Susan Evans, Ph.D.

Psychology
Susan Evans

Dr. Susan Evans is Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City. She is Interim Vice Chair of Psychology in Psychiatry and Director of Education in Psychology and of the Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic.

Dr. Evans is an expert in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and mood disorders (panic disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression, dysthymia). She also utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to promote healthy lifestyles including weight reduction and management, exercise, and stress reduction. She is trained and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) developed for the treatment of chronic depression. Dr. Evans participated as a CBASP therapist in two large multi-site studies on the effectiveness of CBASP for chronic and treatment resistant depression. Dr. Evans is also an expert in the area of stress management, specifically Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR involves training in mindfulness meditation and aims to promote mind-body health and well-being. After completing an internship in MBSR in 2000 at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Evans established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The mission of the program is to deliver the MBSR group treatment to patients in the community and to conduct research on its effect.


In recognition of her expertise and contributions, Dr. Evans was selected for the American Psychological Asssociation Leadership Institute of Women in Psychology.  She is a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a founding member of the New York City-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (NYC-CBT) Association. Dr. Evans has authored numerous articles and chapters on cognitive behavioral therapy, and studies in the areas of posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, HIV/AIDS, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Dr. Evans presents her research worldwide and is regularly invited to conduct lectures, seminars and workshops in the US and abroad to professionals. Her expertise has been highlighted in various popular media outlets such as CBS Nightly News, Wall Street Report, New York Times, New York Magazine,  Elle, Women's Day, Lifetime and Fitness, and Women’s Health  magazines. She contributes regularly to the Weill Cornell Medical College's Women's Health Advisor.
 

To schedule appointments:
Call - (212) 821-0622  (212) 821-0622 FREE  [or]
Email - sue2002@med.cornell.edu
 

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Publications

Articles

Edwards, A., Evans, S., Aldao, A., Haglin, D., Ferrando, S. Implementing a mindfulness-based stress reduction program in the community: Lessons learned and strategies for the future. The Behavior Therapist, 2014; 37(1): 1-17.

Forand, N., Evans, S., Haglin, D., Fishman, B. Cognitive therapy in practice: Treatment delivered by trainees at an outpatient clinic is clinically effective. Behavior Therapy. 2011; 42:612-623.


Evans, S., Ferrando, S., Carr, C., Haglin, D. (2010). Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and distress in a community-based sample. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/cpp.727.

Evans, S., Invited Commentary: Mindfulness-based therapies effective for anxiety and depression. Evidence-based Mental Health (Online). 22 Jul 2010; 13(2).

Evans, S. (2009). Book Review of L. Roemer & Susan M. Orsillo. Mindfulness & Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice. New York: Guilford Press, 2009. The Clinical Psychologist, 62(3):13.

Evans, S., Patt, I., Giosan, C., Spielman, L., Difede, J. Disability and PTSD in Disaster Relief Workers responding to September 11,2001 World Trade Center Disaster. Journal of & Clinical Psychology,2009; 65:1-11.

Jayasinghe, N., Giosan, C., Evans, S.,Spielman, L., Difede, J. Anger and posttraumatic stress disorder in disaster relief workers exposed to the 9/11/01 World Trade Center Disaster: One year follow up study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2008; 196 (11): 844-846

Evans, S., Ferrando, S., Findler, M., Stowell, C., Smart, C., Haglin, D. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 2008; 22(4):716-721.

Evans, S., Patt I., Giosan C., Spielman L., Difede J. Anger, distress and disability in Disaster Relief Workers responding to the World Trade Center Disaster. Journal of Traumatic Stress.2006; 19(1): 1-6.

Griswold G., Evans, S., Fishman B., Spielman L. Coping Strategies of HIV Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy. AIDS Care. 2005; 17(6):711-720

Davis L., Evans, S., Fishman B., Spielman L. Predictors of attrition in HIV-positive subjects with peripheral neuropathic pain. AIDS Care. 2004; 16(3): 395-402.

Evans, S., Fishman, B., Spielman, L., Haley, A. A randomized psychotherapy trial for HIV-related pain, Psychosomatics, 2003; 44(1): 1-7.

Evans, S., Weinberg B., Spielman L., Fishman B. Assessing negative thoughts in response to pain among people with HIV. Pain, 2003;105(1-2):239-245.

Evans, S., Ferrando S., Rabkin J., Fishman B. Health locus of control, distress and utilization of protease inhibitors among HIV-positive men, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2000; 49(2):157-162.

