CBT & OCD Study

Cognitive Development & Neuroimaging Lab

CBT & Imaging Study for Pediatric OCD

Research Program Overview

CBT Research Study Photo This study aims to understand brain abnormalities underlying OCD by assessing brain changes following treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

By participating in our OCD treatment and research program, your child will receive:

  • A full diagnostic evaluation
  • Three months of CBT at no cost

Who Is Eligible to Participate?

ocd checklistParticipants must be:
  • Between 5 and 17 years old
  • Diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Not be taking any current psychiatric medications or participating in psychotherapy

Study Procedures

  • A thorough diagnostic evaluation
  • 12 to 16 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • MRI scans before and after CBT treatment
  • Three months of follow-up treatment for OCD including medication care and/or CBT


Study testing, medication, and evaluations will be provided at no cost to you. In addition, you and your child will receive compensation of up to $372 for participating in the study.


Interested in Learning More?

Contact us!

Sophe Schiff
Phone: 646-774-5868
Email: schiffs@nyspi.columbia.edu