William Robert James Lamson, Ph.D.


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Biographical Info

Dr. Lamson is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division. 

He is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders. He specializes in exposure-based therapies for OCD, phobias, and social anxiety disorder. Dr. Lamson provides a variety of clinical services including diagnostic evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapy. He serves as an administrative and clinical supervisor for postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Lamson's research interests include how social anxiety impacts threat detection and the impact of character strengths and virtues on impression formation.

Dr. Lamson received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed his master's degree in psychology at New York University and his bachelor's degree at the University of Florida. Dr. Lamson completed his predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the Northport VA Medical Center and his postdoctoral fellowship at Northwell Health, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Centers for the Treatment and Research of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder. Throughout his training, Dr. Lamson has received intensive specialized training and supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy for a wide spectrum of clinical disorders. Although his primary orientation is CBT, his work is also informed by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and exposure-based approaches.

Clinical Expertise
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Weight Loss
Social Phobia
Panic Disorder
Specific Phobias
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Ph.D.
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A.
    New York University
  • B.A.
    University of Florida
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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