Dina Gordon, M.A.
Bio: Dina is currently a fifth year doctoral candidate at Temple University working under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Heimberg at the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple (AACT). She received her B.A. in psychology from Boston University and her M.A. in psychology from Temple University. Broadly, her research interests focus on the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders. More specifically, Dina is interested in the development and implementation of empirically-supported treatments for anxious adults, the dissemination of such treatments in primary care and other medical settings, and the investigation of variables associated with treatment outcomes. Dina is currently investigating the roles of emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and experiential avoidance in the anxiety-avoidance cycle among anxious dental patients. She is a Co-Investigator on a Pennsylvania Department of Health grant that aims to develop a brief, computerized CBT treatment for dental anxiety and test it in a randomized controlled trial. Dina will be completing her pre-doctoral internship next year at the Durham VA Medical Center.
Representative presentations and/or publications:Gordon, D., Wong, J., & Heimberg, R. G. (In press). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder: The state of the science. In J. Weeks (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Social Anxiety Disorder. New York: Wiley.
Gordon, D., & Heimberg, R. G. (2011). Reliability and validity of DSM-IV generalized anxiety disorder features Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 813-821.
Gordon, D., Heimberg, R. G., Tellez-Merchán, M., & Ismail, A. I. (2012, November). Dental anxiety, dental phobia, and avoidance: Prevalence and psychological correlates among adults seeking dental care. Poster presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
Gordon, D., Heimberg, R. G., Fresco, D. M., & Mennin, D. S. (2011, November). Psychometric evaluation of the GAD-7 in a treatment-seeking sample with a principal diagnosis of GAD. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.
Otto, M. W., Weitzman, M. L., Gordon, D., Pollack, M. H., Simon, N. M., & Orr, S. P. (2010, November). Fear conditioning in anxious and depressed patients. In J. M. Prenoveau & D. Hermans (Chairs), Individual differences in fear learning: From the laboratory to the real world. Symposium presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
Squires, L., McHugh, R. K., Gutner, C. A., Gordon, D., & Otto, M. W. (2007, November). Overgeneral autobiographical memory, avoidant coping, and emotional intolerance among patients with chronic substance dependence. In E. C. Marshall & M. J. Zvolensky (Chairs), How can basic research inform clinical perspectives on substance use and anxiety comorbidity? Symposium presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.