Shannon Sauer-Zavala

Title
Research Assistant Professor
Director, Unified Protocol Institute
Office
648 Beacon Street
Email
ssauer@bu.edu

Dr. Sauer-Zavala received her Ph.D. In clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. She completed her predoctoral internship at Duke University and her postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University. Dr. Sauer-Zavala’s research is focused on identifying emotional factors that are important in the development and maintenance of a range of mental disorders. She is also interested in using information gleaned from her basic psychopathology research to develop streamlined, easily-disseminated interventions that directly target the factors that maintain disorder symptoms. In particular, Dr. Sauer-Zavala is interested in treatment development for borderline personality disorder.

Additionally, as the Director of the Unified Protocol Institute, Dr. Sauer-Zavala is interested in identifying best practices for disseminating empirically-supported treatments (see: www.unifiedprotocol.com)