Pamela Brody, Ph.D

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Dr. Pamela Brody is a clinical psychologist and founding partner of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Associates of Denver.  She was previously the Associate Director of Behavioral Health in Family Medicine and the Director of Psychotherapy Services for The Depression Center in the Department of Psychiatry. She has extensive clinical experience with mood and anxiety disorders in addition to women’s issues, trauma, abuse and insomnia.  She works with adults, adolescents, and families and has a particular expertise in the treatment of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.  Dr. Brody has many years of experience teaching and supervising Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for mood and anxiety.

In 2006 she received the Clinical Faculty Award in recognition of her outstanding teaching and contributions to the Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Brody received her Ph.D. in 1993 from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, California.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA.  Dr. Brody completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In Philadelphia, Dr. Brody was on the faculty at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Department of Psychology.  She was a senior supervisor and faculty member at Friends Hospital in the pre-doctoral psychology training program.  In addition, she was a Vice-President for PENN-Friends Behavioral Health Services, a division of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  There she directed the outpatient services, supervised staff and interns, and directed the quality improvement and outcomes program.  Dr. Brody has specialty training from the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  In her clinical work, Dr. Brody implements evidence-based psychotherapies which allow her patients to manage moods, improve relationships, increase self-confidence, overcome stress, fear, insomnia, and depression.   She is a member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists, the American Psychological Association, The Colorado Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the OCD Foundation, and Anxiety Disorders Association of America.  In her free time Dr. Brody enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and cycling on her road bike through beautiful Colorado.

Selected publications and presentations:

Pearson, A., Chessick, C., Brody, P. and Beacham, A. (October 17, 24 & 31, 2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Cognitive-Behavioral Evidence-Based Treatment. A Three-Day Grand Rounds Presentation to the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Brody, P. and Pieracci, A. (November 5, 2010).  Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for relapse prevention in depression. Presented to the faculty at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver.

Brody, P., and Chessick, C. (August 5 -7, 2009).  Advances in cognitive behavioral skills and techniques for depression:  A skills building workshop in cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral activation, and mindfulness based therapies.  The Given Institute, Aspen, Colorado. Sponsored by the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

Weiner, N., and Brody, P.  (March, 2007).   Cognitive-behavioral-therapy for anxiety disorders.  Presented at the annual Colorado Psychiatric Society Spring Meeting:  Evidence-Based Psychotherapies:  Tools for the 21st Century.

Stirman, S., DeRubeis, R., Crits-Christoph, P., & Brody, P. (2003). Are samples in randomized controlled trials of psychotherapy representative of community outpatients? A new methodology and initial findings.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 963-972.

Harralson, T., Brody, P., Coyne, J., Regenberg, A., Katz, I., Thompson, R., & Hadley, T. (June, 2000). Depression and general medical comorbidity in a behavioral health managed care setting.  Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Chicago, IL.