During a recent visit to Rogers Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tara Peris gave a clinical in-service presentation called “Moderators and Predictors of Treatment Outcome for Youth with Anxiety and Mood Disorders.” She recently presented this topic at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry national conference.
“This research is clinically relevant to what we do here at Rogers every day,” said Peter M. Lake, MD, Medical Director at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. “It’s always inspiring when the latest research validates our own best practices and demonstrates what we know anecdotally; Rogers Memorial Hospital can and does help people get their lives back.”
Dr. Peris is a clinical instructor at the UCLA Semel Institute specializing in evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Her research interests center on family factors that may influence the treatment process for youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Currently, she is developing a family-focused treatment for childhood OCD designed to help families learn to respond to OCD effectively and to manage the family issues it raises successfully. Dr. Peris completed her graduate training at the University of Virginia and has worked with the program since 2004.
Pictured (from left): Peter M. Lake, MD, Medical Director of Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc and The Child and Adolescent Center; Tara Peris, PhD, Clinical Instructor at the UCLA Semel Institute; David M. Jacobi, PhD, Behavior Specialist and Clinical Supervisor at the Child and Adolescent Centers at Rogers Memorial Hospital, and Bradley C. Riemann, PhD, Clinical Director of the OCD Center in Oconomowoc.