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Claudia Zayfert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Dartmouth University Medical School


Claudia Zayfert, Ph.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist and an associate professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She is director of the Anxiety Disorders Service at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and a specialist in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

Dr. Zayfert is known as a leader in bridging the gap between research and practice, blending cutting-edge research findings with clinical wisdom. Her extensive clinical experience with trauma survivors led her to study factors that impede delivery of evidence-based treatments for PTSD in clinical practice. Her workshops demonstrate how to blend state-of-the-art clinical innovations with proven CBT methods to enhance clinical care. She presents creative and practical strategies to help clinicians negotiate the various challenges they face in helping trauma survivors rebuild their lives.

Dr. Zayfert's approach to clinical care and training has been praised for its "clarity of clinical vision, commitment and compassion." Her book, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD: A Case Formulation Approach (New York: Guilford Press), is a readable, practical guide for clinicians. It has been lauded as "an outstanding example of a bridge between research and practice" that takes "the clinician very seriously, by promoting the art of individualized therapy based on evidence."