Faculty & Staff

Lizabeth Roemer, PhD

Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts


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Areas of Expertise

Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments, Mindfulness and Acceptance


PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

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Dr. Roemer's research research focuses on understanding how individuals respond to unwanted emotional experiences in ways that ameliorate or exacerbate their difficulties, and applying this understanding to the treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly generalized anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. In collaboration with Sue Orsillo, she has developed an acceptance-based behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder that incorporates mindfulness strategies; they examine predictors and mechanisms of change in this intervention, as well as the process of change. Future studies will examine therapist training and adaptations for different settings. They are also interested in examining common mechanisms across different treatment approaches, such as acceptance. Students working with Dr. Roemer often use experimental paradigms to investigate the mechanisms and consequences of avoidance or acceptance/mindfulness of unwanted emotional responses.


Undergraduate: Psychology of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Trauma, Psychology of emotion
Graduate: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive-behavioral theory and therapy