Abby Adler, Ph.D.

AbbyDr. Adler received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology within the VA Boston Healthcare System. Her primary research interests involve the investigation of cognitive processes associated with depression, anxiety, and suicidal behavior. She is also interested in exploring mechanisms of change in cognitive-behavioral treatments; in particular, how Cognitive Therapy influences automatic (i.e., underlying distorted beliefs) and effortful (i.e., learning compensatory skills) processes and how this relates to relapse and recovery. As an NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, she is examining the role of cognitive processes in suicide attempts using qualitative and quantitative data analysis. She is also involved in a DoD-funded project to develop decision-making guidelines for deployed suicidal Service Members. Additionally, she works on the Beck Initiative, overseeing the Web-Based Training in CT as well as consulting and training community therapists to implement Cognitive Therapy. In addition, she serves as a study therapist for a trial of Cognitive Therapy for suicidal older men.