Doctoral Student and Researcher
David Houghton is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Trinity University, he spent time conducting research on combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. David then went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from Missouri State University.
As a current PhD student, David conducts research on obsessive-compulsive disorders such as Trichotillomania, Excoriation Disorder, and Tourette Syndrome. He has authored or co-authored 4 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters, and presented his research at several academic conferences. For clinical work, David provides therapy and assessment for the Tic Disorders Specialty Clinic at Texas A&M, and while specializing in children he accepts clients of all ages.
The future directions of David's work include research on sensory processing in obsessive-compulsive disorders, neuropsychological traits in body-focused repetitive behaviors, and peer victimization of children with tic disorders. When not in the lab, he is involved in professional organizations such as the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Association of Behavior Analysis International.
Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. Working with these partners enables Anxiety.org to extend its commitment to its mission. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2019, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.