Recent Publications & Presentations

Recent Publications and Presentations from the team at the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California focusing on ways to enhance treatment efficacy and international dissemination of treatments.



  • Lee, E., Wetterneck, C., McIngvale, E., Williams, M., & Björgvinsson, T. (in press). Rethinking unacceptable thoughts: Validation of an expanded version of the dimensional obsessive-compulsive scale (DOCS). Behavior Therapy.
  • Godfrey, A., Heinrich, A., McIngvale, E., Sy, J., Wheaton, M., & Björgvinsson, T. (in press). Improvement in Distress Tolerance as a mechanism of symptom reduction during intensive exposure and response prevention based treatment for OCD. Behavior Therapy.
  • Kvale, G., Hansen, B., Björgvinsson, T., Børtveit, T., Hagen, K., Haseth, S., Beate Kristensen, U., Launes, G., Ressler, K. J., Solem, S., Strand, A., van den Heuvel, O. A., & Öst, L. G. (2018). Successfully treating 90 patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in eight days: The Bergen 4-day treatment. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 1-9.
  • Davíðsdóttir, S., Sigurjónsdóttir, Ó., Ludvigsdóttir, S., Hansen, B., Laukvik, I., Hagen, K., Björgvinsson, T., & Kvale G. (2019). Implementation of the Bergen 4-day treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder in Iceland. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 16, 33-38.
  • Klein, K., Harris, E., Björgvinsson, T., & Kertz S. (2020). A network analysis of symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression in a clinical sample. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 27(2), 100556. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100556
  • Wetterneck, C., Rouleau, T., Williams, M., Valley, A., La Torre, J., & Björgvinsson, T. (2021). A New Scrupulosity Scale for the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS): validation with clinical and non-clinical samples. Behavior Therapy, 52(6), 1449-1463. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2021.04.001
  • Wheaton, M., Ward, H., Silber, A., McIngvale, E., & Björgvinsson, T. (2021). How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 81, 102410. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102410
  • Snorrason, I., Keuthen, N., Lee, H-J., Beard, C., & Björgvinsson, T. (2022). Skin picking scale-revised: diagnostic accuracy and optimal cut-off scores in the university and psychiatry settings. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 34(9), 100743. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2022.100743
  • Wheaton, M., McIngvale, E., Van Meter, A., & Björgvinsson, T. (2023). Quality of the therapeutic working alliance as a factor in intensive residential treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Research, 33(4), 442-454. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2022.2138618
  • Hjelle, K., Eide, T., Thorsen, A., Kvale, G., Hagen, K., Snorrason, I., Björgvinsson, T., & Hansen B. (2023). The Bergen 4-day treatment for panic disorder: adapting to COVID-19 restrictions with a hybrid approach of face-to-face and videoconference modalities. BMC Psychiatry, 23, 570.