Clinical Staff

Keith Bredemeier, Ph.D.

Director of Research Training
Ph.D., 2012
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
kbred@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Keith Bredemeier, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Director of Research Training at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.  Dr. Bredemeier received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Delaware and his Doctoral degree in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  In graduate school, his research focused on risk factors for emotional difficulties, with a particular focus on cognitive factors associated with anxiety and depression.  He completed his predoctoral internship at Brown University, followed by postdoctoral fellowships focused on suicide risk and prevention in the Department of Psychosocial Research at Brown and the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at Penn.  Dr. Bredemeier’s current research focuses on cognitive traits and difficulties involved in the etiology and treatment of transdiagnostic dimensions of anxiety (e.g., excessive worrying), repetitive negative thinking (e.g., rumination), and related problems (e.g., depression, suicidal behavior).  He specializes in cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, including Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for obsessive-compulsive disorder, Prolonged Exposure (PE) for posttraumatic stress disorder, and CBT for generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia.


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