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John Piacentini, PhD, ABPP

Professor and Director, UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program

Dr. John Piacentini is a Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, and Director of the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program.  Prior to his time at UCLA, he was Director of the Adolescent Suicide Disorders Clinic at Babies Hospital/Columbia University in NYC.  Dr. Piacentini specializes in the development and testing of effective treatments for children, adolescents and their families.  Over his career, he has led or co-led multiple landmark studies demonstrating the benefits of...