The transdiagnostic treatment lab at Boston University ( was founded by David H. Barlow and the team at Boston University Center for anxiety and related disorders (CARD). It is a center that offers expert opinions, advice, research, diagnosis, and therapy on anxiety and related disorders.

The transdiagnostic treatment lab team consists of over 20 staff. The team works on anxiety disorders and related disorders including sleep difficulties, difficulties with mood, concentration, and pain.

David H. Barlow, Ph.D

David H. Barlow: Boston University transdiagnostic treatment lab

David H. Barlow is one of the leading American psychologists and a Professor Emeritus at Boston University. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Vermont in 1969.

He has researched and published over 600 articles and book chapters, and over 80 clinical manuals and books on the etiology, characteristics, and treatment of emotional disorders with more emphasis on anxiety disorders. His work has been translated into over 20 languages.

David had been in the forefront in developing transformational treatment methods for anxiety disorders and other emotional disorders. He has also been out to disseminate his research and treatment options to many clinicians in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

He was the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University which owns this website. In addition, he was the director of Clinical Psychology programs in the University.

Before starting his work at Boston University, he was an assistant professor of psychiatry at UMMC (University of Mississippi Medical Centre), Brown University where he founded clinical psychology internships, and a professor of psychology at the state University of New York at Albany.

David H. Barlow has received several awards for the work he has done in the field of Psychology. Among the awards is the 2000 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for the Application of Psychology.

He is a past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Other notable leadership positions for David include:

  • Chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force of Psychological Intervention Guidelines
  • Member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association where he was the Co-Chair of the group that was reviewing the anxiety disorders categories.

His most influential book is ‘Anxiety and its Disorders: The nature and treatment of anxiety and Panic’. He also was the leader of the team that developed the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders.

David H. Barlow parting shot, “I started to give up-to-date information on the knowledge and experiences gathered in my long career spanning over 50 years.

We will describe the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of anxiety disorders and related disorders. We will also use the platform to talk about the Unified Protocol and other transdiagnostic treatments of emotional disorders.

In addition, the platform is used to recruit and disseminate some of our research to enable us to use evidence-based anxiety disorders treatment methodologies”

Other Transdiagnostic Treatment Lab staff

Transdiagnostic treatment lab staff: Boston University CARD

The other team at the Boston Center of Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) includes assistant professors, research assistant professors, Postdoctoral associates, doctoral students, graduate students, doctors, and other cadres. Notable among them are Rachel Merson (Linkedin), Alison Tonsmeire (Linkedin), and McKenna Parnes (Linkedin).

The Lab at Boston University is dedicated to the research and development of treatment methodologies and protocols, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders in addition to other related disorders.

The transdiagnostic treatment lab was also involved in researching, testing, and validating the effectiveness and use of the Unified Protocol for the treatment of emotional disorders.

Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston university helps both adults and children with all anxiety disorders. It is known internationally for cutting-edge research and treatment methods for anxiety disorders.

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