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Faith Brozovich, Ph.D.

Training and Experience:

For over a decade I have developed expertise in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults and late teens with anxiety and related concerns. I have had the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of CBT and anxiety. I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Temple University under the direction of Dr. Richard Heimberg, an expert in CBT, social anxiety and generalized anxiety. I also trained with Dr. Jonathan Grayson, an authority in the treatment of  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using Exposure and Response Prevention. Additionally, I completed my Clinical Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System. I also worked as a  Research Associate at Stanford University, where I served as the primary clinical psychologist in Dr. James Gross' lab. At Stanford, I conducted CBT groups for socially anxious adults in a randomized controlled trial, engaged in scholarly research, and supervised post-baccalaureate and graduate students' clinical work. For the past several years, I have engaged in private practice and supervision in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Pacific Anxiety Group. I also have co-authored a number of scholarly journal articles and book chapters regarding the cognitive underpinnings of anxiety and the impact CBT has upon them. I am currently licensed in Colorado (PSY0004776) and California (PSY25186). 

 

Selected Publications:

Morrison, A., Brozovich, F., Lakhan-Pal, S., Jazaieri, H.T., Goldin, P.R., Heimberg, R.G., & Gross, J.J. (2016). Attentional blink impairment in social anxiety disorder: Depression comorbidity matters. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 209-214.

 

Morrison, A., Mateen, M., Brozovich, F., Zaki, J., Goldin, P.R., Heimberg, R.G., & Gross, J.J. (2016). Empathy for positive and negative emotions in social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 87, 232-242.

 

Morrison, A., Brozovich, F., Lee, I., Jazaieri, H.T., Goldin, P.R., Heimberg, R.G., & Gross, J.J. (2016). Anxiety trajectories in response to a speech task in social anxiety disorder: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 38, 21-30.

 

Goldin, P.G., Morrison, A., Jazaieri, H.T., Brozovich, F., Heimberg, R.G., & Gross, J.J. (2016). Group CBT versus MBSR for social anxiety disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 427-437.

 

Brozovich, F., Goldin, P.R., Lee, I., Jazaieri, H.T., Heimberg, R.G., & Gross, J.J. (2014). The effect of rumination and reappraisal on social anxiety symptoms during cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71, 208-215.

 

Heimberg, R.G., Brozovich, F., & Rapee, R. (2014). A cognitive-behavioral model of social anxiety disorder. In Hofmann, S. G., & DiBartolo, P. M. Social anxiety: Clinical, developmental, and social perspectives (3rd edition). New York: Elsevier.

Brozovich, F., & Heimberg, R.G. (2013). Mental imagery and post-event processing in anticipation of an upcoming performance among socially anxious individuals. Behavior Therapy, 44, 701-716.

 

Brozovich, F., & Heimberg, R.G. (2011). The relationship of post-event processing to self-evaluation of performance in social anxiety. Behavior Therapy, 42, 224-235.

 

Brozovich, F., & Heimberg, R.G. (2011). A treatment refractory case of social anxiety disorder: Lessons learned from a failed course of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 316-325.

 

Hertel, P.T. & Brozovich, F. (2010). Cognitive habits and memory distortions in anxiety and depression. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 155-160.

 

Brozovich, F., & Heimberg, R.G. (2008). An analysis of post-event processing in social anxiety disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 891-903.

 

Hertel, P. T., Brozovich, F., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2008). Biases in interpretation and memory in generalized social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 278-288.