Martin Franklin

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

BA, Psychology, Canisius College

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Franklin studies anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as chronic tic disorders and trichotillomania, TTM) in children and adults. His clinical and research careers have centered on these disorders, with a particular emphasis on developing and disseminating effective treatments.

Office Location: 
3535 Market Street, 6th Floor
Research Interests: 

Psychopathology and Psychotherapy

Selected Publications: 


Franklin, M. E., & Tolin, D. F. (2007). Treating trichotillomania: Cognitive behavioral therapy for hair pulling and related problems. New York, NY: Springer.

Kant, J. D., with Martin E. Franklin & Linda Wasmer Andrews (2008). The thought that counts: A firsthand account of one teenager’s experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder. New York: Oxford University Press.

Research Publications:

Neal-Barnett, A., Flessner, C. A., Franklin, M. E., Woods, D. W., Keuthen, N. J., Stein, D. J., & The Trichotillomania Learning Center Scientific Advisory Board (2010). Ethnic differences in trichotillomania: Phenomenology, interference, impairment, and treatment efficacy. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 553-558.

Simpson, H. B., Maher, M., Page, J. R., Gibbons, C., J., Franklin, M. E., & Foa, E. B. (2010). Development of a patient adherence scale for exposure and response prevention therapy. Behavior Therapy, 41, 30-37.

Simpson, H. B., Zuckoff, A. M., Maher, M. J., Page, J. R., Franklin, M. E., & Foa, E. B. (2010). Challenges using motivational interviewing as an adjunct to exposure therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 941-948.

Stein, D. J., Grant, J. E., Franklin, M. E., Keuthen, N. J., Lochner, C., Singer, H. S., & Woods, D. W. (2010). Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), skin picking disorder, and stereotypic movement disorder: Towards DSM-V. Depression & Anxiety, 27, 611-626.

Flancbaum, M., Rockmore, L., & Franklin, M. (2011). Intensive behavior therapy for tics: Implications for clinical practice and overcoming barriers to treatment. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 23, 61-69.

Franklin, M. E., Best, S., Wilson, M. A., Loew, B., & Compton, S. (2011). Habit reversal training and acceptance and commitment therapy for Tourette Syndrome: A pilot project. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 23, 49-60.

Franklin, M. E., & Foa, E. B. (2011). Treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 7, 229-243.

Flessner, C. A., Sapyta, J., Garcia, A., Freeman, J. B., Franklin, M. E., Foa, E. B., & March, J. S. (2011). Examining the psychometric properties of the Family Accommodation Scale-Parent Report (FAS-PR). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 38 - 46.

Simpson, H. B., Maher, M. J., Wang, Y., Bao, Y., Foa, E. B., & Franklin, M. (2011). Patient adherence predicts outcome from cognitive-behavioral therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 247-252.

Tucker, B. T. P., Woods, D. W., Flessner, C. A., Franklin, S. A., & Franklin, M. E. (2011). The skin picking impact project: Phenomenology, interference, and treatment utilization of pathological skin picking in a population-based sample. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 88-95.

Franklin, M. E., Edson, A. L., Ledley, D. A., & Cahill, S. P. (in press). Behavior therapy for pediatric trichotillomania: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.