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Dr. John Hart, PhD, LPC-S

Dr. Hart has over 30 years experience treating obsessive-compulsive related disorders. Throughout that time Dr. Hart has been affiliated with The Menninger Clinic including the Menninger OCD Program, now the Houston OCD Program. Currently, Dr. Hart owns Behavior Therapy of Houston, does diagnostic consultations for Menninger, and consultation and specialty treatment at the Houston Methodist Behavioral Medicine Clinic. He has published several dozen research articles and has presented widely nationally and internationally on OCD and anxiety related subjects. He is a member of the The Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) faculty and board member of the Peace of Mind Foundation.

Publications

Book Chapters

Fowler, J.C. Orme, W.H. & Hart, J.M. (2014). Specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies for the Personality Disorders. In J. M. Oldham, A. E. Skodol, & D. S. Bender. (Eds.) American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, Third Edition. Washington, D. C: American Psychiatric Press.


Hart, J. et al. Step-by-step treatment manual. In M. T. Williams & C. T. Wetterneck (Eds.). Treating Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Hoboken, NJ. John Wiley & Sons


Hart, J. et al. Trouble shooting common problems. In M. T. Williams & C. T. Wetterneck (Eds.). Treating Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Hoboken, NJ. John Wiley & Sons


Fowler, J.C. & Hart, J.M. (2014). Specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies for the Personality Disorders. In J. M. Oldham, A. E. Skodol, & D. S. Bender. (Eds.) American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition. Washington, D. C: American Psychiatric Press.


Björgvinsson T., & Hart, J. (2007). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Hersen, M. & Rosqvist, J. (Eds.). In Handbook of Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment. New York: John Wiley & Sons.


Björgvinsson T., & Hart, J. (2006). Cognitive behavior therapy and mentalizing. J. G. Allen & P. Fonagy. Handbook of Mentalization-based treatment (pp.157-170). New York: John Wiley.

Journal Articles

Chase, T., Chasson, G., C. Elizabeth, H., Wetterneck, C. T., Smith, A. H., & Hart J. M. (2018). The mediating role of emotion regulation in the relationship between OCD severity and self-compassion in a non-referred sample. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 2.


McIngvale, E., Rufino, K., Ehlers, M., & Hart, J. (2017). An In-Depth Look at the Scrupulosity Dimension of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, Advance online publication


McIngvale, E., Rufino, K., Katz, J., & Hart, J. (2017). Value of a One-Item OCD Severity Perception Screener, Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. Advance online publication


Hsiao-Lan Hong, J. Bravo, M., Lee, E., Wetterneck, C., & Hart, J. (2017) Need to screen for clinical levels of OCD? Four Questions are the key, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 81, X.


Boyd, D & Hart, J. (2016) Potential utility of a cost-effective virtual reality system for treatment of fear of flying, Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance,12,9. 


MacIngvale, E., Hart, J., & Bordnick, P. (2015). A self-help website for obsessive compulsive disorder; who is accessing the website? Journal of Technology in Human Services, 33,2.


Lee, E., Steinberg, D., Phillips, L,. Hart, J., Smith, A., Wetterneck, C. (2015). Examining the effects of accommodation and caregiver burden on relationship satisfaction in caregivers of individuals with OCD. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 79,1.


Panayiotou, G., Leonidou,C., Constantinou, E., Hart, J., Kimberly L. Rinehart, K.L., Sy, J.T., Björgvinsson, T. (2015). Do alexithymic individuals avoid their feelings? Experiential avoidance mediates the association between alexithymia, psychosomatic, and depressive symptoms in a community and a clinical sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 26.


Fowler, J.C., Allen, J. G., Hart, J. M., Slyck, H., B. Frueh, B. C., Ellis, T, & Oldham, J.M. (2014). Improvement in emotion regulation over the course of intensive inpatient psychiatric treatment: The impact of attachment status and experiential avoidance. Journal of Emotion Regulation and Borderline Personality, 1, 19.


Wetterneck, C.T., Singh, S., & Hart, J. (2014). Shame proneness in symptom dimensions of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78,2.


Martinelli, M., Chasson, G.S., Bjorgvinsson, T., Wetterneck, C.T., Hart, J., Stanley, M. A. (2014). Perfectionism dimensions as predictors of OCD symptom dimensions. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78, 2.


Wetterneck, C.A., Steinberg, D., & Hart, J. (2014). Experiential avoidance in symptom dimensions of OCD. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78, 2.


Wetterneck, C., T., Lee, E. B., Smith, A. H., & Hart, J.M. (2013). Courage, Self-Compassion, and Values in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science,2,3-4.


Björgvinsson, T., Hart, J., Wetterneck, C., Chasson, G., Entricht, T. L., Heffelfinger, S., & Stanley, M. (2013). Treatment outcome for adults with severe OCD in a specialized hospital setting. Journal of Psychiatric Practice.


MacIngvale, E,. Block-Bakos, C., Hart, J., & Bordnick, P. (2013). Obsessive compulsive disorder, self-help and the Internet: How technology can change delivery and treatment. Psicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale


Boyd, D., Wetterneck, C. T., & Hart, J. (2013). A study to determine the utility of a full motion flight simulator for treatment of individuals with a fear of flying. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 84.


MacIngvale, E,. Block-Bakos, C., Hart, J., & Bordnick, P. (2012). Technology and obsessive compulsive disorder: An interactive self-help website for OCD. Journal of Technology in Human Services. 30, 2 


Venta, A., Hart, J., & Sharp, C,.(2012). Alexithymia, experiential avoidance, and emotion regulation in psychiatric, inpatient adolescents. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 18, 3.


Wetterneck, C. T., & Hart, J. M. (2012). Intimacy is a transdiagnostic problem for CBT: Functional analytic psychotherapy is a solution. International Journal for Behavior Consultation and Therapy, 7, 2-3, 167-176.


Smith, A. H., Wetterneck, C. T., Hart, J.M., Short, M.B., & Björgvinsson, T. (2012). Differences in obsessional beliefs and emotion appraisal in obsessive compulsive symptom presentation. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 1, 1, 54–61.


Venta, A. Hart, J, & Sharp, C., (2012). Experiential avoidance and anxiety disorders: An examination of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth in inpatient adolescents. Psychological Assessment, 24,1, 240-248.


Wetterneck, C.T., Smith, A.H., Hart, J., & Burgess, A.J., (2011) Predictors of distress from sexual thoughts in a non-clinical population: The influence of religion, emotions, and thought processes. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. 25, 189-202.


Wetterneck, C. T., Little, T. E., Chasson, G., Smith, A. H., Hart, J., Björgvinsson, T., & Stanley, M.A. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive personality traits: How are they related to OCD severity? Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 25,8,1024-1031.


Weyuk, L., Hart, J., & Björgvinsson, T. (2010). Do Metacognitions Change Following Intensive ERP for OCD? Results from an inpatient sample. Unpublished manuscript.


Calleo, J.S., Hart, J., Bjorgvinsson, T, and Stanley, M.A. (2010). Obsessions and worry beliefs in an inpatients OCD population. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 3, 903-908.


Hart, J., & Björgvinsson, T. (2010). Health anxiety and hypochondriasis: Diagnosis and treatment issues highlighted through case presentation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. 74, 2, 122-140


Björgvinsson, T., Wetterneck, C. T., Powell, D. M., Chasson, G. S., Webb, S. A., Hart, J., et al. (2008). Treatment outcome for adolescent OCD in a specialized hospital setting. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 14. 3, 137-145


Björgvinsson, T, Hart, J, & Heffelfinger, S.E., (2007). Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Update on assessment and treatment. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 13, 6, 362-372.


Wetterneck, C., Hart, J., &Björgvinsson, T. (2007). Helping the helpers: Roadmap to recovery. Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Newsletter 20(3), 3-6.


Hart, J., Björgvinsson, T., & Davidson, J. (2004). Health Anxiety and Hypochondriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment of These Serious and Debilitating Illnesses. Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Newsletter, 18(6), 3-11.