Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Sarah Hayes-Skelton is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and received a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College. Dr. Hayes-Skelton's 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 committed to enhancing the cultural-sensitivity of these treatments. Her research focuses on 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.
Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. Working with these partners enables Anxiety.org to extend its commitment to its mission. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2019, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.