The OCD Institute (OCDI) was founded in 1997 and its research program became known as the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research (OCAR) in 2012. The primary goal of OCAR is to improve the lives of current and future patients by: 

  • Advancing the science and practice of exposure therapy and its behavioral and biological complements
  • Increasing the effectiveness of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions