Edward Plimpton, PhD

256 North Pleasant St., #4
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

Narrative of Services:

My practice is primarily focused on treatment of anxiety disorders in children with a particular interest in OCD. However, I also see adults with OCD since the treatment approach of using cognitive behavior therapy and exposure and response prevention is so similar.

Training Description:

I am a licensed psychologist who has been in practice for 23 years. My practice has focused on the treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders for the past 10 years. I have attended the IOCDF's Behaviora Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and numerous continuing educational seminars on OCD. I have presented talks at the Annual IOCDF Conference in 2004 and 2006, such as "Making Cognitive Behavior Work for Your Child" and I recently published a study on compulsive hoarding in children entitled "Compulsive Hoarding in Children: Six Case Studies" Edward H. Plimpton, Randy Frost, Brianna Abbey, and Whitney Dorer in International Journal of Cognitive Therapy.

The Book Club: OCD Memoirs

Open to: Adults
Meeting Day and Time: To begin in February 2015
Meeting location: Smith College, Northammton, MA 01060
Fee: $100.00
Email: helpforworries@gmail.com

Description: A book club for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder, focusing on memoirs about the struggle with OCD. Decreasing a sense of isolation and providing a source of inspiration is one benefit of reading memoirs. But in this book club, we consider not only how the authors deal with OCD in their own lives but how they find a way to write about OCD. We will consider the different ways in which the writers are able to free themselves from the “OCD Narrative” and create an alternative