Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the OCD and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wilhelm is also the Co-Director of the Mass General Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence. She is an internationally known researcher in the areas of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), and Tic Disorders.
Dr. Wilhelm has been the principal investigator or site principal investigator of seven NIMH-funded research grants. She is also the principal investigator of several privately-funded clinical research studies investigating medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, digital services, and other treatments for OCD and related disorders in children and adults.
Dr. Wilhelm has published over 250 articles and reviews on cognitive functioning, prevalence and treatment outcomes of these disorders. She is especially interested in the development and testing of new technologies to treat illness and improve quality of life. Additionally, Dr. Wilhelm has published seven books on OCD, BDD, and tic disorders. She authored a treatment manual for BDD “A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Manual for Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” a treatment manual for OCD “Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Guide for Professionals,” and a self-help book “Feeling Good About the Way You Look: A Program for Overcoming Body Image Problems.” She has given more than 220 invited lectures and presentations on these subjects.
Dr. Wilhelm is the Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and she serves on the Scientific Council for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as on the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Science Consortium. Dr. Wilhelm was an Associate Editor for the journals Depression and Anxiety and Behavior Therapy. She currently serves on eight editorial boards.
Dr. Wilhelm is past President for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She was also the Scientific Program Chair of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held in Boston in June 2010. She is the Scientific Committee Member for the 2019 World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, which will be held in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, Dr. Wilhelm is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
In 2002, she was awarded the Claflin Distinguished Scholar in Medicine Award. She was named a Beck Institute Scholar in 2003, and in 2018 she was awarded the Aaron T. Beck Award presented by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in 2018. Additionally, in 2018 Dr. Wilhelm received the Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award from the World Medical Innovation Forum at Partners HealthCare for her presentation “Bridging the Mental Health Treatment Gap.”
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Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Guide for Professionals by Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., and Gail Steketee, Ph.D. Published by New Harbinger Press (2006).
A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Manual for Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., Katherine A. Phillips, M.D., and Gail Steketee, Ph.D. Published by Guilford Press (2013).
Feeling Good About the Way You Look A Program for Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D. Published by Guilford Press (2006).
Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behavioral Intervention Workbook by Douglas W. Woods, Ph.D, John Piacentini, Ph.D., Susanna Chang, Ph.D and Thilo Deckersbach, Ph.D. Published by Oxford University Press (2008).
This book comes in multiple editions: Parent Workbook, Adult Workbook, Children and Adults Therapist Guide. Each edition is specifically tailored to its audience and offers practical suggestions on how to manage Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, including new and up-to-date behavioral interventions.