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William C. Sanderson

Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 1988, SUNY Univ Cntr Albany; BA, 1982, SUNY Stony Brook Univ


Bio

Dr. William C. Sanderson is Professor of Psychology and Director of the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology. He teaches in the undergraduate and graduate (PhD) programs in psychology.

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 more than 100 articles and chapters, primarily in the areas of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and cognitive behavior therapy.


Teaching Interests

Psychopathology
Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Evolutionary Psychology

See link to personal website for course syllabi

Research Interests

Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Depression
Cognitive appraisal and emotion
Evolutionary Psychology (as it relates to clinical psychology,
e.g., theory of human nature, evolutionary psychopathology)

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
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 DISSSERTATION PROP PREP Graduate
PSY 603A EXTEND DISSERT ADVIS Graduate
PSY 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
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