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 styles 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 the President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and the Past-President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP). She has also 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. She is also the chair of a sub-committee that is currently in the process of developing the World Confederation of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 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 by the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research 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 treatment of depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic and other stress related disorders, and obsessive compulsive and related disorders. anxiety and mood disorders and has authored numerous articles and chapters including two books titled “Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder’ and "Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders."
Resnick campus - Rousso Building