COURTNEY BEARD, PHD
- Harvard title(s): Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
- McLean title(s): Clinical and Research Psychologist, Behavioral Health Partial Hospital, Assistant in Psychology
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 617-855-3557
- Fax: 617-855-3776
- Office Address: 115 Mill Street, Recreation Building, Room 130, Belmont, MA 02478
- 2003 University of Georgia, B.S.
- 2008 University of Georgia, Ph.D.
- 2007 Brown Medical School, Pre-doctoral Internship
- 2010 Brown Medical School, Post-doctoral Fellowship
- Clinical Interests: Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Bio: Dr. Beard is a clinical psychologist with expertise in anxiety disorders, information processing, and treatment development research. Her clinical and research endeavors have highlighted the debilitating nature of anxiety disorders and the need to develop new and accessible interventions.
Dr. Beard's program of research aims to: (1) characterize the nature and course of anxiety disorders, (2) delineate common mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders, (3) translate these findings into treatments, and (4) disseminate treatments into real world settings. Dr. Beard's primary areas of research interest are delineating cognitive mechanisms underlying anxiety and translating this knowledge into innovative treatments. She is a past recipient of an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship grant, in which she tested a Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) computerized treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder. At Brown Medical School, Dr. Beard was also a coordinator of the NIH-funded Harvard-Brown Anxiety Research Project (HARP), a longitudinal, naturalistic study of African Americans, Latinos, and White individuals with anxiety disorders.
Her role as at McLean Hospital's Behavioral Health Partial (BHP) Hospital Program is to facilitate the BHP's ongoing clinical research, coordinate collaborations between the BHP and other researchers at McLean, and mentor and supervise research post-docs, interns, and research assistants. The BHP has several ongoing projects examining the effectiveness of its intensive day program and predictors of treatment outcome.
- Curriculum vitæ: (PDF format)
- Publications: (Selected)
- Beard, C. & Amir, N. (2008). A Multi-session Interpretation Modification Program: Change in Interpretation and Social Anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1135-1141.
- Amir, N., Weber, G., Beard, C., Bomyea, J, & Taylor, C. (2008). The effect of a single-session attention modification program on response to a public speaking challenge in socially anxious individuals. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 860-868.
- Amir, N., Beard, C., Burns, M., & Bomyea, J. (2009). Attention Modification Program in individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 28-33.
- Beard, C. Weisberg, R.B., & Keller, M.B. (2010). Health-related Quality of Life across the Anxiety Disorders: Findings from a Sample of Primary Care Patients. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 559-564.
- Beard, C. (2011). Cognitive Bias Modification as a Treatment for Anxiety: Current Evidence and Future Directions. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 11(2), 299-311.
- Beard, C., Weisberg, R.B., & Amir, N. (2011). Combined Cognitive Bias Modification Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Pilot Trial. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 981-988.
- Beard, C., Weisberg, R.B., & Primack, J. (2011). Attitudes toward Computerized Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) in Anxious Primary Care Patients. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40, 618-633.
- Weisberg, R.B., Beard, C., Dyck, I., & Keller, M.B. (2012). The Harvard/Brown Anxiety Research Project - Phase II (HARP-II): Rationale, methods, and features of the sample at intake. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 532-543.
- Beard, C., Sawyer, A.T., & Hofmann, S. (2012). Efficacy of Attention Bias Modification Using Threat and Appetitive Stimuli: A Meta-Analytic Review. Behavior Therapy, 43(4),724-740.