Shannon Sauer-Zavala, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences

PhD, University of Kentucky
MS, University of Kentucky




Dr. Sauer-Zavala received her Ph.D. In clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. She completed her predoctoral internship at Duke University and her postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University. Dr. Sauer-Zavala’s research is focused on identifying emotional factors that are important in the development and maintenance of a range of mental disorders. She is also interested in using information gleaned from her basic psychopathology research to develop streamlined, easily-disseminated interventions that directly target the factors that maintain disorder symptoms. In particular, Dr. Sauer-Zavala is interested in treatment development for borderline personality disorder.

Additionally, as the Director of Education and Training for the Unified Protocol, Dr. Sauer-Zavala is interested in identifying best practices for disseminating empirically-supported treatments.

Director
Unified Protocol Institute



2016 Association for Psychological Science: Rising Star of Clinical Science
2012-2016 NIH Loan Repayment Program Award in Clinical Research
2010 University of Kentucky Department of Psychology: Excellence in Clinical Service
2009 University of Kentucky Department of Psychology: Predoctoral Research Award
2009 University of Kentucky Department of Psychology: Scientist-Practitioner Award


Isolating Mechanisms in the Treatment of Borderline Personality disorder
09/15/2015 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5K23MH106648-04



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  1. Sauer-Zavala S, Southward MW, Semcho SA. Integrating and differentiating personality and psychopathology in cognitive behavioral therapy. J Pers. 2020 Oct 17. PMID: 33070346
     
  2. Curreri AJ, Farchione TJ, Sauer-Zavala S, Barlow DH. Mindful Emotion Awareness Facilitates Engagement with Exposure Therapy: An Idiographic Exploration Using Single Case Experimental Design. Behav Modif. 2020 Aug 05; 145445520947662. PMID: 32752883
     
  3. Sauer-Zavala S, Cassiello-Robbins C, Woods BK, Curreri A, Wilner Tirpak J, Rassaby M. Countering emotional behaviors in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Personal Disord. 2020 09; 11(5):328-338. PMID: 32700926
     
  4. Sauer-Zavala S, Fournier JC, Jarvi Steele S, Woods BK, Wang M, Farchione TJ, Barlow DH. Does the unified protocol really change neuroticism? Results from a randomized trial. Psychol Med. 2020 Apr 21; 1-10. PMID: 32312357
     
  5. Cassiello-Robbins C, Southward MW, Tirpak JW, Sauer-Zavala S. A systematic review of Unified Protocol applications with adult populations: Facilitating widespread dissemination via adaptability. Clin Psychol Rev. 2020 06; 78:101852. PMID: 32360953
     
  6. Woods BK, Sauer-Zavala S, Farchione TJ, Barlow DH. Isolating the Effects of Mindfulness Training Across Anxiety Disorder Diagnoses in the Unified Protocol. Behav Ther. 2020 Nov; 51(6):972-983. PMID: 33051038
     
  7. Cassiello-Robbins C, Sauer-Zavala S, Brody LR, Barlow DH. Exploring the Effects of the Mindfulness and Countering Emotional Behaviors Modules From the Unified Protocol on Dysregulated Anger in the Context of Emotional Disorders. Behav Ther. 2020 Nov; 51(6):933-945. PMID: 33051035
     
  8. Sauer-Zavala S, Bentley KH, Steele SJ, Tirpak JW, Ametaj AA, Nauphal M, Cardona N, Wang M, Farchione TJ, Barlow DH. Treating depressive disorders with the Unified Protocol: A preliminary randomized evaluation. J Affect Disord. 2020 Mar 01; 264:438-445. PMID: 31759672
     
  9. Youn SJ, Sauer-Zavala S, Patrick KA, Ahles EM, Aguilar Silvan Y, Greig A, Marques L, Shtasel DL. Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing a Short-Term Transdiagnostic Mental Health Treatment for Homeless Persons. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2019 07; 207(7):585-594. PMID: 31082963
     
  10. Wilner Tirpak J, Cassiello-Robbins C, Ametaj A, Olesnycky OS, Sauer-Zavala S, Farchione TJ, Barlow DH. Changes in positive affect in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 Nov - Dec; 61:111-115. PMID: 31253437
     
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