Keith D. Renshaw

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Renshaw will join the faculty in August 2009 and is interested in (1) one's own and one's partner's attributions about the mental health symptoms and disorders that one of them suffers, (2) one's perceptions of one's partner's behaviors and disorder-related cognitions, and (3) how these perceptions, cognitions, and behaviors interact with each other and affect the progression of symptoms. He studies these constructs in individuals with symptoms or disorders related to depression, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic, and more broadly in combat veterans. The overarching goal of his work is the development of family-based interventions that will (1) enhance individuals' response to treatment for anxiety and affective disorders and (2) improve family functioning and decrease family members' distress. His papers have appeared in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology Review, Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.