About Dr. Eda Gorbis

Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT, is a world-renowned authority on the treatment and research of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). From 1999 and until 2014 Dr. Gorbis held an appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. She trained under Dr. Edna B. Foa, an internationally recognized authority who pioneered the protocols of Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy and Prolonged Exposure (PE) methods. She also worked with Dr. Jeffery Schwartz at UCLA, who was responsible for creating the 4-Step Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Treatment plan. She successfully synthesized these methods, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to establish, develop, and direct the Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders, Inc. As clinical director, she personally works with each patient that enters the Intensive Outpatient Program for OCD treatment. With over 20 years of experience and specialization in treating refractory cases of OCD and complex comorbid conditions, the Institute has successfully treated many individuals from all over the United States and the world. Her treatment methods, including finding an innovative technique to use "crooked mirrors" to treat individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder have earned her continuous attention from national and international media.

Dr. Gorbis was the vice president of the OC Foundation of California, where she has dutifully served the full term. She is a dedicated lecturer for the West Los Angeles VA PTSD clinic, and previously, she served two terms on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National OC Foundation. She is an author and co-author of numerous scientifically important articles on OCD, and has been featured in the media numerous times for her expertise on such programs and documentaries as MTV's "True Life." ABC News "20/20," NBC "Today Show," and most recently, on Discovery Health.

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