Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group

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Resources for Professionals

Our staff is always working to provide schools, practitioners, parents, and youth with information about these disorders and treatments. We can be available to provide:

  • Parent workshops
  • School consultations
  • Ongoing case consultation
  • Teacher workshops
  • Clinical training workshops and consultation
  • Seminars and webinars

Lead training faculty

Martin Franklin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe)

Dr. Martin Franklin is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe). Dr. Franklin has devoted his career to the study of OCD, anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as chronic tic disorders and Trichotillomania) in children and adults. His scholarly publications include scientific articles and book chapters on the treatment of adult and pediatric OCD, social phobia, Trichotillomania, tic disorders, PTSD, and readiness for behavior change.

Currently, Dr. Franklin is a principal investigator of several multicenter studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Franklin is one of the Principal Investigators of the Pediatric OCD Treatment Study II (POTS II) and the ongoing Family Based Treatment of Early Childhood OCD Study (POTS Jr.). The POTS team has set the precedent for the development of new practice guidelines for the treatment of OCD in youth and is continuing to set the standards of care for children and adolescents with OCD. He was also a member of the Expert Consensus Panel for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that assisted with the development of treatment guidelines for adult and pediatric OCD.

Dr. Franklin has published theoretical, clinical, and empirical papers and chapters, as well as a treatment manual for impulse control disorders. He also serves as the Research Committee Chair on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC), and in that capacity, spearheaded the Trichotillomania Impact Project, a web-based exploration of phenomenology, functional impairment, and treatment utilization that reached over 1600 individuals. He is currently conducting an NIMH funded research study investigating the effectiveness of behavioral therapy for pediatric Trichotillomania in youths age 10-17, and has recently completed a multi-site pilot study with Dr. Scott Compton at Duke University Medical Center examining habit reversal training (HRT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for tic disorders in adolescents and young adults funded by the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA).

Dr. Franklin is a licensed clinical psychologist, 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. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently awarded Dr. Franklin the Dean's Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching by an Allied Health Professional. Dr. Franklin is a frequent invited lecturer around the United States and abroad.



Conflict of Interest

The COTTAGe is the sole financial sponsor of all workshops and trainings. None of the content, materials, or instructors receive or will benefit from commercial support. The content/materials are based on the most current practice guidelines and empirical data; however, these are limited by methodological limitations of clinical trials and analyses and should be carefully considered when implementing techniques and strategies with patients. Alternate treatments exist and can be pursued for these conditions.


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