Roster: Clinical Treatment Guideline Development Panel for Depressive Disorders Across the Life Span
Appointments approved by APA Board of Directors in February 2012
Jacques Barber, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a professor and dean of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. Dr. Barber is also a professor emeritus of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Barber's research focuses on the outcome and process of various psychotherapies — in particular, psychodynamic and cognitive therapies — for depression, panic disorder, PTSD, substance dependence and personality disorders. Barber has published more than 180 papers, chapters and books in the field of psychotherapy and personality, has secured extensive funding from a variety of federal sources, and has established numerous research collaborations around the world.
Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, is a child and adolescent psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Breland-Noble has both extensive research and clinical experience related to the psychological treatment of depression, and has specialized research and treatment experience in addressing depression in marginalized groups. Breland-Noble is also the director of the African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescence (AAKOMA) Project, which is a multiphase project funded by NIMH that examines readiness to engage in treatment among African-American adolescents with major depression. In 2010, Breland-Noble completed a master's degree in health sciences (clinical research) at the Duke School of Medicine.
Pim Cuijpers, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Department of Clinical Psychology at the VU University Amsterdam. Additionally, Dr. Cuijpers is vice director of the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research in Amsterdam. Before he was appointed as a professor at the VU University in 2004, Cuijpers worked for 15 years in mental health care as a psychologist and prevention specialist. Cuijpers has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications. He has particular expertise in conducting randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses on prevention and psychological treatments of depression and other common mental disorders. Furthermore, he has published on psychoeducational treatment and early intervention for depression, prevention of new cases of mental disorder, bibliotherapy and Internet interventions for depression. Cuijpers and his research group have published more than 30 meta-analyses examining various subgroups and aspects of depression treatment trials.
Leslie Samuel Greenberg, PhD, is a distinguished research professor in the Department of Psychology at York University and the Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Center. Dr. Greenberg is among the primary developers of emotion focused therapy (EFT) for individuals and for couples and a leading authority on working with emotions in psychotherapy. Greenberg's professional publications include 102 peer-reviewed papers, 89 book chapters and 17 books, and his integrative work reflects cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal and solution-focused treatment approaches. Greenberg is a founder of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), a founder of the Society for Constructivism in Psychotherapy (SCP) and a past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR).
Elizabeth Lin, MD, MPH, is a family physician and a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Over the past two decades, Dr. Lin has gained a wealth of expertise both as a practicing family medicine physician and as a researcher on depression in primary care. Her research team has conducted NIMH-funded randomized clinical trials, including trials examining collaborative care for depression and integrated collaborative care for chronic illnesses and depression. Currently, Lin is leading a dissemination project to adapt a novel multicondition collaborative intervention for a patient-centered medical home clinic at Group Health Cooperative, in Seattle. With knowledge of Chinese, Spanish and English, Lin has been able to serve general medical patients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
John McQuaid, PhD, (chair) is a clinical psychologist and a professor of clinical psychology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. McQuaid has been the PI or co-investigator on studies addressing the etiology, course, assessment and treatment of depression and related disorders. Clinically, McQuaid has directed mood disorder programs at the San Diego and San Francisco VA Medical Centers over the past 15 years, working in interdisciplinary settings that provide psychotherapy as well as pharmacotherapy. McQuaid recently served as a member of the panel that developed an update of the Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Treatment Guideline for Major Depression. As an instructor/supervisor and administrator, McQuaid has trained advanced students from multiple disciplines in psychotherapies for depression and has been responsible for overseeing the implementation of treatment programs for mood disorders in VA settings.
Laura Mufson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as a research scientist and director of the Department of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she is the director of training in child psychology at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Mufson has extensive experience in conducting clinical trials of treatments for depression in children and adolescents and in training clinicians in empirically-supported psychotherapies for depression and other disorders. Mufson has developed the adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the treatment of adolescent depression (IPT-A) and has conducted both efficacy and effectiveness studies. Additionally, Mufson has expertise in the implementation of evidence-based treatment for depression in community settings.
Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and distinguished university professor of psychology, professor of medicine and professor of public health at Drexel University, as well as honorary professor of community health sciences at The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Dr. Nezu has published extensively on a wide variety of topics, including research methodology, depression treatment, clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine, stress and coping, and developmental disabilities. He is co-developer of Problem-Solving Therapy and current editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Nezu is past president of both the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. He is also member-at-large and chair of the Committee on Diversity for the Society of Clinical Psychology, a consultant to the Office of Mental Health Services of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a member of the Special Medical Advisory Group of the Veterans Health Administration.
Charles F. Reynolds III, MD, a psychiatrist, is the UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a professor of behavioral and community health science at the university's Graduate School of Public Health. He also serves as the director of the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services. Dr. Reynolds directs the NIMH-sponsored Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in the Prevention and Treatment of Late-Life Mood Disorders and the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is the recipient of a Research Scientist Award and MERIT award from NIMH for studies of maintenance therapies in late life depression, and he has received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. His research investigates the prevention of depression and its complications (including suicide) in older adults, treatment of older adults with severe mood disorders, and identification and removal of barriers to depression treatment in community settings. Reynolds also directs research training in mental health and aging at the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic and serves as research training director for project EXPORT HEALTH at the Graduate School of Public Health, a program aimed at reducing health disparities affecting African Americans.
Rhonda Robinson-Beale, MD, is a psychiatrist and the chief medical officer at United Behavioral Health, where she leads quality initiatives related to clinical models and systems. Dr. Robinson-Beale has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of behavioral health and quality management as well as medical policy and management. She previously was senior VP and chief medical officer for Cigna Behavioral Health, and held leadership roles with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Health Alliance Plan. Robinson-Beale has served on the National Committee for Quality Assurance and on the Institute of Medicine's Neuroscience and Behavioral Health/Health Care Services Board. Clinically, Robinson-Beale has particular experience in the treatment of adolescents.
Forrest Scogin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama. Dr. Scogin was the project director for a Graduate Psychology Education grant from HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions that developed interdisciplinary training and practice models for the provision of psychological services to underserved populations in primary care clinics. Scogin's research focuses on the efficacy and effectiveness of psychologically based interventions for mental health problems experienced by older adults. His work has included an extensive meta-analytic review of the geriatric depression treatment literature and studies of alternative means of delivery of mental health interventions, particularly for medically frail and rural older adults. Scogin has also maintained an independent practice for over 20 years, providing services directly to older adults.