Shannon Bennett, PhD


Dr. Bennett is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral interventions for children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families suffering from anxiety disorders, tic disorders, OCD and other related conditions. Her clinical practice includes individual therapy, group therapy, parent/child work, and parent training for youth, young adults, and their families using state-of-the-art, research-supported psychotherapy interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Dr. Bennett is an assistant professor of psychology in clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is the director of psychology for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Bennett serves as the Clinical Director of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Youth Anxiety Center for Weill Cornell, whose mission is to advance clinical care, research and education for the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Bennett is also the director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, a designation awarded to WCM by the Tourette Association of America for excellence in the clinical care, research, and support of individuals with Tourette Syndrome and related conditions. Dr. Bennett also holds an adjunct assistant professor of medical psychology in psychiatry appointment in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Bennett’s primary research interests include the development, evaluation, and dissemination of cognitive behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders and tic disorders, testing the efficacy of novel treatments for these disorders, and better understanding mechanisms involved in symptom change. Dr. Bennett currently oversees multiple research studies in the areas of anxiety and tic disorder treatment, and has written of several papers, book chapters, and treatment manuals on these topics. She lectures locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to child, adolescent, young adult and family mental health.

Prior to joining the faculty at Weill Cornell in 2010, Dr. Bennett was a co-founder and associate director of the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program at UCLA and contributed to several cognitive-behavioral treatment research programs at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Bennett also led a multi-disciplinary research team focused on the psychosocial needs of women who experience perinatal loss, and earned a National Research Service Award from NIMH for this research effort.

Dr. Bennett has also been honored with a Career Development Leadership Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Dr. Bennett is a member of the International Task Force of the Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette Association of America.

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