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Lata K. McGinn, PhD

Lata
K.
McGinn, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; Director, CBT Training Program and Clinic for Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Trauma, and Depression

lata.mcginn@yu.edu

646-592-4394

Resnick campus - Rousso Building
Room#126

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center

Internship, Montefiore Medical Center

PhD, Fordham University, 1993

MA, Fordham University, 1988

M.A., American University, 1986

B.A., St. Xavier's College, 1984

Dr. Lata K. McGinn is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies (CBT) Training Program and Clinic for Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Trauma, and Depression. 

 

Dr. McGinn's clinical, training, and research expertise is in cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) for the prevention and treatment of stress, anxiety disorders (e.g., general anxiety, social anxiety, panic, phobias), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). She examines the effects of environmental, cognitive, and behavioral factors as contributors of vulnerability to these conditions and has developed a unified vulnerability model for panic disorder and social phobia. Dr. McGinn has developed an intervention to prevent the development of depression and has tested the efficacy of this intervention in a NIH funded research study. She has also developed the Mind-Action-Mood (M&M) Program, a Universal (Tier 1) program, and implemented it in schools to prevent anxiety and depression and build resilience and functioning.

Dr. McGinn is the president of the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (WCCBT) and in that capacity, works with local, national, and regional organizations across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australasia, and Africa as well as Global organizations like the World Health Organization to promote evidence-based mental health practices. In 2019, she spearheaded the global initiative to found the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (WCCBT). She is also a past president of the International Association of CBT (IACBT) and continues to serve on IACBT’s Board of Directors. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the  Association of 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 a founding fellow, certified consultant-trainer, and past-president of the Academy of CBT (A-CBT) and is a Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT). Dr. McGinn is a founding fellow of the New York CBT (NYC-CBT) association, helped found the Indian Association of CBT (IACBT) and is its honorary president, and is also the vice-president of the Access Psychology Foundation.

 

Dr. McGinn serves on the editorial board of peer-reviewed journals such as Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, International Journal of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive and Behavior Practice, on the advisory boards of the Journal of Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy and served as the associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Cognitive Therapy and Research. She has earned the title of Beck Scholar and was appointed as a Fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She also served on Division 12, APA’s taskforce on Evidence-Based Doctoral Training. In recognition of her achievements in the field of CBT, Dr. McGinn has earned the title of Beck Scholar and was appointed a Fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (ABCT). She was awarded a certificate of appreciation by ABCT in recognition of her professional contributions on trauma prevention interventions on a Trauma Taskforce following September 11, 2001, and won the Outstanding Service to ABCT award in 2020.

Dr. McGinn publishes extensively on Cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) for the prevention and treatment of stress, anxiety (general anxiety, social anxiety, panic, phobia), trauma, PTSD, depression, and OCD. 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 14 languages.

 

lata.mcginn@yu.edu

646-592-4394

Resnick campus - Rousso Building
Room#126

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Fall 2023

CBT for Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Depression I PSC 6470

Advanced CBT Practicum I 6504A

Anxiety Depression At-Risk Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Research LAB I PSC 6474

Research Project I PSC 6915

Research Project II PSC 6916

Advanced Research Seminar PSC 6539

 

Spring 2024

CBT for Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Depression II PSC 6471

Advanced CBT Practicum II 6504B

Anxiety Depression At-Risk Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Research LAB II PSC 6475

Research Project I PSC 6915

Research Project II PSC 6916

Advanced Research Seminar PSC 6539