Laura Mufson PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology, CUMC
Co-Director, Office of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Director of Clinical Psychology
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York City, USA
Laura Mufson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Co-Director of the Office of Clinical Psychology at CUMC, and Director of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she is Director of Clinical Child Psychology in Child Psychiatry and Director of Training for the Child Track of the APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Mufson is the developer of the adolescent adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT-A). She is a Principal Investigator, co-investigator and/or consultant with colleagues on numerous grants studying adaptations of IPT-A to be delivered in schools, primary care clinics, and community clinics, as well as models for prevention of depression, anxiety and peer victimization, and for the treatment of preadolescent depression. Through her own work as well as mentoring of and collaboration with other researchers, she has contributed significantly to the evidence base for IPT for adolescents and preadolescents. Her areas of expertise include the evaluation of empirically supported intervention outcomes in clinical trials conducted in research and community settings, and transportability and dissemination of treatments into the community. She has published over 100 papers and book chapters, as well as several books on the treatment of adolescent depression and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Mufson conducts training workshops on IPT-A throughout the United States, UK, Europe, and Scandinavia.