Amanda Morrison, Ph.D.

Amanda Morrison, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Amanda Morrison, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Morrison is a licensed psychologist (PSY27781) with extensive experience implementing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based therapies for adults with anxiety and related disorders. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in 2014 under the direction of Dr. Richard Heimberg, a leader in the field of CBT and social anxiety. During her graduate education, she completed training in a variety of settings, including the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University under the supervision of Dr. Heimberg, the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Grayson (an expert in the treatment of OCD and compulsive hoarding), and Drexel Medicine’s Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (focusing on enhancing the quality of life of people with HIV/AIDS). She completed her internship training at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where she received training in cognitive behavioral treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder, including Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy. During her graduate training, Dr. Morrison was also involved in research focused on better understanding the causes of anxiety disorders. She continues to pursue her research interests as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Department of Psychology at Stanford University within the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience laboratory, headed by Dr. James Gross, a leader in the field of the study of emotions and how we regulate them. She is specifically interested in translating the wealth of research on anxiety and emotions to improve existing treatments for those suffering with anxiety and related disorders.

Selected Publications
 
Wong, J., Morrison, A. S., Heimberg, R. G., Goldin, P. R., & Gross, J. J. (2014). Implicit associations in social anxiety disorder: The effects of comorbid depression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 537-546.
 
Morrison, A. S., & Heimberg, R. G. (2013). Social anxiety and social anxiety disorder. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, 249-274.
 
Morrison, A. S., & Heimberg, R. G. (2013). Attentional control mediates the effect of social anxiety on positive affect. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 56-67.
 
Morrison, A. S., Gordon, D., & Heimberg, R. G. (2013). Anxiety Disorders. In M. Robinson, E. Watkins, & E. Harmon-Jones (Eds.), Guilford Handbook of Cognition and Emotion.
 
Amir, N., Najmi, S., & Morrison, A. S. (2009). Attenuation of attention bias in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 47, 153-157.