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Arch, Joanna Jennifer Associate Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • My work focuses on the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders and stress in both general and cancer contexts. In studies of anxiety disorders, we have rigorously evaluated the utility of mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions relative to the current gold standard of cognitive behavioral therapy, and sought to understand the pathways by which such interventions operate and for whom they may be most effective. We translate mindfulness and acceptance based interventions such as acceptance and commitment therapy to address anxiety and related distress among cancer survivors. Our work also examines the behavioral impact and biopsychological mechanisms of specific intervention components, including self-compassion, acceptance, and mindfulness, on reducing anxiety and stress reactivity and increasing well-being.

keywords

  • anxiety disorders, mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments for anxiety disorders, anxiety (more generally), cancer-related anxiety, psycho-oncology, cognitive behavioral therapy, experimental psychopathology focused on anxiety, mindfulness and self-compassion

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • NRSC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 6911 Research Practicum (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 6911 Research Practicum (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • NRSC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 3303 Abnormal Psychology (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 6911 Research Practicum (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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