Shannon Bennett, Ph.D. is licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral interventions for children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families suffering from Anxiety Disorders, Tic Disorders, OCD and other related conditions. Her clinical practice includes individual therapy, group therapy, parent/child work, and parent training for youth, young adults, and their families using state of the art, research-supported psychotherapy interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Dr. Bennett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is the Director of Psychology for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Bennett serves as the Clinical Director of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Youth Anxiety Center for Weill Cornell, whose mission is to advance clinical care, research and education for the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Bennett is also the Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, a designation awarded to WCM by the Tourette Association of America for excellence in the clinical care, research, and support of individuals with Tourette Syndrome and related conditions.
Dr. Bennett’s primary research interests include the development, evaluation, and dissemination of cognitive behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders and tic disorders, testing the efficacy of novel treatments for these disorders, and better understanding mechanisms involved in symptom change. Dr. Bennett currently oversees multiple research studies in the areas of anxiety and tic disorder treatment, and has written of several papers, book chapters, and treatment manuals on these topics. She lectures locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to child, adolescent, young adult and family mental health.
Prior to joining the Faculty at Weill Cornell in 2010, Dr. Bennett was a Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program at UCLA and contributed to several cognitive-behavioral treatment research programs at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Bennett also led a multi-disciplinary research team focused on the psychosocial needs of women who experience perinatal loss, and earned a National Research Service Award from NIMH for this research effort.
Dr. Bennett has also been honored with a Career Development Leadership Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Dr. Bennett is a member of the International Task Force of the Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette Association of America
Specialties and Expertise
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
- Women's Mental Health
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Tic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Behavior Therapy
Dr. Shannon Bennett earned her Ph.D. from Boston University where she received research and clinical training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. As the recipient of a Boston University research and training fellowship, Dr. Bennett contributed to several cognitive-behavioral treatment research programs within the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Program. Dr. Bennett also led a multi-disciplinary research team focused on the psychosocial needs of women who experience perinatal loss, and earned a National Research Service Award for this research effort. Dr. Bennett has contributed to multiple publications and presentations on these topics.
Dr. Bennett completed her clinical internship training at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Following her intern year, she continued to work within the UCLA Child and Adolescent OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program, contributing to their treatment and research efforts. Dr. Bennett was a Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program at UCLA. She also served as the staff psychologist for the Fit for Health Weight program for childhood obesity within the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
2007: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health
2007: Best Student Research Award, Women’s Special Interest Group of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
2006: John and Geraldine Weil Dissertation Award
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Assistant Attending Psychologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- Ph.D., Boston University, 2009
- B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2002
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
- Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark
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