Andrew Guzick, M.S.


Andrew G. Guzick, M.S., is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Child/Pediatric track at the UF Department of Clinical and Health Psychology Doctoral Program. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vassar College in 2013, he volunteered in the Division of Medical Psychology at UF as a research assistant for a year, helping with their obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment outcome projects under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph McNamara. He also served as a therapist aide for the division during this time, assisting in exposure therapy for individuals seeking treatment in their clinic. Since beginning graduate school at UF in 2014, Andrew has continued to pursue clinically applicable research aimed at improving our understanding of these disorders in Dr. McNamara’s lab. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and playing tennis, golf (regular and mini), and kickball.

Research/Clinical Focus

Andrew is interested in studying how insights from learning theory may be used to maximize the effectiveness of exposure therapy, and is also interested in studying how family factors and emerging technologies may impact the clinical presentation and treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders during childhood and adolescence. In addition to his involvement in the clinical research at the UF OCD Program, he sees patients in the intensive outpatient and weekly cognitive behavioral therapy programs. He is also enjoying his broad training in evidence-based practices in clinical psychology through the various clinical practica in the Clinical and Health Psychology program

Teaching Experience

Course coordinator, “MDU 4004: Physician Shadowing” (8/2014-present)

Guest lecturer, “Introduction to Clinical Psychology” (11/2015; 4/2016; 9/2016)

Guest lecturer, “Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology” (9/2015; 9/2016; 9/2017)

Course coordinator, “Introduction to Medicine and the Law” (5/2015-8/2015; 5/2016-8/2016)

Course coordinator, “Introduction to Medical Bioethics” (5/2015-8/2015; 5/2016-8/2016)

Course writer, “Addiction: Counseling and Treatment Methods” (11/2014-8/2015)

Publications and Presentations

Published manuscripts

Reid, A. M., Guzick, A. G., Balkhi, A. M., McBride, M., Geffken, G. R., & McNamara, J. P. H. (2017). The Progressive Cascading Model improves exposure delivery in trainee therapists learning exposure therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Advance online publication.

Reid, A.M., Bolshakova, M.I., Guzick, A.G., Fernandez, A.G., Striley, C.W., Geffken, G.R., McNamara, J.P.H. (2017). Common barriers to the dissemination of exposure therapy for youth with anxiety disorders. Community Mental Health Journal, 53(4), 432-437.

Jordan, C., Reid, A.M., Guzick, A.G., Simmons, J., Sulkowski, M. (2017) When Exposures go Right: Effective Exposure-based Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 47, 31-39.

Guzick, A.G., McNamara, J.P.H., Reid, A.M., Balkhi, A.M., Storch, E.A., Murphy, T.K., Goodman, W.K, Bussing, R., & Geffken, G.R. (2017) The link between ADHD-like inattention and obsessions and compulsions during the treatment of youth with OCD. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 1-8.

*McCarty, R.J., Guzick, A.G., Swan, L.K., & McNamara, J.P.H. (2017). Stigma and recognition of different types of symptoms in OCD. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 64-70.

Fayad, S., Guzick, A.G., Reid, A.M., Mason, D.M., Bertone, A., Okun, M., Foote. K., Goodman, W.K. & Ward, H. (2016). Six to Nine Year Follow-Up of Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. PLoS ONE, 11(12).

Reid, A.M., Guzick, A.G., Gernand, A., & Olsen, B. (2016). Intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy for comorbid misophonic and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: A systematic case study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 10, 1-9.

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, 9, 36-42.

Reid, A.M., McNamara, J.P.H., 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 Manuscripts

Guzick, A.G., Cooke, D.L., Gage, N., & McNamara, J.P.M. (under review). CBT-plus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive-behavioral therapy enhancers for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Psychology Review.

Manuscript in preparation

Guzick, AG., McCarty, R.J., Reid, A.M., Browning, M., Toledano, S., Geffken, G.R., Olsen, B.O., & McNamara, J.P.H. (in preparation). Clinical characteristics and treatment outcome of obsessive-compulsive disorder with unacceptable thoughts.

Book chapters

Guzick, A.G., Reid, A.M., Storch, E.A. (submitted). Assessment instructions for obsessive-compulsive disorder. To appear in: Fontenelle, L. & Yucel, M. A Transdiagnostic Approach to Obsessions, Compulsions and Related Phenomena. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.​

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. (2017)  Description and Prevalence. To appear in: Abramowitz, J.S., E.A. Storch, & McCay, D. The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Wiley: New York, NY.

Professional and academic symposia

Abramovitch, A., Guzick, A.G., Kalanthroff, E., Hallion, L.S., & McKay, D. (November, 2017). Cognitive control, IQ, and inattention in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Symposium to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.​

Reid, A.M., Comer, J.O., Guzick, A.G., Chu, B.C., & Farrell, N.R. (November, 2017). The dissemination of CBT to diverse contexts: national utilization patterns, adoption versus proper implementation, and scalable training for graduate and post-graduate therapists. Symposium to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.​

Guzick, A.G., Guastello, A., Ordway, A., Reid, A.M., & Olsen, B.O. (July, 2017). Becoming an ERP co-therapist: a skill-building session for parents. Talk presented at International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Guastello, A., Barthle, M., Toledano, S., Jordan, D., & Guzick, A.G. (July, 2016). Unique clinical considerations in the treatment of sexual obsessions and compulsions. Symposium presented at the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Reid, A.M., Olsen, B., Guzick, A.G., Toledano, S. & Coyne, L.W. (August, 2015). Emerging Research on CBT-ERP for Pediatric OCD Suggests it’s Time to ACT. Symposium presented at the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Reid, A.M., Olsen, B., Guzick, A.G., Barthle, M., & McNamara, J.P.H. (August, 2015). Research Updates on the Dissemination of CBT-ERP for OCD. Symposium presented at the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Professional Memberships

Student Member, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (9/2016-present)

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)


International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Research Poster Scholarship Award – $1,000

International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Travel Award (7/2015)- $1,000

University of Florida Center for Pediatric Psychology & Family Studies Mini-Grant (10/2014) – $500

Volunteer Service

Volunteer Therapist, Free Therapy Night (9/2016-present)

Clinic Coordinator, Free Therapy Night (6/2013-12/2015)