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Professionals at The Personality Disorders Institute

Kevin B. Meehan, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn

Research Activities

Kevin B. Meehan, PhD, is a TFP study therapist and a research associate on the clinical trial "Psychotherapy of Borderline Personality Disorder," at the Personality Disorders Insitute of Weill Cornell Medical College (Principal Investigator: Dr. John F. Clarkin). The pilot phase of this study was completed in the fall of 2011 and the RCT phase is currently in development. Dr. Meehan is also a co-investigator on the study "Social Cognition as a Moderator of Long-Term Gains in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Follow-up Study" in collaboration with Dr. Clarkin and Dr. Kenneth N. Levy, which is evaluating 90 patients previously treated in a RCT for BPD, with support from the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Meehan is principal investigator on the study "Change in Reflective Function in Patients with PTSD as a Function of Psychotherapy", which is evaluating a putative mechanism of change in Interpersonal Therapy. This study, which is embedded in a NIMH funded RCT of PTSD led by Dr. John Markowitz, is supported by the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Meehan is also a co-investigator on the study "The Impact of Effortful Control on Social Cognition and Psychopathology" in collaboration with Dr. Chiara DePanfilis, Dr. Nicole M. Cain, and Dr. Clarkin, which is evaluating basic mechanisms underlying borderline pathology. He also maintains a private practice in downtown Brooklyn.

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