David H. Barlow, PhD

Professor

David Barlow

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Barlow received his PhD from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published over 500 articles and chapters and over 60 books and clinical manuals, mostly in the areas of anxiety and related emotional disorders, sexual problems, and clinical research methodology.

He is formerly Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Brown University, and founded clinical psychology internships in both settings.

He was also Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York and Director of the Phobia and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University at Albany, SUNY.

He joined Boston University in 1996.

He is Past-President of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and was Chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines, as well as a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association.

Research Interests

Clinical research at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University focuses on understanding the nature of anxiety and depression and developing new treatments for emotional disorders.

Website

Transdiagnostic Treatment Program

Selected Publications

In Press

  • Carper, M. M., McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2011). The dissemination of computer-based psychological treatment: A preliminary analysis of patient and clinician perceptions. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. doi: 10.1007/s10488-011-0377-5
  • Ellard, K. K., Farchione, T. J.,  &  Barlow, D. H. (In press). Relative effectiveness of emotion induction procedures and the role of personal relevance in a clinical sample: A comparison of film, images, and music. Journal of  Psychopathology and  Behavioral Assessment. doi: 10.1007/s10862-011-9271-4
  • Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Boisseau, C.L., Thompson-Hollands, J., Carl, J.R., Gallagher, M. & Barlow, D. H.  (In press).The unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy.
  • Hinton, D. E., Rivera, E., Hofmann, S. G., Barlow, D. H., & Otto, M. W. (In press). Adapting CBT for traumatized refugees and ethnic minority patients: Examples from “Culturally Adapted CBT” (CA-CBT). Transcultural Psychiatry.

2012

  • Bennett, S. M., Ehrenreich-May, J., Litz, B. T., Boisseau, C., T., & Barlow, D. H. (In press). Development and preliminary evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for perinatal grief. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(1), 161-173 . doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.01.002
  • McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (Eds.). (2012). Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2012).  The reach of evidence-based psychological interventions. In R.K McHugh & D.H. Barlow (Eds.), Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions (pp.3-15). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2012).  Training in evidence-based psychological interventions. In R.K McHugh & D.H. Barlow (Eds.), Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions (pp.43-59). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Santucci, L. C. McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2012). Introduction to a special section: Direct-to-consumer marketing of evidence-based psychological interventions. Behavior Therapy, 43(2), 231-235. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2011.07.003
  • Schoenwald, S. K., McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2012).  The science of dissemination and implementation. In R.K McHugh & D.H. Barlow (Eds.), Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions (pp.16-42). New York: Oxford University Press.

2011

  • Barlow, D. H., & Durand, V. M. (2011). Abnormal psychology: An integrative approach (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
  • Barlow, D. H. (Ed.). (2011). The oxford handbook of clinical psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Barlow, D.H. (2011). A prolegomenon to clinical psychology: Two 40-year odysseys. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), The oxford handbook of clinical psychology (pp. 3-22). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Barlow, D.H. (2011). The development and evaluation of psychological treatments for panic disorder. In M. Gernsbacher, D. Pew, & L. Hough (Eds.), Psychology and the real world: Essays illustrating fundamental contributors to society (pp. 198-204). New York: NY, Worth Publishers.
  • Barlow, D.H. & Carl, J.R. (2011). The future of clinical psychology: promises, perspectives, and predictions. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), Handbook of clinical psychology (pp. 891-911). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Barlow, D.H., Ellard, K.K., Fairholme, C.P., Farchione, T.J., Boisseau, C.L. Allen, L.B. & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2011). The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Client workbook. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Barlow, D.H., Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Boisseau, C.L. Allen, L.B. & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2011). The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Therapist guide. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Brown, T.A., & Barlow, D.H. (2011). Casebook in abnormal psychology (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
  • Carper, M. M., McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2011). The dissemination of computer-based psychological treatment: A
    preliminary analysis of patient and clinician perceptions. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health
    Services Research.
    doi: 10.1007/s10488-011-0377-5
  • Elkins, R. M., McHugh, R. K., Santucci, L. C., & Barlow, D. H. (2011). Improving the transportability of CBT for internalizing disorders in children. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 14(2), 161-173. doi: 10.1077/s10567-011-0085-4

