Faculty & Staff

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Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.6341
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall, 4th floor, Room 256

Areas of Expertise

clinical psychology; cognitive-behavioral treatments of anxiety; treatment processes and mechanisms


PhD, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Hayes-Skelton’s current research focuses on psychotherapy for anxiety disorders.  Her work examines cognitive-behavioral and acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches to behavior change in both clinical and analogue settings. She is particularly interested in the processes and mechanisms responsible for therapeutic change.  In other words, how and why therapy works.  Her recent research has examined the role of decentering and emotional processing in therapeutic change.