David H. Barlow, PhD

David H. BarlowProfessor

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Barlow received his PhD from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published over 575 articles and chapters and over 75 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

  • Ametaj, A. A., Sauer-Zavala, S., & Barlow, D. H. (in press). What is neuroticism and how can we treat it? In R.A. Scott & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: Interdisciplinary directions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Barlow, D.H., Conklin, L.R., & Bentley, K.H. (in press). Psychological treatments for panic disorders, phobias, and social and generalized anxiety disorder. In P. E. Nathan & J. M. Gorman (Eds.), Treatments that Work (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Rosellini, A. J., Boettcher, H., Brown, T. A., & Barlow, D. H. (in press). A transdiagnostic temperament-phenotype profile approach to emotional disorder classification: An update. Psychopathology Review.

2014

  • Barlow, D. H. (2014). The neuroscience of psychological treatments. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 62(0), 143-145.
  • Barlow, D. H., Ellard, K. K., Sauer-Zavala, S., Bullis, J. R., & Carl, J. R. (2014). The origins of neuroticism. Perspectives on Psychological Science,9(5), 481-496.
  • Barlow, D.H., Sauer-Zavala, S., Carl, J.R., Bullis, J.R., & Ellard, K.K. (2014). The nature, diagnosis, and treatment of neuroticism: Back to the future. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(3), 344-365.
  • Bentley, K. H., Barlow, D. H., & Nock, M. (2014). The four-function model of non-suicidal self-injury: Key directions for future research. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(5), 638-656.
  • Bentley, K. H., Gallagher, M. W., Carl, J. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Development and validation of the Overall Depression Severity and Impairment Scale. Psychological Assessment26(3), 815-830.
  • Boswell, J. F., Anderson, L. M., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). An idiographic analysis of change processes in the unified transdiagnostic treatment of depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(6), 1060-1071.
  • Bullis, J. R., Fortune, M. R., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). A preliminary investigation of the long-term outcome of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(8), 1920-1927.
  • Bullis, J. R., Sauer-Zavala, S., Bentley, K. H., Thompson-Hollands, J., Carl, J. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Preliminary exploration of effectiveness for group delivery. Behavior Modification.
  • Carl, J. R., Fairholme, C. P., Gallagher, M. W., Thompson-Hollands, J., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). The effects of anxiety and depressive symptoms on daily positive emotion regulation. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment36(2), 224-236.
  • Carl, J. R., Gallagher, M. W., Sauer-Zavala, S. E., Bentley, K. H., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). A preliminary investigation of the effects of the Unified Protocol on temperament. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(6), 1426-1434.
  • Gallagher, M. W., Bentley, K. H., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Perceived control and vulnerability to anxiety disorders: A meta-analytic review. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 38, 571-584.
  • Huppert, J. D., Kivity, Y., Barlow, D. H., Gorman, J. M., Shear, M. K., & Woods, S. W. (2014). Therapist effects and the outcome–alliance correlation in cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder with agoraphobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy52, 26-34.
  • Lutz, W., Hofmann, S. G., Rubel, J., Boswell, J. F., Shear, M. K., Gorman, J. M., … & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Patterns of early change and their relationship to outcome and early treatment termination in patients with panic disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology82(2), 287.
  • Payne, L. A., Ellard, K. K., Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C. P., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Emotional disorders: A unified transdiagnostic protocol. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step treatment manual (5th ed.). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  • Queen, A. H., Barlow, D. H., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2014). The trajectories of adolescent anxiety and depressive symptoms over the course of a transdiagnostic treatment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28(6), 511-521.
  • Santucci, L. C., McHugh, R. K., Elkins, R. M., Schechter, B., Ross, M. S., Landa, C. E., Eisen, S., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Pilot implementation of computerized cognitive behavioral therapy in a university health setting. Adm Policy Ment Health, 41, 514-521.
  • Sauer-Zavala S. & Barlow, D.H. (2014). The case for borderline personality disorder as an emotional disorder: Implications for treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 21(2), 118-138.
  • Thompson-Hollands, J., Bentley, K. H., Gallagher, M. W., Boswell, J. F., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Credibility and outcome expectancy in the Unified Protocol: Relationship to outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology,5(1), 72-82.
  • Thompson-Hollands, J., Sauer-Zavala, S., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). CBT and the future of personalized treatment: A proposal. Depression and Anxiety, 31(11), 909-911.

