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Articles by Dr. Steven Phillipson

Click on the articles below to read the title of your choice. All articles are copyright Steven J Phillipson. Included also are recommended readings and related sites.

List of Articles



A conceptual exploration of choice: how differentiating between the voice of your brain and your autonomous voice can fuel the mindful, disciplined choices that facilitate the treatment of OCD, therapy in general, and a fuller, more meaningful life

Rethinking the Unthinkable

A revised edition of an article written in 1991 regarding the treatment of the purely obsessional form of OCD

What is Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for OCD?

When Seeing is Not Believing: A cognitive therapeutic differentiation between conceptualizing and managing OCD

I Think It Moved
The understanding and treatment of obsessional doubt related to sexual orientation and relationship substantiation

Guilt Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Treatment strategies and a conceptual understanding are provided for persons with a heightened sense of hyperscrupulosity and excessive

concern for the well-being of others


God Forbid​
The combined effects of guilt and anxiety experienced by OCD sufferers, when an over attachment is given to the obeying THE LAW (both secular and religiously) and one's character is indicted in the process

Speak of the Devil

General psychological principles are presented related to understanding OCD and treatment strategies pertaining to cognitive-behavioral principles

A Rose By Any Other Name
A conceptual understanding and treatment strategies are presented for people suffering with an olfactory obsession. This condition involves people who staunchly believe that some part of their body is emitting an unpleasant odor

The Right Stuff - Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: A Defect of Philosophy, Not Anxiety

A comprehensive understanding and description of Obessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder



Media Appearances




View Dr. Phillipson's recent exclusive interview with Aaron Harvey, founder of IntrusiveThoughts.org, on the science, symptoms, and treatment of OCD.









Video of Dr. Phillipson speaking on the panel at the 1991 OC Foundation Conference in CT.


Listen to Dr. Phillipson talk with Stuart Ralph from The OCD Stories:

Sirius/XM Doctor Radio Psychiatry show on 10/5/10. Featured guests are Dr. Steven Phillipson of the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in New York, and OC Foundation spokesperson/author/radio personality Jeff Bell.

Dr. Phillipson's speech on OCPD from the 2000 OC Foundation Annual Conference, "Let's Get One Thing Perfectly Clear"

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Related Sites


The International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

states that its mission is to educate the public and professionals, provide assistance to those with OCD, and support research. Among the information found at this site:

  • OCD newsletter providing information on research, resources, and treatment

  • Information on an annual three day conference on OCD for patients, professionals, and other interested individuals

  • Information on the Behavior Therapy Institute (provides OCD training for professionals)

  • Available research grants as well as a place to recruit subjects and to become part of an ongoing study

  • OCD support groups

  • OCD publications


​Stuck In a Doorway

Online forum for OCD sufferers to share personal stories

​Behavior Therapy of New York.

Located in midtown Manhattan next to Grand Central Station, Dr.   Robert Udewitz provides psychological tools to improve the lives of adults and children by combining cognitive behavior therapy and biofeedback approaches. This site contains information on:

  • Various types of problems experienced by adults with behavior difficulties.

  • Treatments for children dealing with problems such as anxiety, OCD, Hyperactivity, etc.

  • Different types of treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Stress Management and Relaxation and others.

  • Articles on behavior therapy.


Cherry's Website: Working Together to Turn OCD Caterpillars into Butterflies

This Website is the personal page of an individual with OCD. She includes information such as:

    Pictures from the OCD Conference

    Definition of OCD (includes DSM IV definition)

    What to look for in a therapist

    Personal OCD humor, poetry, and success stories

    Information on books and articles

    OCD chat room for AOL users  

OCD Page for the National Institute of Mental Health

It contains information on:

    Description of OCD, as well as possible causes and key features of the disorder

    Case examples

    Treatments (behavior therapy and medication)

    Tips on what the family can do

    Current research

    Books and videos

    Links to NIMH homepage  

Psych Central

At Dr. Grohol's Mental Health Page you will find:

    Book reviews

    Mailing lists for professionals and consumers


    Frequently asked questions

    Mental health chats

    Suicide helplines 


Behavior Online

is a source for mental health and applied behavioral science professionals. Here you will find:

    Ongoing discussions on various therapies

    Organizations and Information groups

    Various resources 


OFear Phobia Forum

a community and message board for a variety of phobias related to:



    People and Places


    Depression and Anxiety 


The Trichotillomania Learning Center

a community and message board for a variety of phobias related to:

    Definition of trichotillomania
    Information on events
    How to join the organization
    Resources, support groups, and videos


The Anxiety Disorders Association of America Web Page

contains information for both the professional and consumer about anxiety disorders, including information regarding:

    Upcoming events
    Bulletin Boards
    Self help groups and listings of professional therapists
    Continuing education


OCD Center Ocdcenter.org

overviews OCD and provides:

    Statistics and research findings
    Treatment options
    List of many related disorders

Mental Help

Mental help was first launched in 1995 and is a recipient of many awards including the "Forbes Favorite" mental health website. It provides:

    Information about various disorders
    Book reviews
    News articles published by professionals in the field
    Self help resources


Brain Physics OCD Mental Health Resource

Provides information and support for:

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Anxiety Orders
    Eating Disorders
    OC Spectrum Disorders
    Articles & Books
    Discussion Forum
    Personal Stories

The OCD Center of Los Angeles

is a private, outpatient clinic specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of OCD, and related OC Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety Disorders, including:

    Panic Disorder
    Social Anxiety / Social Phobia
    Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
    Hypochondria / Health Anxiety
    Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling)
    Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking)