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Barbara Van Noppen, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
GNH 1100 N. State Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 4000


Barbara Van Noppen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Assistant Chair of Education and the Co-Director of the OCD Treatment and Research Program at the Keck School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, she is the Administrative Director of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic at LAC+ USC. Dr. Van Noppen is internationally known for her development of a Multifamily Behavioral Treatment (MFBT) for OCD and her inclusion of family members in CBT. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on this topic. Dr. Van Noppen also teaches and supervises psychiatric residents in the use of CBT for a variety of psychiatric conditions.


Wu MS, Pinto A, Horng B, Phares V, McGuire JF, Dedrick RF, Van Noppen B, Calvocoressi L, Storch EA. Psychometric properties of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Patient Version. Psychol Assess. 2016 Mar; 28(3):251-62. View in: PubMed

Gomes JB, Cordioli A, Van Noppen B, Pato M, Wolitzky-Taylor K, Gonçalves F, Heldt E. Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Interviewer-Rated (FAS-IR), Brazilian Portuguese version: Internal consistency, reliability, and exploratory factor analysis. Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 57:155-9. View in: PubMed

Gomes JB, Van Noppen B, Pato M, Braga DT, Meyer E, Bortoncello CF, Cordioli AV. Patient and family factors associated with family accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2014 Aug; 68(8):621-30. View in: PubMed

Van Noppen B, Steketee G. Testing a conceptual model of patient and family predictors of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms. Behav Res Ther. 2009 Jan; 47(1):18-25. View in: PubMed

Steketee G, Van Noppen B. Family approaches to treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2003 Mar; 25(1):43-50. View in: PubMed

Calvocoressi L, Mazure CM, Kasl SV, Skolnick J, Fisk D, Vegso SJ, Van Noppen BL, Price LH. Family accommodation of obsessive-compulsive symptoms: instrument development and assessment of family behavior. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1999 Oct; 187(10):636-42. View in: PubMed

Van Noppen BL, Pato MT, Marsland R, Rasmussen SA. A time-limited behavioral group for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. J Psychother Pract Res. 1998; 7(4):272-80. View in: PubMed

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