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Dianne L. Chambless, Ph.D.

         Dianne Chambless is Merriam Term Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Clinical Training. Prof. Chambless’s scholarly and professional work is focused on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, family relationships of people with anxiety disorders and their relationship to treatment outcome, and dissemination of empirically supported treatments (ESTs). Her early work on identification of the importance of catastrophic thinking for patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia, including the specificity of panicogenic thoughts, was a stimulus to the development of cognitive-behavioral interventions for panic disorder. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters.
For her work on ESTs, Prof. Chambless is the recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychology from the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology in 1998 and of the Florence Halpern Award for distinguished professional contributions to clinical psychology, Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of American Psychological Association in 2000. Prof. Chambless has won a number of awards for her research and is especially proud of her 2002 award from the Clinical Psychology of Women Section of Division 12 for mentoring women in psychology.