Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence

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Edna B. Foa, Ph.D.

School of Medicine
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry

Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Dr. Foa is the world-renowned devloper of prolonged exposure therapy, a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in which people revisit the traumatic event in order to help them heal. Her groundbreaking work has changed the lives of victims of rape, members of military, and others who have experienced traumatic events. She has received many awards for her contribution to the field, including her first honorary doctorate degree from the University of Basal in Switzerland.

 

Click here to see what Time magazine wrote when they named her one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2010.

 

 

SELECT RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Foa EB, McLean CP. The Efficacy of Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders and Its Underlying Mechanisms: The Case of OCD and PTSD. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 2015;

 

Kaczkurkin AN, Foa EB. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders: an update on the empirical evidence. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 2015; 17(3): 337-46.

 

 McLean CP, Yeh R, Rosenfield D, Foa EB. Changes in negative cognitions mediate PTSD symptom reductions during client-centered therapy and prolonged exposure for adolescents. Behavior Resesearch Therapy, 2015; 68: 64-69. 

 

Schnyder U, Ehlers A, Elbert T, Foa EB, Gersons BP, Resick PA, Shapiro F, Cloitre M. Psychotherapies for PTSD: what do they have in common? European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 2015; 6: 281-286.

 

 

EMAIL

 

foa@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

WEBSITE

 

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