An Interview with Monnica Williams, Ph.D.: Understanding Sexual Orientation Obsessions in OCD
Recorded March 19, 2015
Dr. Williams is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at University of Louisville, and the Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities. In addition, she is Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Counseling Clinic in Louisville.
Her research focuses on assessment and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with special interests on sexual obsessions in OCD, the impact of OCD on marital and sexual satisfaction, and improving cultural competence in the delivery of CBT interventions. Since earning her PhD at the University of Virginia in 2007, she has already published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She is Associate Editor of The Behavior Therapist and BMC Psychiatry and also serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
- List two ways that sexual orientation obsessions may manifest themselves in people with OCD
- List two cultural contributors to sexual orientation obsessions to OCD
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