Professor of Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; Director, Clinical Program
Dr. Lata K. McGinn is Professor of Psychology, Director of the Doctoral Clinical Program (PsyD), and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Training Program and Clinic for Anxiety and Depression.
Dr. McGinn’s research is on vulnerability and prevention of depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic and other stress related disorders, and obsessive compulsive and related disorders. She examines the effects of environmental, cognitive, and behavioral factors as contributors of risk to these conditions and has also developed an intervention to prevent the development of depression that has been tested in a NIH funded research study. Her teaching and clinical training expertise is in the area of cognitive behavior therapy, depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic and other stress related disorders, and obsessive compulsive and related disorders.Dr. McGinn is currently adapting her CBT intervention program to target universal prevention of anxiety and depression among youth in school settings.
Dr. McGinn spearheaded a global initiative to found the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (WCCBT) in 2019 and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She is also the Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP). She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), as the program chair of the ABCT convention in 2009, and is currently the chair of ABCT’s International Associates Committee. Dr. McGinn is a Founding Fellow and a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is a credentialed Academy of Cognitive Therapy consultant and trainer. In recognition of her achievements in the field of cognitive behavior therapy, Dr. McGinn earned the title of Beck Scholar and was appointed a Fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies. The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies awarded her a certificate of appreciation in recognition of her professional contributions made on a Trauma Taskforce following September 11, 2001. She is also a Founding fellow of the New York CBT (NYC-CBT) association and is the honorary president and Founding fellow of the Indian Association of CBT (IACBT). Dr. McGinn is associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Cognitive Therapy and Research, is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, and on the advisory boards of the Journal of Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy and Cognitive and Behavior Practice. She has also served on Division 12, APA’s taskforce on Evidence-Based Doctoral Training.
Dr. McGinn specializes in the cognitive behavioral prevention and treatment of depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic and other stress related disorders, and obsessive compulsive and related disorders Her publications span peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and her co-authored books, "Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" and, "Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders,” which has been translated into fourteen languages.
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