Broderick Sawyer, MS


Broderick Sawyer, MS, orignally from Connecticut, is a third year practicum student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Louisville. He is working under the supervision of Dr. Monnica Williams.

Mr. Sawyer's research interests have focused on OCD, racism-related stress and trauma, and treatment utilization in racial/ethnic minority populations. Mr. Sawyer has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles surrounding differential symptom expression in post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. His clinical experiences include providing outpatient treatment for trauma and depression using CBT and functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP). Mr. Sawyer has also provided clinical lectures for mental health professionals on racism-related stress and trauma, connecting with African American clients, assessing OCD in diverse populations, and culturally sensitive interventions when working with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients.

Selected OCD Publications

Williams, M. T., Brown, T., & Sawyer, B. (in press). Psychiatric comorbidity and hoarding symptoms in African Americans with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Black Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0095798416639438

DeLapp, R. C. T., Williams, M.T., Davis, D. M., & Sawyer, B. (2016). Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Chapter 10. In A. Breland-Noble, C. S. Al-Mateen, & N. N. Singh (Eds.), Hand-book of Mental Health in African American Youth (pp. 163-185). Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-25501-9

Sawyer, B., Williams, M. T., Chasson, G., Davis, D., & Chapman, L. K. (2015). The impact of childhood family functioning on anxious, depressive, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in adulthood among African Americans. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders, 4, 8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2014.10.004

Williams, M. T., Wetterneck, C., & Sawyer, B. (2015). Assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder with African Americans, Chapter 10. In L. T. Benuto & B. D. Leany (Eds.), Guide to Psychological Assessment with African Americans (pp. 145-161). New York, NY: Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4939-1003-8. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1004-5_10

Williams, M. T., Sawyer, B., Leonard, R. C., Ellsworth, M., Simms, J. V., & Riemann, B. C. (2015). Minority participation in a major residential and intensive outpatient program for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 5, 67-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2015.02.004