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Gregory Feldman

Gregory Feldman
Title
Associate Professor
Phone
617-521-2606
Office
S168
Email

Education

Bachelor of Arts
University of Connecticut

Master of Arts
University of Miami

Doctor of Philosophy
University of Miami

Clinical Internship
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School


Courses


Research Interests

My research interests include interventions to treat stress, depression, and anxiety including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction. This line of research has included studies examining strategies for enhancing the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression. Most recently, I co-authored a book reviewing recent advances in the integration of professionally-delivered treatments (i.e., medication, psychotherapy) with self-management strategies such as exercise, meditation, and self-help materials.

In addition to my clinically-focused research, I am also interested in basic processes underlying emotion regulation in everyday life. I have developed questionnaires for assessing related constructs including mindfulness, mental anticipatory coping, and rumination and dampening in response to positive emotions (If you would like to receive copies of any of these questionnaires, please send me an email). More recently, I have been conducting laboratory-based studies examining the mechanisms of mindfulness meditation.


Selected Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Yeung, A., Feldman, G.C. , & Fava, M. (in press). Self Management of Depression: A Manual for Mental Health and Primary Care Professionals. Cambridge University Press.

Articles and chapters

 

  • Feldman, G.C., Greeson, J.G., Renna, M., & Robbins-Monthieth, K. (2011).  Mindfulness as a predictor of texting while driving: Examining attention- and emotion-regulation motives as potential mediators. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 856-861.

  • Feldman, G.C., Greeson, J.G., & Senville, J. (2010). Differential effects of mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and metta meditation on decentering and negative reactions to repetitive thought. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 1002-1011.
    • Raes, F., Daems, K., Feldman, G. C., Johnson, S. L., & Van Gucht, D. (2009). A psychometric evaluation of the Dutch version of the Responses to Positive Affect questionnaire. Psychologica Belgica, 49, 293-310.
  • Feldman, G.C. , Harley, R., Kerrigan, M., Jacobo, M., & Fava, M. (2009). Change in emotional processing during a Dialectical Behavior Therapy based skills group for Major Depressive Disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 316-321.
  • Feldman, G.C. , Joormann, J., & Johnson, S. (2008). Responses to positive affect: A self-report measure of rumination and dampening. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 507-525.
  • Kumar, S.M., Feldman, G.C ., & Hayes, A.M. (2008). Changes in mindfulness and emotion regulation in an exposure-based cognitive therapy for depression . Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32 , 734-744.
  • Olatunji B.O., Feldman G.C ., Jasper A.J.S., Christian K.M., Zalta A.K., Pollack M.H., & Simon N.M. (2008). Examination of the decline in symptoms of anxiety and depression in generalized anxiety disorder: Impact of anxiety sensitivity on response to pharmacotherapy. Depression and Anxiety, 25 (2), 167-171.
  • Olatunji, B. & Feldman, G.C . (2008). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In M. Hensen & A.M. Gross (Eds.) Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Volume 1: Adults . (pp. 551-584). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
  • Pedrelli P., Feldman, G.C. , Vorono S., Petersen T., Fava, M. (2008). Dysfunctional attitudes and perceived stress predict depressive symptoms severity following antidepressant treatment in patients with chronic depression. Psychiatry Research, 161 , 302-308.
  • Feldman, G.C. (2007). Cognitive and behavioral therapies for depression: Overview, new directions, and practical recommendations for dissemination. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 30 (1), 39-50.
  • Feldman, G.C. , Hayes, A.M., Kumar, S., Greeson, J., & Laurenceau, J-P (2007). Mindfulness and emotion regulation: The development and initial validation of the Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale — Revised (CAMS-R). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 29 , 177-190.
  • Hayes, A. M., Feldman, G ., Beevers, C., Laurenceau, J-P, & Cardaciotto, L. (2007). Discontinuities and cognitive changes in an exposure-based cognitive therapy for depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75 , 409-421.
  • Hayes, A. M, Feldman, G.C ., & Goldfried, M. R. (2007). The Change and Growth Experiences Scale: A measure of insight and emotional processing. In L. G. Castonguay & C. Hill (Eds.) Insight in psychotherapy (pp.231-253). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Hayes, A. M., Laurenceau, J-P, Feldman, G. C ., Strauss, J. L., & Cardaciotto, L.A. (2007). Change is not always linear: The study of nonlinear and discontinuous patterns of change in psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology Review, 27 , 715-724.
  • Laurenceau, J-P, Hayes, A. M., & Feldman, G. C . (2007). Some methodological and statistical issues in the study of change processes in psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology Review, 27 , 682-695.
  • Petersen T., Feldman G.C. , Harley R., Fresco D., Graves L., Holmes A., Bogdan R., Papakostas G., Bohn, L., Lurie, R.A., Fava M., & Segal Z.V. (2007). Extreme response style in recurrent and chroniclly depressed patients: Change with antidepressant administration and stability during continuation treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology , 75 (1) 145-153.
  • Feldman, G.C . & Hayes, A.M. (2005). Preparing for problems: A measure of mental anticipatory processes. Journal of Research in Personality, 39, 487-516.
  • Weisman, A., Feldman, G.C. , Gruman, C., Rosenberg, R., Chamorro, R., & Belozersky, I. (2005). Improving mental health services for Asian and Latino immigrant elders. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36 (6) , 642-648.
  • Hayes, A.M., Beevers, C., Feldman, G.C. , Laurenceau, J.P., & Perlman, C. (2005). Avoidance and processing as predictors of symptom change and positive growth in an integrative therapy for depression. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,12 (2), 111 — 122.
  • Hayes, A.M. and Feldman, G.C. (2004). Clarifying the construct of mindfulness in the context of emotion regulation and the process of change in therapy. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11 (3), 255 — 262.