1993 / Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology: Fordham University, Bronx, NY
1988 / Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology: Fordham University, Bronx, NY
1988 / Master of Arts (M.A.), General Psychology: The American University, Washington DC
New York State Psychologist: #012213
Academy of CBT Clinician and Consultant-Trainer
Lata K. McGinn, PhD is a clinical psychologist and is a tenured Professor of Psychology and Director of the CBT training program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She is co-founder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC), an evidence-based treatment and training center in New York. She specializes in the vulnerability, prevention, treatment and dissemination of stress, anxiety, trauma, OCD, depression, and related disorders using cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT). Dr. McGinn treats adults and adolescents in her practice, teaches and supervises graduate and post-graduate trainees, conducts research and authors books and articles, conducts lectures and workshops worldwide to both lay and professional audiences, and consults to schools, agencies, businesses, and other organizations. 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.” Her expertise has also been highlighted by various media outlets including NBC, Huffington Post, USA Today, Elite Daily, Parents, Shape, Bustle, and others.
Dr. McGinn is the associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Cognitive Therapy and Research, serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Practice, and is on the advisory board of the Journal of Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy. 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 won the Outstanding Service to ABCT award in 2020 and was awarded a certificate of appreciation by ABCT in recognition of her professional contributions to disseminating trauma prevention interventions on a Trauma Taskforce following September 11, 2001.
Dr. McGinn is a founding fellow and certified trainer of the Academy of CBT, serves as Representative-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP), and is the Chair of the International Associates Committee of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (ABCT). In 2019, Dr. McGinn spearheaded a global initiative to found the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (WCCBT) and currently serves as its President-Elect. Dr. McGinn also helped found the Indian Association of CBT (IACBT) and presently serves as its honorary president. She is also a founding fellow of the New York CBT (NYC-CBT) association. Dr. McGinn has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (ABCT) as Representative-at-Large and is a Past President of the Academy of CBT (A-CBT) and of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP).
Dr. McGinn is available for seminars, media interviews, and speaking engagements. For more information on availability and booking, or if you have any questions please use the link below contact Dr. McGinn.