2013

  • Barlow, D. H., Bullis, J. R., Comer, J. S., & Ametaj, A. A. (2013). Evidence-based psychological treatments: An update and a way forward. In S. Nolen-Hoeksema, T.D. Cannon, & T. Widiger (Eds.), Annual Review of Clinical Psychology (Vol. 9, pp. 1-27). Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews.
  • Bentley, K.H., Gallagher, M.W., Boswell, J.F., Gorman, J.M., Shear, M. K., Woods, S.W., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). The interactive contributions of perceived control and anxiety sensitivity in panic disorder: A triple vulnerabilities perspective. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 57-64.
  • Boisseau, C. L., Thompson-Brenner, H., Pratt, E.M., Farchione, T.J., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). The relationship between perfectionism and decision-making in obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44, 316-321
  • Boswell, J. F., Farchione, T. J., Sauer-Zavala, S., Murray, H. W., Fortune, M. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Anxiety sensitivity and interoceptive exposure: A transdiagnostic construct and change strategy. Behavior Therapy, 44(3), 417-431. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2013.03.006
  • Boswell, J. F., Gallagher, M. W., Sauer-Zavala, S. E., Bullis, J., Gorman, J. M., Shear, M., & … Barlow, D. H. (2013). Patient characteristics and variability in adherence and competence in cognitive-behavioral therapy for panic disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(3), 443-454. doi:10.1037/a0031437
  • Boswell, J. F., Thompson-Holland, J., Farchione, T. J., Barlow, D. H., (2013). Intolerance of uncertainty: A common change factor in the treatment of emotional disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(6),630-645.
  • Campbell-Sills, L., Ellard, K. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Emotion regulation in anxiety disorders. In J. J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Carl, J. R., Soskin, D. P., Kerns, C., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Positive emotion regulation in emotional disorders: A theoretical review. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 343-360.
  • Carper, M. M., McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H.  (2013). 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, 40(2), 87-95. doi: 10.1007/s10488-011-0377-5
  • Gallagher, M. W., Payne, L. A., White, K. S., Shear, K. M., Woods, S. W., Gorman, J. M., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder: The unique effects of self-efficacy and anxiety sensitivity. Behaviour research and therapy51(11), 767-777.
  • Gallagher, M. W., Sauer-Zavala, S. E., Carl, J. R., Bullis, J. R., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). The impact of the unified protocol for emotional disorders on quality of life. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 6 (1), 57-72.
  • Gallo, K., Comer, J.S., & Barlow, D.H. (2013). Single case experimental designs and small pilot trial designs. In J.S. Comer & P.C. Kendall (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallo, K. P., Thompson-Hollands, J., Pincus, D. B.,  & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Anxiety disorders. In I.B. Weiner (Series Ed.), G. Stricker & T. A. Widiger (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 8 Clinical psychology (pp.147- 170). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Rasmussen, J. L., Brown, T. A., Steketee, G. S., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Impulsivity in hoarding. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2(2), 183-191.
  • Santucci, L.C., McHugh, R.K., Elkins, R.M., Schechter, B., Ross, M.S., Landa, C.E., Eisen, S., & Barlow, D.H. (2013). Pilot implementation of computerized cognitive behavioral therapy in a university health setting. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-8.
  • Thompson-Holland, J., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Thought-action fusion across anxiety disorder diagnoses: Specificity and treatment effects. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 407-413.
  • White, K. S., Payne, L. A., Gorman, J. M., Shear, M. K., Woods, S. W., Saksa, J. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). Does maintenance CBT contribute to long-term treatment response of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia? A randomized controlled clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 47-57.

