Blais Worden
Blaise Worden, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist,
Anxiety Disorders Center
Phone: (860) 545-7685
Fax: (860) 545-7156

Dr. Worden received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. In 2009 she completed her predoctoral internship at the Greater Hartford Internship Consortium in Hartford, CT. In 2012 she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Disorders Center and has remained on staff as a licensed psychologist.

Her clinical and research interests include treatment outcome assessment and mechanisms of change underlying empirically-supported psychological treatments. Dr. Worden is currently the primary investigator on two Harford Hospital-funded studies, including “Development of an Anxiety Sensitivity-Based Intervention for Substance Use and Anxiety Comorbidity” and “A Pilot Study of Assertive Case Management for Hoarding Disorder.”

Dr. Worden specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She has particular experience with cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder, and substance dependence.
Representative Publications: 
Worden, B. L., & Tolin, D. (2012, in press). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Adults. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Its Spectrum Across the Lifespan. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Green, K., Worden, B., Menges, D., & McCrady, B. (2008). Alcohol Use Disorders. In J. Hunsley & E. Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments that work. New York: Oxford.

Al-Otaiba, Z., Worden, B. L., McCrady, B. S., & Epstein, E. E. (2008). Accounting for self-selected drinking goals in the assessment of treatment outcome. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22(3), 439-443.

Worden, B. L., McCrady, B. S., & Epstein, E. E. (2008). Assessment reactivity to follow-up in a study of women's treatment for alcohol dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 33(6), 831-835.

Badgio, P. & Worden, B. (2007). Cognitive functioning and aging in women. Journal of Women and Aging, 19(1), 13-30.