Goggin K., Sewell M., Ferrando, S., Evans, S., Fishman, B., Rabkin J.G. Plans to hasten death among gay men with HIV/AIDS: relationship to psychological adjustment. AIDS Care, 2000; 12(2): 125-36

Sewell M, Goggin K, Rabkin, J.G., Ferrando, S.J., McElhiney, M.D., Evans, S. Anxiety syndromes and symptoms among men with AIDS: a longitudinal controlled study. Psychosomatics, 2000; 41(4):294-300.

Ferrando S., Evans, S., Goggin K, Sewell M, Fishman B, Rabkin JG. Fatigue in HIV illness: relationship to depression, physical limitations and disability. Psychosomatic Medicine, 1998; 60:759-764.

Evans, S., Ferrando S., Sewell M., Goggin K., Fishman B., Rabkin J. Pain and depression in HIV illness. Psychosomatics, 1998; 39(6):528-535.

Ferrando S., Goggin K., Sewell M., Evans, S., Fishman B., Rabkin J. Substance use disorders in gay/bisexual men with HIV and AIDS. American Journal of Addictions, 1998; 7(1):51-60.

Evans, S., Fishman B. Pain Management Training: A cognitive-behavioral approach to treating HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy 1997; 11(4): 25-261.

Evans, S., Cloitre M., Kocsis, J.H., Holzer C., Keitner G., Gniwesch L. Social-vocational adjustment in unipolar mood disorders: Results of the DSM-IV field trial. Journal of Affective Disorders 1996; 38 (2-3), 73-80.

Stern D., MacKain K., Raduns C., Hopper P., Kaminsky C.,

Evans, S., et al. KIDDIES affect inventory and assessment: measuring young children's affect. Infant Mental Health Journal 1992; 15:107-118.
 

 

 

 

Book Chapters and Reviews

 

 

Evans, S. (2009). Book Review of L. Roemer & Susan M. Orsillo. Mindfulness & Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice. New York: Guilford Press, 2009. The Clinical Psychologist, 62(3):13.
 

Evans, S. (2009). Cognitive Behavior Therapy Book Reviews 5(1). (www.the-iacp.com/cbtbr.html). Book Review of Pettit, J.W. & Jointer, T. E. Chronic Depression: Interpersonal Sources, Therapeutic Solutions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2006.
 

Evans, S. (2008). Mindfulness Meditation. In J. Barnhill (Ed.), The Approach to the Psychiatric Patient. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
 

Evans, S. (2008). Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In J. Barnhill (Ed.) The Approach to the Psychiatric Patient. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
 

Evans, S. Fishman, B. (2008). Cognitive Behavior Thearpy. In Ferrando, S. (Editor) Psychiatry In-Review (3rd Edition). New York: Educational Testing and Assessment Systems.
 

Evans, S. (2007) Cognitive Behavior Therapy Book Reviews. Book Review of Segal ZW., Williams JMG., Teasdale, JD. Mindfulhess-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. New York: Guildford Press, 2002. (www.the-iacp.com/cbtbr.html).
 

Evans, S. Fishman B. (2007). Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In Ferrando S. (Editor), Psychiatry In-Review (2nd Edition). New York: Educational Testing and Assessment Systems
 

Evans, S. (2006). Cognitive Behavior Therapy Book Reviews. Book Review of Wright JH., Basco MR., Thase ME. Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide.Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc..
(www.the-iacp.com/cbtbr.html).
 

Evans, S. Fishman B. (2006). Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In Ferrando S. (Editor), Psychiatry In-Review. New York: Educational Testing and Assessment Systems.

Cella D, Lesko LS, Raduns C, Evans, S. (1988). Death Anxiety and exposure to one's anxiety. In: Psychiatric Aspects of Terminal Illness. Pa: The Charles Press.

Evans, S. Book Review of Beck, J.  Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond (Second Edition). Guilford Press, 2011. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews 2012, 8(1)., www.the-iacp.com/book-reviews.
 

Honors and Awards

Award of Excellence, Alumni Association, Cornell University Medical College, 1995

Chief Research Fellow, Cornell University Medical College: 1995-1997

Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy: 2000-

Outstanding Director of Training in Psychology Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Internship Class, 2007

President (Elected), Payne Whitney Faculty Council: 2007-2009

Teacher of the Year Award, Weill Cornell Clinical Psychology Internship, 2008-2009
Selected Member, 2013 American Psychological Association Leadership
Institute for Women in Psychology, 2013
Certified Supervisor/Consultant, Academy of Cognitive Therapy, 2013
Senior Scholar, Weill Cornell Clinical Scholar’s Institute, 2013
President, NYC-CBT Association, 2012-2014