Dr. Lata K. McGinn (PhD, Fordham University) is director of the Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD; associate professor of psychology; and director of the University-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) program for Anxiety and Depression. She is also adjunct professor at Mount Sinai Hospital. She joined the clinical faculty in September 2000 and developed the CBT training and research program for anxiety and depression. Prior to joining Ferkauf, Dr. McGinn served as faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center for 10 years. She was appointed director of the Clinical Psychology program in Fall, 2003, and under her leadership the clinical program has gained national prominence.
At the clinical program at Ferkauf, Dr. McGinn currently teaches Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders with Practicum I and II; Theory and Research Issues in Anxiety and Depression I and II; and has taught Fundamentals of Cognitive Therapy and Clinical Interviewing (with Practicum).
Dr. McGinn gives workshops and lectures worldwide and has authored numerous publications on anxiety and depressive disorders, including two books, titled "Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" published in 1999 by Jason Aronson, Inc. and "Treatment Plans and Interventions for Anxiety and Depression," published by Guilford in 2011. Her research examines the effects of environmental and cognitive styles on the development of anxiety and depression. She has also recently developed an intervention to prevent the development of depression and is currently testing its efficacy in a NIH-funded research study.
Dr. McGinn is currently president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy and is also on the Board of Directors of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is also a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and was appointed a Beck Scholar in recognition of her contributions to the field of Cognitive therapy. She was also appointed to serve on the Trauma Taskforce set up by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy to establish guidelines for treating individuals suffering from the psychological aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center. The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies awarded Dr. McGinn a certificate of appreciation in recognition of her professional contributions following September 11, 2001.
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