If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

 

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.

Dr. William C. Sanderson is Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University (Long Island, NY) where he teaches and conducts research on the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. Dr. Sanderson is a clinical psychologist with expertise in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Sanderson received his Ph.D. in 1987 working under the mentorship of Dr. David Barlow at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders, University at Albany. 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 and is presently a Board Member. He has participated on numerous national committees, including the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Workgroup, served as Editor of The Clinical Psychologist, and was 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 evidence-based psychological interventions). Dr. Sanderson has published more than 100 articles (including 7 books), primarily in the areas of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, evidence-based treatments, 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 274 ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Graduate
PSY 415 CS:ANXIETY DISORDERS & DEPRESN Graduate
PSY 451D HUMAN NATURE Graduate
PSY 500 INTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSY Graduate
PSY 501 INTRNSHP IN CLINCL PSY: CMPLTN Graduate
PSY 602 DISSERTATION PROP PREP Graduate
PSY 603A EXTEND DISSERT ADVIS Graduate
PSY 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
Photo of William Sanderson

OFFICE
Hauser Hall 0221A
VOICE
516-463-5633
Send an Email
Personal Web Site