“Understanding Tourette Syndrome”
Presented by Dr. Martin Franklin
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
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Dr. Martin Franklin is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Franklin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. He has devoted his career to the study of anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as chronic tic disorders and trichotillomania) in children and adults. His clinical and research careers have centered on these disorders, with a particular emphasis on developing and disseminating effective treatments. Dr. Franklin has published theoretical, clinical and empirical papers and chapters, as well as treatment manuals. At present, Dr. Franklin is a principal investigator of several multicenter studies including an examination of the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for very young children with OCD. As the principal investigator on several multicenter studies, Dr. Franklin is a leading member of the Pediatric OCD Study team (POTS). Dr. Franklin is also actively engaged in the training of mental health professionals at the post-degree levels. He is a clinical supervisor at the University of Pennsylvania for psychology interns and for residents and fellows in psychiatry, and continues to maintain a very active clinical practice in which he provides CBT, HRT, and EX/RP to children, adolescents, and adults suffering from anxiety and related conditions.