Sony Khemlani-Patel, PhD, is the clinical director at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY where she has specialized in the evidence-based treatment of OCD and related disorders for over 20 years. She is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and a member of their Body Dysmorphic Disorder Special Interest Group (SIG). She is Vice President of OCD-NY, the NY State Affiliate of the IOCDF. Dr. Khemlani is a faculty member of IOCDF’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and provides training and supervision to licensed clinicians. Dr. Khemlani has co-authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed articles for BDD and related disorders, and co-authored three books, including Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Advances in Psychotherapy and Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Reclaiming your Life, both with Dr. Neziroglu.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Sony Khemlani-Patel has an employment relationship with Bio-Behavioral Institute. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Khemlani-Patel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Sony Khemlani-Patel is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, the Anxiety Disorder Association of America, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.