Andrew Guzick, M.S.


Andrew G. Guzick is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (CHP) who thinks he has finally figured out what he wants to do when he grows up. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vassar College in 2013, he volunteered in the Division of Medical Psychology at the University of Florida as a research assistant, helping with their obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment outcome projects. He also served as a therapist aide for the division during this time, assisting in exposure therapy-based treatments for individuals seeking treatment in their clinic. Since beginning graduate school with CHP in Fall, 2014, Andrew’s interest in OCD, anxiety disorders, and related disorders has continued to grow. He strongly identifies with the scientist-practitioner model, with an interest in pursuing clinically applicable research that can help improve our understanding of OCD and related disorders and enhance treatment outcomes.


Published manuscripts

Balkhi, A.M, Reid, A.M., Guzick, A.G., Geffken, G.R., & McNamara, J.P.H. (2016) The Progressive Cascading Model: A Scalable Model for Teaching and Mentoring Graduate Trainees in Exposure Therapy. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.

Reid, A. M., McNamara, J. P., Murphy, T. K., Guzick, A.G., Storch, E. A., Geffken, G. R., & Bussing, R. (2015). Side-effects of SSRIs disrupt multimodal treatment for pediatric OCD in a randomized-controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 71, 140-147.

McNamara, J. P. H., Reid, A. M., Balkhi, A. M., Bussing, R., Graziano, P. A., Storch, E. A., Murphy, T. K., Guzick, A.G., & Geffken, G. R. (2014) Self-regulation and other executive functions relationship to pediatric OCD severity and treatment outcome. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavior Assessment, 36(3), 432-442.

Bussing, R., Reid, A. M., McNamara, J.P.H., Meyer, J., Mason, D., Guzick, A.G., Storch, E. A., & Geffken, G. R. (2014) A pilot study of actigraphy as an objective measure of SSRI activation symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 225(3), 440-445

Submitted book chapter

Guzick, A.G., Reid, A.M., Balkhi, A.M., Flores, C., Hancock-Smith, A.D., Olsen, B., Muller, Geffken, G.R., & McNamara, J.P.H. Description and Prevalence. To appear in: Abramowitz, J.S., Storch, E.A., & McCay, D. A Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan. Wiley: New York, NY.


International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Travel Award (7/2015)

One-thousand dollar conference award given to outstanding student research poster

University of Florida Center for Pediatric Psychology & Family Studies Mini-Grant (10/2014)
Five-hundred dollar research grant awarding study proposals within pediatric or clinical child psychology

Professional Memberships

Student Member, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2/2016-present)

Student Affiliate, International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (10/2014-present)

Student Affiliate, American Psychological Association (9/2014-present)