Welcome to the Program for Anxiety, Stress & OCD (PASO)

at the University of Miami

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The Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD (PASO) is a clinical research program committed to understanding the causes, consequences and associated features of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and hoarding disorders. To do so, we are involved in cutting-edge research on the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive risk factors for mood and anxiety disorders, broadly. In addition, we engage in research collaborations with other laboratories both at the University of Miami, across the country, and even across the world. To enhance our understanding of treatment of these disorders, we provide both group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapies for a variety of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and hoarding concerns.

We are currently seeking individuals who are experiencing distress and impairment as a result of these conditions, as well as psychologically healthy individuals, to participate in our research efforts. If you are interested in taking part in PASO’s ongoing research studies or to learn more about opportunities to get involved in research studies, please visit the PARTICIPATE page to provide us with your contact information, and a researcher will be in touch with you shortly. You may also feel free to reach out to PASO by phone or email—our information is available on the CONTACT US page.

 Interested in the big picture of PASO’s work? Check out the RESEARCH page for an overview of our ongoing efforts to uncover the causes of anxiety, OCD, and hoarding symptoms, as well as research-supported ways to treat these debilitating disorders. On the RESEARCH page, you’ll also find selected recent publications coming out of PASO, as well as descriptions of some of our lab’s current and ongoing projects.

 PASO is housed within the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and we are dedicated to contributing to the education of graduate and undergraduate students in the field of clinical psychology. To meet the PASO family and get more information on joining our team, visit the PEOPLE section. There, you’ll learn more about our current doctoral student members, as well as our undergraduate and postgraduate research assistants.

Looking for help? The RESOURCES AND TREATMENT page includes useful websites and treatment options in the greater Miami area. There, you’ll also find information about individual or group therapy with PASO for hoarding, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and related issues.

To follow our updates about new studies, check out our conference presentations, and get a preview of our most recent publications, LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UMPASO/.

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