The OCD and Related Disorders Program is located at the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic located at the Jamail Specialty Care Center. The Baylor Psychiatry Clinic offers comprehensive outpatient assessments and treatment for individuals across the lifespan who experience psychiatric and psychological difficulties. The clinic offers medication management and individual, couples, group and family psychotherapy. The Baylor Psychiatry Clinic is also a primary outpatient training setting for the Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatry Residency Program and Psychology Internship.
The intern will complete clinical training at the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic within the OCD and Related Disorders Program. The intern will provide evidenced-based treatment to adults that suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder and other obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., trichotillomania, tic disorders, body dysmorphic disorder). Under the direct supervision of Dr. Eric Storch, and in collaboration with other Baylor College of Medicine faculty experts, the intern will develop clinical expertise in the treatment in these disorders.
The intern will also have opportunities to work closely with child and adult psychiatrists and residents and provide psychological consultations as needed. Referrals may come from the community or from providers from within Baylor. The intern can expect to carry a very diverse patient caseload during the course of the year. The intern will be expected to continue to gain experience in providing evidence-based treatments, monitoring treatment progress, and further honing their case conceptualization skills for individuals with OCD and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.
The intern will also have opportunities to engage in research in areas of adult and child OCD, including contributing to peer-reviewed publications and participating in ongoing research projects.
The primary theoretical orientation utilized with patients of the OCD and Related Disorders Clinic is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Interns receive at least two hours of individual supervision per week (therapy and research supervision) by several members of the psychology faculty. Eric Storch, Ph.D. serves as the track supervisor for the OCD and Related Disorders Track.