Tuesday, October 14, 2008

OCD - Indicators and Treatments

Dr. Simon Rego and host Dr. Howard Gurr discuss the indicators and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ACT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as Associate Director of Psychology Training and a Supervising Psychologist in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Department of Montefiore Medical Center. He is also Director of Quality Management and Development at University Behavioral Associates, a consultant to both the Institutional Review Board of the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York and the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center, and an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at both the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University and the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University.

Dr. Rego has been certified in Cognitive Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is currently President of the Cognitive Therapy Special Interest Group within the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is listed in the Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education and the Who’s Who in America and is the recipient of the 2008 Virginia Staudt Sexton Award for Distinguished Early Career Psychologists by the New York State Psychological Association.

Dr. Rego’s clinical expertise is in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood, sleep, and body focused repetitive disorders. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics such as panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding, insomnia, depression, trichotillomania, and stress management, and has been featured as an expert in national media outlets including ABC's Good Morning America NOW, ABC's Eyewitness News, News 12 The Bronx, Radio France Internationale, MSNBC.com, WebMD.com, Weightwatchers.com, and HealthDay.com.