The Catholic University of America

Diane B. Arnkoff

Professor Emerita


lab: Anxiety, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Integration Lab

331 O'Boyle 202-319-5764 Fax: 202-319-6263



My research focuses on two topics. The first is anxiety in non-clinical populations, particularly social and evaluative anxiety. Recently we have been studying how mindfulness and related constructs play a role in anxiety and how mindfulness may improve the outcomes in intervention programs for social anxiety and stress. My second research area is psychotherapy, from the perspective of psychotherapy integration. In recent years we have studied the treatment decisions made by eclectic and integrative therapists. In particular, we have been studying how integrative therapists incorporate new treatment methods they learn into the approach they already use, and whether the way in which they incorporate these new methods is affected by their primary theoretical orientation and the client population they see.



Ph.D., 1979, Pennsylvania State University, Clinical Psychology.

M.A., 1973, Sir George Williams University (Montreal), Applied Psychology.

A.B., 1970, University of Chicago, Major in Psychology

Selected Publications


Woodruff, S. C., Arnkoff, D. B., Glass, C. R., & Hindman, R. K. (2014). Mindfulness and anxiety. In A. Ie, C. T. Ngnoumen, & E. J. Langer (Eds.), Handbook of mindfulness. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Constantino, M. J., Arnkoff, D. B., Glass, C. R., Ametrano, R. M., & Smith, J. Z. (2011). Expectations. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 67, 184-192.

Thompson, R. W., Arnkoff, D. B., & Glass, C. R. (2011). Conceptualizing mindfulness and acceptance as components of psychological resilience to trauma. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 12, 220-235.

Hickman, E. E., Arnkoff, D. B., Glass, C. R., & Schottenbauer, M. A. (2009). Psychotherapy integration as practiced by experts. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46, 486-491.


Recent Courses


PSY 380: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 813: Psychopathology
PSY 907: Practicum in Individual Psychotherapy
PSY 921: Psychotherapy: Research and Method