Professor of Psychology
Hauser Hall 227
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DegreesPHD, 1988, SUNY Univ Cntr Albany; BA, 1982, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook
Dr. William C. Sanderson is Professor of Psychology and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate (PhD) programs in psychology. His primary areas of research include anxiety disorders, depression, and cognitive behavior therapy. Dr. Sanderson?s clinical expertise is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for patients with anxiety and depressive disorders, and he has been treating and conducting research on such patients since 1983.
Dr. Sanderson received his Ph.D. from the University of Albany, where he worked under the mentorship of Dr. David Barlow at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders. He then completed a Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Aaron T. Beck (the founder of Cognitive Therapy) at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sanderson is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Sanderson has participated on numerous national committees, including the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Workgroup, and was recently the Chair of the American Psychological Association Division of Clinical Psychology's Committee on Science and Practice (a Task Force aimed at identifying and promoting the practice of empirically supported psychological interventions). He has published five books and over 80 articles and chapters, primarily in the areas of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and cognitive behavior therapy.
Teaching InterestsPsychopathology Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Evolutionary Psychology
Research InterestsAnxiety Disorders Mechanism of action of cognitive therapy
Recent Courses Taught
|PSY 039||ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY||Undergraduate|
|PSY 070||EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY||Undergraduate|
|PSY 139||ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY||Undergraduate|
|PSY 223||RES DESIGN II: INDEP PROJECTS||Graduate|
|PSY 229||BEHVRL COUN & PSYTHRPY||Graduate|
|PSY 415||CS:ANXIETY DISORDERS & DEPRESN||Graduate|
|PSY 500||INTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSY||Graduate|
|PSY 501||INTRNSHP IN CLINCL PSY: CMPLTN||Graduate|
|PSY 602||DISSERTATION PROP PREP||Graduate|
|PSY 604||DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT||Graduate|
|PSY 605A||DISSERTATN EXTENSION||Graduate|