Education & Certification
Illinois Institute of Technology (1983)
National Register Member Since
John Calamari, PhD
I direct the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Treatment and Research Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The program provides a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services for anxiety related problems including panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, various phobias (including social phobia) and more generalized problems involving excessive anxiety and worry. The treatment procedures with the most extensive empirical support are used in the cognitive-behavioral intervention programs provided at the clinic. The clinic treatment program emphasizes the acquisition of adaptive life skills. Clients are helped in systematically approaching fears and concerns in a supportive environment.
Specialty services of the clinic include an intensive three week program for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Highly effective exposure therapy and response prevention procedures are used to help clients in overcoming obsessions and compulsions. Clients completing the intensive treatment program are seen in follow-up individual therapy to help them maintain their gains and achieve further improvements in their functioning. We also offer an obsessive-compulsive disorder support group that meets every other Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the clinic.
John E. Calamari, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating anxiety disorders and training other professionals in the treatment of these disorders. The clinic’s therapists have all received specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders and work under Dr. Calamari’s supervision.
Areas of Expertise
- Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
- Board Certification in Cognitive Therapy, Academy of Cognitive Therapy (00654)
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists (51249)
- Clinical Psychologist, State of Illinois-License No.: 071-003571
- Licensed Psychologist, State of Wisconsin-License No.: 1621
Fee Information/Office Policy
Health Care Plan Participation