Services are currently available through these 3 programs
The IMPACT Study is currently enrolling children between the ages of 5 and 18 who may be experiencing symptoms of OCD or anxiety to receive weekly outpatient treatment. The goal of the IMPACT Study is to examine two types of delivery of an effective treatment for pediatric anxiety and OCD.
The Intensive Program for OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders
The Intensive Program provides daily, intensive treatment for children who experience significant impairment in daily functioning due to symptoms of OCD or anxiety. The Intensive Program can be an effective care option for youth who have not responded to traditional once-a-week outpatient treatment.
The INSPIRE Study is currently enrolling children between the ages of 5 and 12 who may be experiencing symptoms of OCD to receive weekly outpatient treatment at Bradley Hospital. The goal of this study is to examine ways to train parents to support their children with OCD.
Therapist Training Opportunity
PARC has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island to offer intensive training and ongoing consultation to therapists treating anxious youth and their families.
WHO we are
The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) has provided assessment and treatment for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders through research studies and an outpatient anxiety clinic since 1999. PARC includes leading mental health professionals, researchers in the pursuit of life-changing research, and educators with a passion for patient-centered care. Each of PARC's offered services is designed to bring about vital improvements in the lives of children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or other forms of anxiety.
Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and selective mutism.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts called "obsessions" and ritualized or repetitive behaviors called "compulsions."
Disorders we treat
treatment we provide
At PARC, we provide exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Exposure is a type of therapy where therapists help people gradually face fears in a safe environment to break the cycle of avoidance and worry. Exposure is not dangerous or new. In fact, it is a well-established treatment shown to be effective in hundreds of research studies across kids, teens, and adults. Exposure is believed to help people by reducing their anxious reaction to situations with repeated practice, build confidence around managing anxiety, and create new learning experiences. Exposure is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is a recommended first-line treatment for anxiety according to numerous professional groups