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Dr. McGuire receives the President’s New Researcher Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies!

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph McGuire, who was recently awarded the President’s New Researcher Award by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies at their 2020 54th Annual Convention. This honor was awarded to Dr. McGuire for his research, publications, theories, and practical applications contributing to advancements in the field of Behavioral and Cognitive therapy.

Dr. Joey Essoe, Dr. Kesley Ramsey, and Nicholas Myers present at ABCT Annual Convention.

Our Research Fellows Dr. Essoe and Dr. Ramsey, as well as our Research Program Coordinator, Nicholas Myers, presented posters at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 54th Annual Convention in November. We are extremely proud of their work and dedication!​

Dr. McGuire was recently featured in a Forbes article about pandemic-related anxiety

Dr. McGuire was featured in a Forbes article for his expertise in clinical anxiety. The article, which discusses methods of increasing productivity during this challenging pandemic, included Dr. McGuire’s advice to set boundaries when keeping up on certain events in order to prevent becoming overwhelmed. Read the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnhall/2020/10/04/covid-19-got-you-and-your-productivity-down-heres-how-to-get-back-up/#7d859e365233 

Dr. McGuire was interviewed for an article about teen anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. McGuire was recently featured for his clinical expertise in adolescent anxiety in an article about teen anxiety during the pandemic. In the article, he utilizes his knowledge and experience in adolescent anxiety to bring attention to the pandemic as a large source of current anxiety in youth. Read the article here: https://people.com/health/inside-one-teen-girls-struggle-to-manage-anxiety-during-the-pandemic/

Dr. McGuire was featured in an article for his clinical expertise in pediatric ADHD and misophonia

Dr. McGuire was recently featured in an article that discusses research exploring the relationship between hyperacusis and ADHD in children. He offered his expertise in pediatric ADHD and misophonia to support the research presented in the article and highlight the need for more comprehensive assessments for children with ADHD and sound sensitivity. Read the article here: https://www.medpagetoday.com/resource-centers/pediatric-adhd-contemporary-focus/hyperacusis-children-adhd/2876

Dr. Kesley Ramsey presented a poster for the Tourette Association of America!

Congratulations to Dr. Ramsey on her poster for the Tourette Association of America! Her poster presents research on the relationship between intolerance of premonitory urges, tic severity, and functional impairment in youth with Tourette’s Disorder and other chronic tic disorders. She concluded her presentation by highlighting the significance of treating urge intolerance in order to bolster treatment outcomes for youth with Tourette’s Disorder. View Dr. Ramsey’s poster here: https://jhucenter.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/ramsey-taa2020-20200501.pdf 

Dr. Joey Ka-Yee Essoe presented a poster for the Tourette Association of America!

Congratulations to Dr. Essoe on her poster for the Tourette Association of America! Her poster presents research on homework adherence (HWA) predicting therapeutic outcomes for youth and adults with Tourette’s Disorder. She emphasizes the importance of optimal HWA in reducing tic severity and ensure higher treatment response rates. View Dr. Essoe’s poster here: https://jhucenter.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/essoe-taa2020-20200501-submitted.pdf  

Dr. McGuire offers his clinical expertise for an article on how to help someone with anxiety

Dr. McGuire was recently featured in an article about how to help people that are struggling with anxiety. In the article, Dr. McGuire highlights the importance of having empathy towards those with anxiety, and offers insight into the experiences of somebody struggling with anxiety. Learn more about how to help people with anxiety here: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/how-to-help-someone-with-anxiety 

Mental health experts from Johns Hopkins gather tips and resources for staying healthy during the pandemic

For this article, Johns Hopkins mental health experts collected tips and resources for staying happy and healthy during the pandemic. This article presents a wealth of useful information about mental health, as well as accessible resources for those seeking help. Read the article and find information about self-care tips here: https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/03/26/self-care-coronavirus-tips/ 

Dr. McGuire was interviewed for an article about COVID-19 anxiety in children

Dr. McGuire was recently featured in an article about relieving COVID-19 related anxiety in children. He was referenced in the article as a source of clinical expertise regarding tips for families to help counter fears and concerns that their children may have about the virus. Read the article here: https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/story-tips-from-johns-hopkins-experts-on-covid-19/?article_id=727934 

Rachel Canella, M.S. authors a chapter for Exposure Therapy for Children with Anxiety and OCD (2020)!

Congratulations to Rachel Canella, M.S. on getting published in Exposure Therapy for Children with Anxiety and OCD (2020).  Her chapter, co-written with Dr. Essoe, Dr. Marco Grados, and Dr. McGuire, discusses common challenges that arise when using exposure therapy, and provides recommendations to overcome these challenges. Learn more about the chapter here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128159156000160 

The Tourette Association of America announces Dr. Essoe as a recipient of the 2019 Young Investigator Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Essoe as a TAA Young Investigator! This award will support Dr. Essoe’s research on the relationship between therapeutic learning processes and therapeutic outcomes, in order to optimize behavioral interventions for youth with Tourette’s Syndrome. See more about TAA funded research here: https://jhucenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/taa-fundrising-20190825.pdf 

The Influence of Hair Pulling Styles in the Treatment of Trichotillomania, written by Nicholas S. Myers, M.A. and others, was published in Behavior Therapy!

Congratulations to Nicholas Myers, M.A. on his article being published on ScienceDirect! Mr. Myers’ article focused on trichotillomania, also known as hair pulling disorder. He discusses the two different classifications of hair pulling, Focused and Automatic, and how the outcome of treatment is influenced by these styles of hair pulling. His research analyzed the effectiveness of treatment-as-usual (TAU) and habit reversal training (HRT) in patients with Focused or Automatic styles of hair pulling. Read the article here:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0005789419301455?via%3Dihub

Dr. Joey Ka-Yee Essoe publishes an article in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics!

Congratulations to Dr. Essoe for publishing her article “Evidence-Based Treatment of Tourette’s disorder and Chronic Tic Disorders” in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics! Her review evaluated several behavioral and pharmacological interventions for Tourette’s disorderand other chronic tic disorders. Dr. Essoe showcased her expertise by discussing the advancement of such interventions, and acknowledging the need for more comprehensive treatments of TD. Learn more about the review here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14737175.2019.1643236https://www.touretteforeningen.no/sfiles/9/62/3/file/evidence-based-treatment-of-tourette-s-disorder-and-chronic-tic-disorders.pdf 

Dr. McGuire was asked to review a new app’s ability to help people with ADHD or TBI

In this article, Dr. McGuire was consulted to review a new app that potentially helps people improve their ability to focus. As Dr. McGuire’s expertise is in pediatric clinical psychology, he commented on the app’s potential to help those with ADHD or a traumatic brain injury. Read the article here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-concentration-app/new-app-may-improve-ability-to-focus-idUSKCN1PF25O 

Dr. McGuire was interviewed for an article about the relationship between social media and depression

Dr. McGuire was featured in an article about the link between social media and depression among teens. In the article, Dr. McGuire discusses the nuanced association between social media and depression, and encourages the utilization of local counseling centers. Read the article here: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-millennials-odds-depression-social-media.html