Martin E. Franklin
Dr. Martin Franklin is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Franklin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island.
He has devoted his career to the study of anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as chronic tic disorders and trichotillomania, TTM) in children and adults. His clinical and research careers have centered on these disorders, with a particular emphasis on developing and disseminating effective treatments. Dr. Franklin has published theoretical, clinical and empirical papers and chapters, as well as treatment manuals.
Currently, Dr. Franklin is a principal investigator of several multicenter studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health including an examination Cognitive Behavioral Therapy augmentation in Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors partial responders as well as an examination of the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for very young children with OCD. As the principal investigator on these multicenter studies, Dr. Franklin is a leading member of the Pediatric OCD Study team (POTS). The POTS team has set the precedent for the development of new practice guidelines for the treatment of OCD in youth through this momentous research projects.
In addition Dr. Franklin recently piloted a study of habit reversal training (HRT) for tic disorders in adolescents and young adults funded by the Tourette Syndrome Association. With respect to TTM, he played to central the Trichotillomania Impact Project, an web-based exploration of phenomenology, functional impairment, and treatment utilization that reached over 1600 individuals. Currently, he is investigating the effectiveness of behavioral therapy for pediatric trichotillomania in youths age 10-17.
He also serves as the Research Committee Chair for Trichotillomania Learning Center.
Martin E. Franklin, PhD
3535 Market Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Office Telephone: 215-746-3327
Office Fax: 215-746-3311
Child and Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania, and Anxiety Group
Specialty: Anxiety in children and adolescents
Work with children