Dr. Doug Mennin received his Ph.D. from Temple University in 2001 and, after 9 years on the faculty at Yale University, joined the Department of Psychology at CUNY Hunter College where he has been a Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Health Psychology and Clinical Science Ph.D. training program. Beginning in September 2017, Dr. Mennin will become a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College. In his academic role, Dr. Mennin has trained numerous graduate students and post-baccalaureate research assistants on diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Mennin has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books and regularly gives invited workshops and colloquia, and often speaks to the media about how to help people better understand and respond to their struggles with anxiety, worry, and depression. He currently serves on the editorial board of six journals and on the executive boards of the APA Division of Clinical Psychology and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and is the Vice-chair of the Scientific Council of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
Dr. Mennin has developed an active program of research in clinical trials and basic research into the nature of mood and anxiety disorders. His work has largely focused on understanding and treating chronic and recurring bouts of anxiety and mood disorders, particularly worry, stress, and depression. He has examined these problems from a perspective that highlights the importance of one’s ability to respond efficiently to emotional situations when they arise as well as one’s ability to manage resultant moods in effective rather than maladaptive ways. He has conducted numerous studies of the basic psychological and physiological mechanisms of generalized anxiety and depression and has recently been examining the role of worry and rumination in maintaining and exacerbating gastric dysfunction and chronic inflammation. He also regularly conducts psychotherapy outcome and mechanism research. Specifically, he has been examining Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT), which is an integrative mind-body psychotherapy that draws from contemporary approaches as well as affect science and neuroscience. Dr. Mennin’s work on ERT has demonstrated considerable positive outcomes as well as identified a number of cognitive, physiological, and neural mechanisms that may help explain how the therapist is effective. Along with colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and in Denmark, he has also recently adapted this approach to treat distressed caregivers of patients with cancer.
More information about Dr. Mennin’s research, speaking engagements, and practice can be found at nycstressanxiety.com
Dr. Mennin has maintained a private practice in New York City for over 12 years and is excited to be joining the Center for Integrative Practices.