Dr. Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D.

Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D.

Lata K. McGinn, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is a tenured Professor of Psychology, Director of the Doctoral Clinical Program, and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training Program for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and she is Co-founder of Cognitive Behavioral Consultants or CBC, an evidence-based clinical practice and training center in Manhattan and White Plains, New York. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University in 1993.

Dr. McGinn is internationally renowned for her expertise on Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and the full range of anxiety and depressive disorders.  Her extensive 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 have been translated into nine languages. Her research focuses on the vulnerability and prevention of depression and anxiety disorders. She has also developed an intervention to prevent the development of depression and has tested the efficacy of this intervention in a NIH funded research study. Her clinical expertise is in the cognitive behavioral treatment of stress, anxiety (general anxiety, social anxiety, panic, phobias and more), PTSD, OCD, depression, habit, and relationship problems. Dr. McGinn presents her research worldwide and is a widely sought after speaker. She gives invited keynotes, lectures, master clinician seminars, and workshops, and provides consultation throughout the world to professionals, consumers, schools, agencies, and companies. Her expertise has been highlighted by various media outlets including the Huffington Post, AllYou, Women’s Health, Women’s World, Shape, Parents, and Bustle.

Dr. McGinn is the President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and is 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), served as the program chair of the 2009 ABCT convention, 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 a World Confederation of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT). Dr. McGinn is a Founding Fellow and a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, is an ACT certified Trainer and Consultant, and is a founding fellow of the New York CBT (NYC-CBT) association. She has received many awards and honors. In recognition of her achievements in the field of cognitive behavior therapy, Dr. McGinn has 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 Behavior and Cognitive Therapies also awarded her a certificate of appreciation in recognition of her professional contributions made on a Trauma Taskforce following September 11, 2001. Dr. McGinn is associate editor of the 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 Behavioral Practice. She has also served on Division 12, APA’s taskforce on Evidence-Based Doctoral Training.

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