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Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Dr. Albano received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1991 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Phobia and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the State University of New York at Albany. She is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is the President-Elect of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Albano is a Principal Investigator for an NIMH multicenter clinical trial entitled "Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study" (CAMS) and was a PI for the landmark NIMH-sponsored Treatments for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). Both trials examine the relative efficacy of CBT, medication, combination treatment, and pill placebo in youth. In addition to the CBGT-A program for adolescents with social phobia, Dr. Albano is the co-author with Dr. Patricia DiBartolo of a treatment manual and adolescent workbook for shyness and social anxiety and she is the co-author with Dr. Wendy Silverman of the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children, all published in the TreatmentsThatWork" series. Dr. Albano conducts clinical research, supervises the research and clinical development of postdoctoral fellows in psychology and psychiatry, and is involved in advanced training of senior level clinicians in the application of cognitive behavioral approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Patricia Marten DiBartolo, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at Smith College and Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was the former co-director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at their Psychological Services Center. She received her doctorate from the State University of New York-Albany in 1996. Dr. DiBartolo teaches in the areas of clinical psychology, child clinical psychology, and child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Most broadly, her research focuses on the investigation of anxiety disorders using a cognitive-behavioral approach. Specifically, Dr. DiBartolo investigates childhood perfectionism and other anxiety processes in youth. She has published over 30 articles and chapters, is on the editorial board of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, and is co-author of the volume From Social Anxiety to Social Phobia: Multiple perspectives.

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