2010

  • Allen, L. B., White, K. S., Barlow, D. H., Shear, K. M., Gorman, J. M., & Woods, S. W (2010). Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for panic disorder: Relationship of anxiety and depression comorbidity with treatment outcome. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 185-192.
  • Antony, M.M., & Barlow, D.H. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (2nd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Barlow, D. H. (2010). Negative effects from psychological treatments: A perspective. American Psychologist, 65(1), 13-20.
  • Boisseau, C. L., Farchione, T., Fairholme, C. P., Ellard, K. E., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). The development of the Unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: A case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(1), 102-113.
  • Davis, L., Barlow, D. H., & Smith, L. (2010). Comorbidity and the treatment of principal anxiety disorders in a naturalistic sample. Behavior Therapy, 41(3), 296-305.
  • Ellard, K.K., Fairholme, C.P., Boisseau, C.L., Farchione, T.J., & Barlow, D.H. (2010). Unified Protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Protocol development and initial outcome data. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17, 88-101.
  • Fairholme, C. P., Boisseau, C. L., Ellard, K. K., Ehrenreich, J. T., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Emotions, emotion regulation, and psychological treatment: A unified perspective. In A. M. Kring & D. M. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology: A transdiagnostic approach to etiology and treatment. (pp. 283-309). New York, NY US: Guilford Press.
  • McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions: A review of current efforts. American Psychologist, 65(2), 73-84.
  • Pincus, D. B., Ehrenreich May, J., Whitton, S. W., Mattis, S. G., & Barlow, D. B. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of panic disorder in adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 638-649. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2010.501288
  • Wilamowska, Z.A., Thompson-Hollands, J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Farchione, T.J., & Barlow, D.H. (2010). Conceptual background, development, and preliminary data from the unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 882-890. doi: 10.1002/da.20735

2009

  • Barlow, D.H., & Nock, M.K. (2009). Why can’t we be more idiographic in our research? Perspectives on psychological science, 4(1), 19-21.
  • Bitran, S.B., Barlow, D.H., & Spiegel, D.A. (2009). Generalized anxiety disorder.  In M.G. Gelder, N.C. Anderasen,  J.J. López-Ibor, & J.R. Geddes (Eds.), New Oxford textbook of psychiatry (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 729-739). New York:  Oxford University Press.
  • Brown, T.A. & Barlow, D.H. (2009). A proposal for a dimensional classification system based on the shared features of the DSM-IV anxiety and mood disorders: Implications for assessment and treatment. Psychological Assessment, 21(3), 256-271.
  • Ehrenreich, J., Goldstein, C., Wright, L., & Barlow, D.H. (2009). Development of a unified protocol for the treatment of emotional disorders in youth. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 31, 20-37.
  • Kollman, D.M., Brown, T.A., & Barlow, D.H. (2009). The construct validity of acceptance:  A multitrait-multimethod investigation. Behavior Therapy, 40(3), 205 – 218.
  • McHugh, R. K., Murray, H. W., & Barlow, D. H. (2009). Balancing fidelity and adaptation in the dissemination of empirically-supported treatments: The promise of transdiagnostic interventions. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 946-953.
  • Suárez, L., Bennett, S., Goldstein, C., & Barlow, D.H. (2009).  Understanding anxiety disorders from a “triple vulnerabilities” framework. In M.M. Antony, & M.B. Stein (Eds.), Oxford handbook of anxiety and related disorders (pp. 153-172).New York: Oxford.

