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BACKGROUND:  I am a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where I teach and supervise graduate students, psychiatry residents, and other healthcare providers in CBT and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).  I lead workshops and lectures on topics including CBT, mindfulness-based therapies, and overcoming anxiety and mood disorders.  I am also a founding partner in the Pacific Anxiety Group.

Prior to my faculty appointment at Stanford, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a psychologist in the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). At CAMH, I worked closely with Dr. Zindel Segal and trained in mindfulness-based practices. I was the Director of Training for the Psychology Internship Program at CAMH and helped oversee training, supervision, assessment, and treatment services for the CBT Clinic. 

I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology from McGill University, in Montreal, Canada.  I went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia, where I received extensive training in evidence-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. After graduate school, I completed my internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, followed by my postdoctoral training at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.  

I have published scientific articles and book chapters on topics including anxiety disorders, depression, cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy, and I recently co-edited a book on clinical supervision published by APA Publishing entitled “Supervision in Psychiatric Practice; Practical Approaches Across Venues and Providers.”