Christina J Taylor PhD
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment – Exposure and Response Prevention – and evidence based therapy for OCD and OC Related Disorder; CBT for Anxiety Disorders, including Panic Control Therapy; Treatment modalities include in vivo exposure, home visits, teletherapy, and bibiotherapy. Clinical Practice is 85% focused on OCD and OC Related Disorders. Have treated hundreds of individuals with OCD. Provide clinical workshops for professionals and individuals dealing with OCD. Facilitate monthly ZOOM meetings of the Fairfield County OCD Support Group, the group funded by the Connecticut Affiliate of the IOCDF.
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:
Anxiety Disorders – Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Separation Anxiety. Provide CBT and evidence based therapy for Anxiety Disorders. Training has included:
1990-1997 Research Psychologist, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Multicenter Treatment Outcome Study on Panic Disorder, Yale University School of Medicine; Principal Investigators – David Barlow, Scott Woods, Michelle Craske. 1990 Panic Control Therapy Certification, Center for Anxiety Disorders, State University of New York – Albany /Anxiety Disorders Clinic, (David Barlow) Yale University School of Medicine.
Have provided numerous refereed presentations on OCD and Co-Occurring Disorders such as Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder at professional conferences, including the IOCDF, the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) and the Connecticut Psychological Association.
Post-Doctoral Clinical Training 1988-1989 Biobehavioral Institute, Great Neck Long Island with Drs. Fugen Neziroglu and Fred Penzel. Served on Scientific Advisory Board of OCD Foundation 2000-2009. Consultant, Treatment Program for OCD, Director Wayne K. Goodman, M.D., 1992; Founder & Co-Facilitator, Fairfield County OCD Support Group 2004-Present. Clinical Board Advisor OCD CT – Affiliate of IOCDF, Author: OCD – A Workbook for Clinicians, Children, and Teens – Actions to Beat, Control, and Defeat OCD. PESI Publishing, 2016.
1990-1997 Research Clinical Psychologist, Yale University School of Medicine,
National Institute of Mental Health Treatment Outcome Research on Panic Disorder.
Professor of Psychology, Sacred Heart University 1972 – 2019, Dual Specialization in Psychology – Clinical and Social Psychology; Professor Emeritus – Current. Founded and served as Director of Women’s Studies Program; Taught courses on the Psychology of Women; Race, Gender, Class, and Sexual Orientation (Honors/Interdisciplinary; The Holocaust – Literary and Psychological Perspectives (Honors/Interdisciplinary); Images of Women in Film (Honors/Interdisciplinary); Prejudice – Perspectives in Literature and Psychology (Honors/Interdisciplinary). Lead colloquia and panels for students and the community on the Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination.