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Harvard Medical School/New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston, MA) - Lisa Coyne (ACT/RFT; PhD; USA)

Our clinical research lab is interested in the following broad areas of investigation:

1. Integration of ACT with Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in children and adolescents

2. Mechanisms and processes in exposure-based treatment

3. ACT for Parents

4. Parent experiential avoidance and its role in the development and maintenance of parenting behaviors, emotion socialization practices, and child behavior problems 

5. The Role of Prosocial Behavior in Climate-Related Behaviors (with University of San Francisco in Quito, and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador)

Current Research Projects:

1. Examining OCD and Severe Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

2. Retrospective Analysis of Residential OCD and Anxiety Treatment in Youth

3. Verbal Behavior in Exposure Coaching: The Role of Mindfulness and Values

4. ACT for Parents: Open Trial with Parents Raising Anxious Children

5. Using ACT and Prosocial to Support Conservation and Climate-Protective Behavior 

The Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations Climate Change Task Force:

I participate in the CCTF, which is involved in research on how best to scale up behavioral change efforts to promote climate-protective behaviors. For more information, follow this link: 


(This webpage was updated on February 10, 2020)

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