Keck School Faculty

Barbara Van Noppen, PhD
Barbara Van Noppen, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences;Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
GNH 1100 N. State Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Van Noppen is the Vice Chair for Faculty Development and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles. She is Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the psychiatry residency training program, Administrative Director of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic at LAC + USC, Co-chair for the Psychiatry Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee and Director of Quality Improvement for Psychiatry. As an internationally recognized specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy and family-based treatment, Dr. Van Noppen has treated OCD for over 33 years. She teaches and supervises in the residency training program at LAC + USC, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, the Scientific Advisory Committee of The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CIOCD) and International Accreditation Task Force. Dr. Van Noppen is most well known for her contributions in OCD family treatment, particularly the development of a Multifamily Behavioral Treatment (MFBT), Family Accommodation Scale (FAS), group CBT for OCD and she has numerous publications and clinical research in these areas. In addition, Dr. Van Noppen is a faculty member for the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute of the International OCD Foundation, and is on editorial boards for peer reviewed journal articles on OCD. Since early 2017, Dr. Van Noppen has served as the president of OCD Southern California, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.

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

Sense of smell and obsessional behavior Am J Psychiatry. 1991 Dec; 148(12):1757. . View in PubMed

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