The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program provides state-of-the art cognitive behavioral treatment combined with education, training and innovative cognitive-behavioral research in the Department of Psychiatry at BWH.
Hundreds of randomized, controlled trials demonstrate that CBT is effective in treating a broad range of conditions such as depressive and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and chronic pain. Our clinical psychologists and social workers provide comprehensive cognitive-behavioral assessment, consultation and treatment of psychiatric disorders—often accompanied by complex medical issues—to adult patients referred to the Brigham Psychiatry Specialties Clinic (BPS). Traditional CBT as well as acceptance- and mindfulness-based therapies (often termed "3rd wave CBT") are offered in a range of specialty areas spanning psychiatric and medical illness. Some of these clinical services include
Christopher Ahn Allen, PhD
Our core clinical faculty members represent decades of experience with cognitive-behavioral treatment and research. Together, we provide evidence-based, expert consultation and treatment of such conditions as depression, panic, OCD, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety, substance abuse and trichotillomania as well as assist clients in dealing with behavioral issues that may impact their medical care such as treatment adherence, weight management and motivation for change.
Gabe Gruner, LICSW
Shannon Sorenson, PhD
The CBT Program provides training and supervision to psychology externs, psychiatry residents and fellows, as well as consultation to BWH/BWFH faculty and staff. We emphasize learning cognitive-behavioral theory, principles and processes of change to engender flexibility in using these approaches across diagnoses and problem sets.
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