Staff Psychologist

Anxiety Center

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Dorn works with adults in the Anxiety Center.

Dr. Dorn is a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced training in a wide range of evidence-based therapies for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and mood-related problems.

Dr. Dorn received her B.A. in Psychology from Washington State University, M.S. at the University of Pennsylvania, and Psy.D. at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her graduate clinical training started in practicums at the Department of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). There she trained and saw patients in the Penn Anxiety Program, Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Penn Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program. Dr. Dorn also worked at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center (Penn Medicine) with some of the original architects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally, she has received advanced training in CBT from the Beck Institute.

Dr. Dorn completed her clinical psychology internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Nashville, TN). During her internship, she conducted inpatient and outpatient individual and group therapies using CBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In addition, she received concentrated training at Vanderbilt’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where she focused on integrating mind-body medicine into her clinical practice. During her fellowship, Dr. Dorn received specialty training in exposure therapies for OCD, anxiety, and related disorders, as well as specialized training in motivational interviewing (MI).

Dr. Dorn is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC). She is also a graduate of TLC’s Professional Training Institute (PTI). Dr. Dorn is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Laufer, W. S. and Dorn, D. (2015) Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry: Sharing a Discipline, in R. Sadoff (Ed.) Forensic Psychiatry: History, Current Developments, Future Directions (New York: Oxford University Press)

Bridgett, D.J., Laake, L.M., Gartstein, M. A., & Dorn, D., (2013) Development of Infant Positive Emotionality: The Contribution of Maternal Characteristics and Effects on Subsequent Parenting, Infant and Child Development, 22(4), 362-382.

Dorn, D., and Colman McKernan, L. C. (2018). Clinical Hypnosis with Graded Exposure to Feared Foods for the Treatment of Dysphagia: A Case Study (Abstract in submission), International Congress on Integrated Medicine and Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Dorn, D., Perkins, D., McKay, T., Bridgett, D. J., Gartstein, M. A., Iddins, E., Rittmeuller, A., VanVleet, J., & Wald, D. (March, 2008). Infant Risk Factors for Toddler Oppositional Behaviors: The Role of Infant Temperament and Maternal Factors. Poster presented at the March, 2008 meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Perkins, D. P., Dorn, D., Bridgett, D. J., McKay, T., VanVleet, J., Ramsey, K., Yake, L., Rittmeuller, A., Iddins, E., & Gartstein, M. A. (August, 2008). Infant Temperament and Maternal Contributions to Toddler Aggression. Poster presented at the August, 2008 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

McKay, T. M., Bridgett, D. J., Perkins, D. P., Dorn, D., Iddins, E., Rittmueller, A., Yake, L., Ramsey, K., & Gartstein, M. A. (August, 2008). Developing Infant Negative Emotions and Emerging Toddler Inattention and Anxiety. Poster presented at the August, 2008 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bridgett, D. J., McKay, T. M., Perkins, D., Dorn, D., Iddins, E., Ramsey, K., Rittmueller, A., Putnam, S., & Gartstein, M. A. (August, 2008). Development of Infant Temperament and Parenting Practices in Toddlerhood. Poster presented at the August, 2008 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bridgett, D. J., McKay, T., Gartstein, M. A., Perkins, D., Dorn, D., Iddins, E., Rittmeuller, A., Ramsay, K., Yake, L., & Kelley, S. (March, 2008). Development of Infant Negative Emotions and Early Risk for Emerging ADHD Symptoms. Poster presented at the March, 2008 meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Rittmeuller, A., Dorn, D., Hardesty, C., Bridgett, D. J., Perkins, D., Holton, A., McKay, T., Kelley, S. L., Yake, L., VanVleet, J., Wald, D., Ramsay, K. L., Iddins, E. N., Gartstein, M. A. (May, 2007) The Impact of Parenting Stress on Infant Negative and Positive Affect. Poster presented at the May, 2007 meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Iddins, E. N., McKay, T., Perkins, D., Holton, A., Bridgett, D. J., Hardesty, C., Dorn, D., Kelley, S. L., Yake, L., Ramsay, K. L., VanVleet, J., Rittmeuller, A., Wald, D., & Gartstein, M. A. (May, 2007). The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Subsequent Temperament in Infants. Poster presented at the May, 2007 meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Yake, L., VanVleet, J., Holton, A., Bridgett, D. J., McKay, T., Perkins, D., Wald, D., Hardesty, C., Iddins, E. N., Kelley, S., Dorn, D., Rittmeuller, A., Ramsay, K. L., & Gartsetin, M. A. (May, 2007). Factors Impacting Maternal Anxiety Six Months Postpartum. Poster presented at the 2007 Meeting of the Western Psychological Association.

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