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  • Psychology
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Anxiety in Non-Clinical Populations
  • Social and Evaluative Anxiety
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy Integration
  • Research Interest

    My research focuses on two topics. The first is anxiety in non-clinical populations, particularly social and evaluative anxiety. Recently we have been studying how mindfulness and related constructs play a role in anxiety and how mindfulness may improve the outcomes in intervention programs for social anxiety and stress. My second research area is psychotherapy, from the perspective of psychotherapy integration. In recent years we have studied the treatment decisions made by eclectic and integrative therapists. In particular, we have been studying how integrative therapists incorporate new treatment methods they learn into the approach they already use, and whether the way in which they incorporate these new methods is affected by their primary theoretical orientation and the client population they see.