Brian D. Ott, PhD
Hofstra University, 1980
Brian received his doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University in 1980 and completed post doctoral training at Temple University Medical School/Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute with Joseph Wolpe and the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with Albert Ellis. He has been a member of the Core Faculty in the Clinical PsyD Program at MSPP since 1989 and has faculty appointments at the Harvard Medical School and Department of Psychology, Tufts University. He is a staff psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and member of the Association for Psychological Science, Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.
Dr. Ott currently teaches Learning Theory and Research Methods in the Clinical PsyD. program and Cognition and Media in the Media Psychology program. Past courses have included: Clinical Seminar 1 and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. He is a member of the MSPP IRB, serves on the Clinical PsyD. Curriculum Committee, is past chair of the Human Research Committee and has been a member of the Faculty Evaluation and Clinical PsyD. Steering Committees. His primary area of clinical practice is the application of exposure and response prevention and cognitive restructuring to anxiety disorders. The majority of his practice is devoted to patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and phobia. At the Massachusetts General Hospital he coordinates behavioral health care interventions in coordination with an internal medicine group and consults to members of the departments of cardiology and neurology.