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Our commitment to evidence-based practice does not stop at the services we provide. COAP supports clients and prospective clients in accessing opportunities to learn about treatment from qualified sources and participate in research that may further advance the effectiveness of services. 




Ongoing research is being conducted at the University of Texas at Austin. Kim Rinehart Gushanas, M.A. is a doctoral candidate in the UT Austin’s School Psychology doctoral program, specializing in Child Clinical Psychology and completing a predoctoral internship at the Texas Child Study Center in Integrated Pediatric Psychology.

Study (#2018-04-0105) Participation involves...

  • A minimum of 85 parents of children or adolescents with OCD are requested to participate.

  • Participation of a willing parent and OCD treatment provider to independently complete a brief online questionnaire regarding their child’s/client's OCD.

  • Parent participation = ~ 1 hour

  • Provider's participation < 15 minutes


    • Entry into a Grand Prize drawing to win a fully-paid FAMILY admission to the Annual IOCDF Conference in Austin, Texas in July 2019. This prize includes full conference admissions for the parent and their child with OCD.     -AND-

    • Entry to win one of several $50 Visa gift cards OR one of several one-year family memberships to the International OCD Foundation, a $50 value.


Kim Rinehart Gushanas, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin

Doctoral Intern in Integrated Pediatric Psychology

Texas Child Study Center, Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin TX

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