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Dimidjian, Sona Professor

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  • Dr. Dimidjian's research addresses the treatment and prevention of depression, with a particular focus on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum. She is a leading expert in cognitive and behavioral approaches to depression as well as the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation, compassion meditation, and yoga. Current projects supported by the NIMH and private foundations in her lab focus on the development of novel preventive interventions with at risk pregnant women, the extension of evidence based psychotherapies to depressed pregnant women, and the dissemination of evidence based psychotherapy via online methods of training clinicians and service delivery.

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  • clinical research on the treatment and prevention of depression, with focus on perinatal depression, dissemination of evidence based treatments

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Teaching

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  • NRSC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Critically reviews topics in neuroscience research, scholarly analysis of a major neuroscience issue, and/or empirical research project. See the neuroscience director for further information.
  • PSYC 6911 - Research Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
  • PSYC 7703 - Seminar: Clinical Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Selected topics in the area of clinical psychology. May be repeated up to 21 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.
  • PSYC 7713 - Practicum in Clinical Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides direct clinical experience for clinical graduate students only. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.

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