Program & Intake Information
The UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for children and teens with severe OCD and their families. The Pediatric OCD IOP offers daily group and individual intervention for youth ages 8 to 17 with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The program provides Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) strategies, utilizing empirically validated Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). The program operates Monday-Thursday 1-4 p.m. For more information, please contact the IOP team at (310) 206-4875 or [email protected].
This intensive program offers twelve hours of treatment per week, including
- Individually tailored graduated exposure
- OCD education
- Cognitive coping skills
- Mindfulness and relaxation
- Problem solving and relapse prevention
- Parent education and training
- Parent support groups
- Medication management (if needed)
Meet Our Team
Medical Director: James McCracken, MD
Director: Susanna Chang, PhD
Dr. Susanna Chang is the Director of the Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and an Associate Health Sciences Professor of Child Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute. Her clinical work centers on empirically supported treatments for pediatric OCD, tic, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Chang’s research interests include investigations into the neurocognitive correlates of treatment response in childhood tic, OCD and related conditions as well as how cognitive training paradigms like attention bias modification may help to improve disorders such as OCD and anxiety. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico and completed her post-doctoral training at UCLA. Dr. Chang has received federally funded grants from National Institute of Mental Health to study pediatric OCD, anxiety, and tic disorders.
Associate Director: Sisi Guo, PhD
Sisi Guo, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Guo’s clinical and research interests are in the training and delivery of evidence-based treatments for youth and families, with a particular focus on anxiety and OCD-related disorders.
Clinical Psychologist: Danielle Cornacchio, PhD
Dr. Danielle Cornacchio is a staff psychologist in the Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Dr. Cornacchio’s clinical and research interests focus on evidence-based and intensive treatments for children and teens with OCD, anxiety, and disruptive behaviors. Dr. Cornacchio received her PhD from Florida International University and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at UCLA Semel Institute.
If you would like to make a gift to the Child OCD Intensive Treatment Program, please make the check payable to “The UCLA Foundation” and write “Fund 626110” in the memo line. The check can be sent to Development as follows:
Assistant Director of Development, Neuroscience
UCLA Health Sciences Development
Tel: (310) 560-4287
Email: [email protected]
10889 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90024
To make a credit card donation online, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/ChildOCD