David F. Tolin

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David F. Tolin, Ph.D., is an American clinical psychologist.[1]


Dr. Tolin was born in Washington State and attended the University of Washington.[2] He later received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.[3] In 2000, he founded the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, where he continues to serve as director, and he is also Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.[4] [5] Dr. Tolin was elected 2014 President of the Society of Clinical Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.[6]

Academic contributions[edit]

Dr. Tolin is an expert on cognitive behavioral therapy. He has published more than 100 scientific journal articles related to anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and related topics.[7] He serves as a principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health,[8] and has been a member of their scientific review committees.

He has published four books: Doing CBT: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Behaviors, Thoughts, and Emotions; Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions; Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding; and Treating Trichotillomania: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Hairpulling and Related Problems.

Popular media[edit]

Dr. Tolin was most recently featured on the 2013 Oxygen television series My Shopping Addiction. [9] Previously, he was the host of the 2010 VH1 television series The OCD Project.[10] and was the original psychologist on the A&E series Hoarders.[11] Dr. Tolin has also made numerous appearances on programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show[12][13][14] and The Dr. Oz Show.[15][16]


  1. ^ [1] Institute of Living
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  3. ^ [3] American Board of Professional Psychology
  4. ^ [4] Institute of Living
  5. ^ [5] Yale University School of medicine
  6. ^ [6] American Psychological Association
  7. ^ [7] Dr. David Tolin web page
  8. ^ [8]
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  10. ^ [10] VH1.com
  11. ^ [11] A&E
  12. ^ [12] Oprah.com
  13. ^ [13] Oprah.com
  14. ^ [14] Oprah.com
  15. ^ [15] Doctoroz.com
  16. ^ [16] Doctoroz.com

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