Dr. Beard is a graduate of the University at Georgia (B.S., M.S., PhD in clinical psychology). She completed a predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. She joined Mclean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2012, but remains an adjunct faculty member at Brown. Dr. Beard's primary areas of research interest are delineating cognitive mechanisms underlying anxiety and translating this knowledge into innovative treatments. She is a past recipient of an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship grant, in which she tested a Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) computerized treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder. Currently, Dr. Beard is an Investigator on a number of grants to develop CBM interventions for a range of disorders and settings, such as primary care.
|Amir N, Beard C, Burns M, Bomyea J Attention modification program in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder.. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2009; 118 (1) : 28-33.|
|Beard C, Amir N Interpretation in Social Anxiety: When Meaning Precedes Ambiguity.. Cognitive Therapy and Research . 2009; 33 (4) : 406-415.|
|Beard C, Amir N A multi-session interpretation modification program: changes in interpretation and social anxiety symptoms.. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2008; 46 (10) : 1135-41.|
|Amir N, Weber G, Beard C, Bomyea J, Taylor CT The effect of a single-session attention modification program on response to a public-speaking challenge in socially anxious individuals.. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2008; 117 (4) : 860-8.|
|Amir N, Beard C, Przeworski A Resolving ambiguity: the effect of experience on interpretation of ambiguous events in generalized social phobia.. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2005; 114 (3) : 402-8.|
Beard, C., Weisberg, R.B., & Amir, N. (in press). Combined Cognitive Bias Modification Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Pilot Trial. Depression and Anxiety.
Beard, C. (2011). Cognitive Bias Modification as a Treatment for Anxiety: Current Evidence and Future Directions. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 11(2), 299-311.
Beard, C. Moitra, E., Weisberg, R.B., & Keller, M.B. (2010). Characteristics and Predictors of Course in Social Phobia in a Longitudinal Study of Primary Care Patients. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 839-845.
Beard, C. Weisberg, R.B., & Keller, M.B. (2010). Health-related Quality of Life across the Anxiety Disorders: Findings from a Sample of Primary Care Patients. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 559-564.
Beard, C. & Amir, N. (2010). Negative Interpretation Bias Mediates the Effect of Social Anxiety on State Anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 292-296.
Amir, N., Beard, C., Taylor. C., Klumpp, H., Elias, J., Burns, M., & Chen, X. (2009). Attention Training in Individuals with Generalized Social Phobia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 961-973.
Amir, N., Beard, C., Burns, M., & Bomyea, J. (2009). Attention Modification Program in individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 28-33.
Beard, C. & Amir, N. (2009). Interpretation in Social Anxiety: When Meaning Precedes Ambiguity. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 406-415.
Beard, C. & Amir, N. (2008). A Multi-session Interpretation Modification Program: Change in Interpretation and Social Anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1135-1141.
|2008||PhD||University of Georgia|
|2005||MS||University of Georgia|
|2003||BS||University of Georgia|
|Postdoctoral Fellow||The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, clinical psychology||-2010||Providence, RI|
|Sweet, Lawrence||Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Weisberg Ph.D., Risa||Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine|
|Licensed Psychologist||Rhode Island||2010-2030||#PSO1183|