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Mark Chen is a clinical extern at CBT/DBT Associates. Mark is currently a fourth-year Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at Columbia University and earned his M.S. in spring 2020. He has experience working in community outpatient, psychiatric inpatient, and laboratory-based settings with adults presenting a wide variety of concerns (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, schizoaffective disorders). Over the past few years, he has obtained training in evidence-based interventions, including CBT, DBT, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and emotion regulation therapy (ERT). He has worked at the Dean Hope Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medicine- Westchester Behavioral Health Center, where he has provided individual psychotherapy, led groups, and conducted neuropsychological assessments. His research interests include transdiagnostic cognitive and emotional processes underlying stress-related disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, and PTSD), with a focus on flexibility in emotion regulation.

Selected Research Publication and Presentation

Chen, S., & Bonanno, G. A. (2021). Components of emotion regulation flexibility: Linking latent profiles to depression and anxiety. Clinical Psychological Science, 9(2), 236-251.

Chen, S., & Bonanno, G. A. (2020). Psychological adjustment during the global outbreak of COVID-19: A resilience perspective. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S51-S54.

Chen, S., Chen, T., & Bonanno, G. A. (2018). Expressive flexibility: Enhancement and suppression abilities differentially predict life satisfaction and psychopathology symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 126(1), 78-84.