Dr. Yip is Board Certified in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology. She is an Institutional Member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), a Clinical Member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and a Clinical Member of the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) where she also serves on the Public Education Committee. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California (USC) – Keck School of Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program. See More
Dr. Yip is a nationally recognized OCD and anxiety expert. She has been extensively trained by clinical and research authorities in the field of OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, and Strategic Family Therapy. In 2000, she joined Dr. Charles S. Mansueto, Director of the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, and gained intensive training and understanding of OCD and its treatment. During her years working with OCD patients and their families, she received mentoring from Cloe Madanes, Co-Founder of the Strategic Approach to Family Therapy, on the application of paradoxical techniques with resistant patients and families.
Over the years, Dr. Yip has developed the Family Systems Based Strategic CBT, which integrates Mindfulness Training, Strategic Paradoxical Techniques, and traditional Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. She has successfully treated severe OCD and related anxiety within the family system for over a decade utilizing this innovative treatment modality. She has presented her work internationally, and continually provides training in her areas of expertise to other treatment professionals. She has published numerous articles, been featured in various media venues, and consulted on documentaries and film productions on OCD in children and adolescents.
In an effort to increase public awareness and eliminate negative stigmas, Dr. Yip continually speaks at various organizational, educational, and media venues about effective strategies to defeat the OCD/Anxiety Monster.