Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D.

Head of Clinical Services - NOCD

03/03/2021: The Next Evolution of Health, Wellness, & Fitness

After receiving his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University, Dr. McGrath did a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, an affiliate of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the St. Louis University Medical School. His main area of focus was anxiety disorders, working in the Anxiety Disorders Center under the direction of C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D., and he did a minor rotation in eating disorders. In his current role, Dr. McGrath is the Director of the Anxiety and OCD Program and the Co-Director of the School Anxiety and School Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. He is the author of a stress management workbook called “Don’t Try Harder, Try Different” and “The OCD Answer Book,” available at bookstores across the country and on-line. Dr. McGrath has also been featured in many newspapers, journals, and magazines, and has been on numerous radio stations across the country, including The Sally Jesse Raphael show, The Steve Cochran Show on WGN, and National Public Radio. He also does numerous speaking engagements across the country, has an active research program, and presents at national conferences focusing on anxiety disorders.

NOCD’s mission is to create a world where anyone can access effective OCD therapy, no matter where they live or how much money they make.


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