Alicia Meuret

Associate Professor

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Alicia E. Meuret, Ph.D. is the Director of  the Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ARC) at SMU. She is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Division at the Department of Psychology at SMU. Dr. Meuret received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hamburg based on her doctoral work conducted at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral at Stanford University. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Her research program focuses on novel treatment approaches for anxiety and mood disorders, biomarkers in anxiety disorders and chronic disease, fear extinction mechanisms of exposure therapy, and mediators and moderators in individuals with affective dysregulations, including non-suicidal self-injury.


Meuret, A.E., Twohig, M.P., Rosenfield, D., Hayes, S.C., & Craske, M.G. (2012). Brief acceptance and exposure therapy for panic disorder: A pilot study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 606-618.

Meuret, A.E., Seidel, A., Rosenfield, B., Hofmann, S.G, & Rosenfield, D. (2012). Does fear reactivity during exposure predict panic symptom reduction? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 773-85.

Meuret, A.E., Wolitzky-Taylor, K., Twohig, M.P., & Craske, M.G. (2012). Coping skills and exposure therapy in panic disorder and agoraphobia: Latest advances and future directions. Behavior Therapy, 43, 271-84.

Meuret, A.E., Rosenfield, D., Wilhelm, F.H., Zhou, E., Conrad, A., Ritz, T., & Roth, W.T. (2011). Do unexpected panic attacks occur spontaneously? Biological Psychiatry, 70, 985-91.

Meuret, A.E., Hofmann, S.G., & Rosenfield, D. (2010). Catastrophic appraisal and perceived control as moderators of treatment response in panic disorder. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3, 262-277.

Meuret, A.E. & Ritz, T. (2010). Hyperventilation in panic disorder and asthma: Empirical evidence and clinical strategies. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 78, 68-79.

Meuret, A.E., Rosenfield, D., Seidel, A., Bhaskara, L. & Hofmann, S.G. (2010). Respiratory and cognitive mediators of treatment change in panic disorder: Evidence for intervention specificity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 691-704.

Meuret, A.E., Rosenfield, D., Hofmann, S.G., Suvak, M. K., & Roth, W.T. (2009). Changes in respiration mediate changes in fear of bodily sensations in panic disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research 43,634-41.

Meuret, A.E., Wilhelm, F.H., Ritz, T., & Roth, W.T. (2008). Feedback of end-tidal pCO2 as a therapeutic approach for panic disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 42, 560-8.