Amy Wenzel

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Psychopathology Research Unit
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market St., Room 2029
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215.898.4103
Fax: 215.573.3717
A.B. (Psychology, Religion)
Duke University, 1994.
M.A. (Psychology)
University of Iowa, 1996.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
University of Iowa, 2000.
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Description of Research Expertise

Suicide Prevention
Cognitive Therapy
Information Processing
Cognitive Biases
Anxiety Disorders
Social Anxiety
Postpartum Emotional Disturbance
Close Relationships
Experimental Psychopathology

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Wenzel's research program examines cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that underlie psychopathology and the manner in which they can be targeted in cognitive therapy.

Selected Publications

Wenzel, A., Brendle, J. R., Kerr, P., & Ferraro, F. R.: A quantitative estimate of schema abnormality in socially anxiuos individuals. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 36: 220-229, 2007.

Wenzel, A., Zetocha, K., & Ferraro, F. R.: Depth of processing and recall of threat material in fearful and nonfearful individuals. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal 20: 223-237, 2007.

Ghahramanlou-Holloway, M., Lou, K., Wenzel, A., & Beck, A. T.: Differentiating cognitive content between depressed and anxious outpatients. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 36: 170-178, 2007.

Wenzel, A., Adams, C., & Goyette, M.: Recall of schematic and non-schematic material related to threat in blood fearful and nonfearful individuals. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 34: 79-93, 2006.

Wenzel, A., Sharp, I. R., Sokol, L., & Beck, A. T.: Attentional fixation in panic disorder. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 35: 65-73, 2006.

Wenzel, A., Sharp, I. R., Brown, G. K., Greenberg, R. K., & Beck, A. T.: Dysfunctional beliefs in panic attacks: The Panic Belief Inventory. Behaviour Research and Therapy 44: 819-833, 2006.

Beck, A. T., Wenzel, A., Riskind, J. R., Brown, G., & Steer, R. A.: Specificity of hopelessness about resolving life problems: Another test of the cognitive model of depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research 30: 773-781, 2006.

Wenzel, A.: Attentional disruption in the presence of negative automatic thoughts. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 34: 385-395, 2006.

Wenzel, A., & Cochran, C.: Autobiogrpahical memories prompted by automatic thoughts in panic disorder and social phobia. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 35: 129-137, 2006.

Wenzel, A., Chapman, J. E., Newman, C. F., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T.: Hypothesized mechanisms of change in cognitive therapy for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology 62: 503-516, 2006.

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Last updated: 12/06/2007
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