2012

  • Bennett, S. M., Ehrenreich-May, J., Litz, B. T., Boisseau, C., T., & Barlow, D. H.  (2012).  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
  • Boisseau, C. L., Thompson-Brenner, H., Caldwell-Harris, C. L., Pratt, E. M., Farchione, T. J. & Barlow, D. H. (2012). Behavioral and cognitive impulsivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders. Psychiatry Research, 200, 1062-1066. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.06.010
  • Boswell, J. F., Sauer, S.E., Gallagher, M. W., Delgado, N., Barlow, D.H. (2012). Readiness to change as a moderator of outcome in transdiagnostic treatment. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 570-578.
  • Carper, M. M., McHugh, R. K., Murray, H. W. & Barlow, D. H. (2012). Psychometric analysis of the Perceptions of Computerized Therapy Questionnaire – Patient Version (PCTQ-P). Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 1-10.
  • Ellard, K. K., Farchione, T. J., &  Barlow, D. H. (2012). 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, 34(2), 232-243. doi: 10.1007/s10862-011-9271-4.
  • Ellard, K.K., Deckersbach, T., Sylvia, L.G., Nierenberg, A. A., & Barlow, D.H. (2012). Transdiagnostic treatment of bipolar disorder and comorbid anxiety with the Unified Protocol: A clinical replication series. Behavior Modification, 36, 482-508.
  • Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Boisseau, C.L., Thompson-Hollands, J., Carl, J.R., Gallagher, M. & Barlow, D. H.  (2012).The unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 43, 666-678.
  • Gallo, K.P., & Barlow, D.H. (2012). Factors involved in clinician adoption and nonadoption of evidence-based interventions in mental health. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice,19, 93-106.  
  • Hinton, D. E., Rivera, E., Hofmann, S. G., Barlow, D. H., & Otto, M. W.  (2012).  Adapting CBT for traumatized refugees and ethnic minority patients: Examples from “Culturally Adapted CBT” (CA-CBT).  Transcultural Psychiatry, 49(2), 340-365. doi: 10.1177/1363461512441595.
  • 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.
  • Morissette, S. B., Gulliver, S. B., Kamholz, B. W., Spiegel, D. A., Tiffany, S. T., & Barlow, D. H. (2012). Transdermal nicotine during cue reactivity in adult smokers with and without anxiety disorders. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 507-18.
  • 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.
  • Sauer-Zavala, S.E., Boswell, J.F., Gallagher, M. W., Bentley, K. H., Ametaj, A., & Barlow, D. H. (2012). The role of negative affectivity and negative reactivity to emotions in predicting outcomes in the unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 551-557.
  • 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. (2011). A prolegomenon to clinical psychology: Two 40-year odysseys. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of clinical psychology (pp. 3-20). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Barlow, D.H. & Carl, J.R. (2011). The future of clinical psychology: Promises, perspectives, and predictions. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of clinical psychology (pp. 891-911). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Barlow, D. H. (2011). The development and evaluation of psychological treatments for panic disorder. In M. Gernsbacher, D. Pew, L. Hough, & J. R. Pomerantz, (Eds.), Psychology and the real world: Essays illustrating fundamental contributions to society, (pp.198-204).  New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
  • 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), 161-173doi: 10.1077/s10567-011-0085-4
  • Satir, D. A., Goodman, D.M., Shingleton, R. M., Porcerelli, J. H., Gorman, B.S., Pratt, E. M., Barlow, D. H., & Thompson-Brenner, H. (2011). Alliance-focused therapy for anorexia nervosa: Integrative relational and behavioral change treatments in a single-case experimental design. Psychotherapy, 48(4), 401-420. doi: 10.1037/a0026216.

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(2), 185-192.
  • 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., & Barlow, D. H. (2010).  Unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Protocol development and initial outcome data.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(1), 88-101.doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2009.06.002.
  • 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
  • White, K. S., Allen, L. B., Barlow, D. H., Gorman, J. M., Shear, M., & Woods, S. W. (2010). Attrition in a multicenter clinical trial for panic disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(9), 665-671. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181ef3627
  • 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

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 Katherine Kennedy at kennedy7@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:

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Contact

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