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  • Psychology
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Depression
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Biography

    My research is broadly focused on understanding cognitive factors associated with depression and suicide, such as dysfunctional beliefs, attention fixation, and problem-solving deficits, as well as how we can change these factors to produce better treatment outcomes and prevent suicide. I am also interested in methods to assess and promote patients’ development of cognitive and behavioral skills during therapy. I use a variety of methodologies to answer key research questions, including self-report, behavioral and neuropsychological tasks, ecological momentary assessment, as well as qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.