Paul Malkin, MSW

Social Worker
5435 College Avenue
Oakland, California 94618

Narrative of Services:

In my practice I provide ERP as my main treatment focus for patients with OCD. I often also provide Imaginal Exposure where appropriate. I have been using a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an introduction to basic ways of learning to cope with anxiety. Usually with some of the OC related disorders, like Trichotillomania and skin picking, I would use Habit Reversal as the major treatment modality.

Training Description:

I have gone to numerous workshops on OCD as well as received consultation from several therapists who specialize in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Through Kaiser Permanente, a large HMO, I went to a training through the International OCD Foundation a number of years ago. Both at Kaiser, as well as in my private practice, I have worked with numerous patients who have OCD or OC related disorders.