaching and training students and therapists to understand diversity and to take a stance of cultural humility–which means appreciating that not everyone shares the same traditions, beliefs, values, and preferences. In my role, I have also completed many courses and training experiences around cultural competency and working with diverse populations.