Jennifer Penberthy, PhD

Ph.D. Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
Residency: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Fellowship: Behavioral Medicine, University of Virginia
Certification: Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), 1997
Research Interests: Chronic depression, CBASP, accurate diagnosis of ADHD, ADHD (adult and child), physician-patient therapeutic alliance and transference issues, treatment of alcohol and substance dependence and co-morbid disorders, smoking prevention; mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based relapse prevention; contemplative practices; Specializes in working with patients with both physical illnesses such as cancer, HIV, diabetes and mental health issues.

Additional research interests include; consciousness and psychology at the end of life, and research regarding the use of contemplative and mindfulness practices to enhance the abilities and performance of humans.

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