2008

  • Allen, L. B., McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2008). Emotional disorders: A unified protocol. In D. H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders (4th ed,. pp. 216-249). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Barlow, D.H. (Ed.). (2008). Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step treatment manual. (4th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
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  • Bitran, S., Morissette, S., Spiegel, D., & Barlow, D.H. (2008). A pilot study of sensation focused intensive treatment for panic disorder with moderate to severe agoraphobia: Preliminary outcome and benchmarking data. Behavior Modification, 32, 196-214.
  • Craske, M. G., & Barlow, D. H. (2008). Panic disorder and agoraphobia. In D. H. Barlow (Ed.),Clinical handbook of psychological disorders (4th ed., pp. 1-64). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Hinton, D. E., Chong, R., Pollack, M. H., Barlow, D. H., & McNally, R. J. (2008).  Ataque de nervios: Relationship to anxiety sensitivity and dissociation predisposition. Depression and Anxiety, 25, 489-495.
  • Hinton, D., Hoffmann, S., Pitman, R., Pollack, M., & Barlow, D. (2008). The panic attack-PTSD model: Applicability to orthostatic panic among Cambodian refugees. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 37, 101-116.
  • Liverant, G., Brown, T.A., Barlow, D.H., & Roemer, L. (2008).  Emotion regulation in unipolar depression: The effects of acceptance and suppression of subjective emotional experience on the intensity and duration of sadness and negative affect. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 46, 1201-1209.
  • Morissette, S. B., Gulliver, S. B., Kamholz, B. W., Duade, J., Farchione, T., Devine, E., et al. (2008). Differences between smokers, chippers, and nonsmokers with co-occurring anxiety and alcohol-use disorders. Addictive Behaviors46, 1421-1431.
  • Morissette, S. B., Spiegel, D. A., & Barlow, D. H. (2008). State dependent learning: Combining medications and exposure treatment. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 30, 211-219.
  • Raffa, S., Stoddard, J., White, K., Barlow, D., Gorman, J., Shear, K., & Woods, S. (2008).  Relapse following combined treatment discontinuation in a placebo-controlled trial for panic disorder.  The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 548-555.
  • Ramsawh, H. J., Raffa, S. D., White, K. S., & Barlow, D. H. (2008). Risk factors for isolated sleep paralysis in an African American sample: A preliminary study. Behavior Therapy, 39(4), 386-397.
  • White, K., Raffa, S., Jakle, K., Stoddard, J., Barlow, D.H., Brown, T.A., et al. (2008).  Morbidity of DSM-IV Axis I disorders in patients with noncardiac chest pain: Psychiatric morbidity linked with increased pain and health care utilization.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 422-430.
  • Wincze, J., Bach, A., & Barlow, D.H. (2008). Sexual dysfunction.  In D.H. Barlow (Ed.),Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step treatment manual (4th ed., pp. 615-661). New York: The Guilford Press.

Upcoming Talks

  • Barlow, D. H. (2012, April 20). “Science and practice in clinical psychology in 2012 and beyond.” Keynote Address at the annual conference for New Zealand Psychological Society and New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Barlow, D.H. (2012, April 29). “The origins, diagnosis, and treatment of neuroticism: Back to the future.” Keynote Address at the annual conference for Massachusetts Psychological Association, Framingham, MA.
  • Barlow, D. H. (2012, May 24). “The origins, diagnosis, and treatment of neuroticism: Back to the future.” James McKeen Cattell Award Fellow Invited Address at the 24th annual conference for Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Barlow, D. H. (2012, May 24). “Science and practice in clinical psychology in 2012 and beyond.” Invited Address at the 24th annual conference for Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Barlow, D.H. (2012, August 2-5). “Unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders.” Workshop to be presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Available For Purchase

The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Therapist Guide and The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Client Workbook, available from Oxford University Press. To purchase, please follow the links below:

Barlow, D.H., Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Boisseau, C.L. Allen, L.B. & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2011). The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Therapist Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Barlow, D.H., Ellard, K.K., Fairholme, C.P., Farchione, T.J., Boisseau, C.L. Allen, L.B. & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2011). The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Client Workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Now Available

Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Companion DVD

This instructional DVD will illustrate the application of core treatment modules of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) to a range of emotional disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety and dissociative disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social phobia.  Through recreations of real therapy sessions, you will see how the core skills of the UP are brought together and applied through situational and interoceptive emotion exposures.  In addition, Dr. Barlow demonstrates how to orient patients to the UP at the start of treatment.  With comments from Dr. Barlow throughout, this DVD was created to serve as an aid to therapists interested in using the UP in their own clinical work.

To place an order for  the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Companion DVD, please  email Amantia Ametaj at amantiaa@bu.edu for an order form.  List price: $65.00 plus shipping and handling. If you will be paying by check, please make check or money orders out to the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) and mail to:

Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University
Attn: Amantia Ametaj
648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Please note that there will be a $30 fee for all returned/bounced checks.

Contact

Email: dhbarlow@bu.edu
Office Phone: (617) 353-9610
Fax: (617) 353-9609
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