About Me

 

Expertise

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Specific phobias

  • Generalized anxiety disorder

  • Depressive disorders

  • Coping with chronic health conditions

Education and Fellowship

Education:

  • Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, University of Houston, 2017
    Dissertation: HIV Anxiety Reduction/Management Program (HAMRT): A Proof-of-Concept Test

  • M.A. – Psychology, University of Houston, 2013

  • B.S. – Psychology, Florida State University, Summa Cum Laude, 2010

Fellowship:

  • Post-doctoral fellow, McLean OCD Institute // Houston, 2017-2018

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed clinical psychologist, Texas State board of examiners of psychologists, 2018; license #37048

  • Certified provider of the Bergen 4-Day Treatment (B4DT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Anxiety Disorders: A 5-Day Professional Training Workshop: John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., 

  • ACT I Training: Steven Hayes, Ph.D., 

  • ACT II Training: Steven Hayes, Ph.D.            

Selected Publications

  • Brandt, C. P., Zvolensky, M. J., Woods, S. P., Gonzalez, A., Safren, S. A., & O'Cleirigh, C. M. (2016). Anxiety Symptoms and Disorders among Adults Living with HIV and AIDS: A Critical Review and Integrative Synthesis of the Empirical Literature. Clinical Psychology Review.

  • Paulus, D. J., Brandt, C. P., Lemaire, C., & Zvolensky, M. J. (in press). Trajectory of Change in Anxiety Sensitivity in Relation to Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS following Transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 

  • Brandt C.P., Deavers F., Hundt N.E., Fletcher T.L., Cully J.A. (in press). The impact of integrating physical health into brief CBT approach for medically ill veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 

  • Dindo, L., Brandt, C.P., Fieldorowicz, J. (in press). Cross-sectional relations between psychological inflexibility and symptoms of depression and anxiety among adults reporting migraines or risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Journal of Behavioral and Contextual Sciences.  

  • Brandt, C.P., Paulus, D.J., Lopez-Gamundi, P., Green, C., Lemaire, C., & Zvolensky, M.Z. (in press). HIV Anxiety Reduction/Management Program (HAMRT): A Proof-of-Concept Test. AIDS Care.  

Honors and Awards

  • Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program: Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA; March 2020).

  • Career Development Travel Award ($500): Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA; April, 2015)

  • Travel Award ($180): University of Houston Department of Psychology (2015)

  • Student Representative: University of Houston Graduate Student Roundtable with University President Renu Khator (December, 2014)

  • Runner-Up: University of Houston Graduate and Professional Studies Program TED-Style Talk Competition (October, 2014)

  • Charles and Carol Spielberger Scholarship ($5000): American Psychological Foundation and Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

  • David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology ($1000): American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (2014)

  • Full Scholarship (Including tuition, travel, room, and board): Principals of HIV & STD Research Course. University of Washington (2014)

  • Travel Award ($240): University of Houston Department of Psychology (2014)

 

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