Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Chief of Psychology as well as Director of the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (CORD) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is also the Director of the Center for Digital Mental Health in Psychiatry at MGH.
Dr. Wilhelm is recognized as a leading researcher in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Her recent research focuses on the use of cutting-edge technology to improve and personalize mental health care for a range of mental health concerns. Dr. Wilhelm has published over 325 papers and chapters, as well as seven books. She has also given more than 290 lectures on these subjects. Dr. Wilhelm has mentored more than 50 junior investigators in the field. She is currently working on smartphone-based treatments for OCD, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. Her ultimate goal is to use technology-based interventions to enhance global access to high-quality mental health interventions.
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 is past president for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and she was an Associate Editor for the journals Depression and Anxiety and Behavior Therapy. She currently serves on eight editorial boards. She was the Scientific Program Chair of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held in Boston in June 2010. Additionally, Dr. Wilhelm is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Wilhelm received many awards, including the Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award from the World Medical Innovation Forum for her presentation “Bridging the Mental Health Treatment Gap” as well as the Claflin Distinguished Scholar in Medicine Award.
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 a range of psychiatric disorders in children and adults.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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).
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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.
The following are relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose (last 3 years):
- Presenter for the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy in educational programs supported through independent medical education grants from pharmaceutical companies
- Royalties from Guilford Publications, New Harbinger Publications, Oxford University Press, and Springer
- Speaking honoraria and travel reimbursements from various academic institutions and foundations, including the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, the Tourette Association of America, and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
- Professional liability program longevity reward from the American Insurance Trust
- Research grant support from Koa Health, Inc.
- Honoraria for serving in the Scientific Advisory Board Committees for One Mind (PsyberGuide), Koa Health, Inc., and Noom, Inc.