Kate Corcoran, Ph.D.

Kate Corcoran, Ph.D. Founding Partner

Kate Corcoran, Ph.D.
Founding Partner

Dr. Corcoran (PSY23955) is a clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based interventions for adults with mood and anxiety disorders.  Dr. Corcoran is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where she is actively involved in teaching psychotherapy to graduate students, psychiatry residents, and other health providers.  Prior to her appointment at Stanford, Dr. Corcoran was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a psychologist in the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).  Dr. Corcoran was also the Director of Training for the Psychology Internship Program at CAMH and she helped oversee training, supervision, assessment, and treatment services for the CBT Clinic. Dr. Corcoran has led numerous workshops on CBT and MBCT throughout Canada and in California.

Dr. Corcoran received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2007, where she trained under the mentorship of Dr. Sheila Woody in the Fear and Anxiety Lab.  Dr. Corcoran later completed her internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, followed by her postdoctoral training at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. 

In her clinical practice, Dr. Corcoran specializes in CBT and mindfulness-based approaches for anxiety and mood disorders.  She works with adults, adolescents, and college students.

For more information on Dr. Corcoran, please see her website: drkatecorcoran.com

Selected Publications

Arnow, B. A., Corcoran, K. M., & Thase, M. E. (2014). Dysthymia and chronic major depression. In J. A. J. Smits (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of cognitive behavioral therapy. Volume 3: Specific disorders (pp. 1189-1214). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hawley, L.L., Schwartz, D., Bieling, P.J., Irving, J., Corcoran, K.M., Farb, N.A.S., Anderson, A.K., & Segal, Z.V. (2014). The relationship of mindfulness practice and clinical outcome during Mindfulness-Based Treatment. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 1 - 9.

Bieling, P. J., Hawley, L. L., Bloch, R. T., Corcoran, K. M., Levitan, R. D., Young, L. T., MacQueen, G. M., & Segal, Z. V. (2012, March 12). Treatment-specific changes in decentering following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy versus antidepressant medication or placebo for prevention of depressive relapse. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 

Corcoran, K.M., Segal, Z.V., Anderson, A., & Farb, N. (2009). Mindfulness meets emotion regulation. In A. Kring & D. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology. Guilford Press, 339 – 355.

Corcoran, K.M., & Woody, S.R. (2009). The importance of suppression and appraisals in the recurrence of intrusive thoughts; evidence in support of the cognitive theory of obsessions. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 1024-1031.

Corcoran, K.M., & Segal, Z.V. (2008). Metacognition in depressive and anxiety disorders: Current directions. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 1, 33 – 44.