Lata K McGinnPresident, USA

    Dr. Lata K. McGinn is a tenured Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Clinical Program and of the CBT Training Program at Yeshiva University. She is also the Co-founder of Cognitive Behavioral Consultants (CBC). Her research and clinical expertise is in the vulnerability, prevention, and treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD. Her publications span peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and her co-authored books, “Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” and, “Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders.” She presents her research and gives invited keynotes, lectures, master clinician seminars, and workshops, and provides consultation to professionals, consumers, schools, and organizations worldwide. Dr. McGinn is the Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP). She has also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and is currently the chair of ABCT’s International Associates Committee. In recognition of her distinguished achievements in the field, Dr. McGinn was appointed as a Beck Scholar and ABCT fellow. Dr. McGinn is associate editor of the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research, is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy and on the advisory boards of the Journal of Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy and Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. She has also served on Division 12, APA’s taskforce on Evidence-Based Doctoral Training.