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Diane Sholomskas, PhD


Diane E. Sholomskas, Ph.D., is a licensed Psychologist specializing in Anxiety Disorders, Mood disorders, and Phobias. Since 1996, she has been the Principal Investigator and Director of Research for Applied Behavioral Research in New Haven. At the Yale University School of Medicine, she served as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Psychiatry. She also served as the Co-Director of the Yale School of Medicine’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Sholomskas has conducted clinical research, designed, implemented, and managed multicenter collaborative treatment outcome studies, implemented psychiatric genetic epidemiological surveys, and directed outpatient treatment research clinics for mood and anxiety disorders.

She developed the Interpersonal Therapy Training Film for the multicenter TPT treatment outcome study in the 1980’s. She has long served as a supervisor for psychology trainees at the Yale Psychological Services Clinic and an interviewer for resident candidates in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sholomskas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Affiliate of International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and has served as an Expert Trainer for the foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Institute. In 2000, she won the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Distinguished Psychologist Award for the Contribution to the Science of Psychology. Dr. Sholomskas is a published author in many professional journals. Currently, she maintains a private psychology practice where she focuses on evidence-based, time-limited psychotherapies including cognitive behavioral therapies.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Adelphi University (1986)
  • MA
    New School for Social Research, Psychology (1972)
  • BA
    New York University, Psychology (1970)

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