Michael Sweeney Ph.D.

Psychologist Dr. Michael Sweeney is the Director of the Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a private practice center specializing in the treatment of anxiety. Michael prides himself on practical advice for complicated situations.
Scientist Dr. Sweeney was a National Institute of Health Chief Research Fellow and a Clinical Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Sweeney has been a co-principal investigator and CBT supervisor in national treatment studies. Michael has also conducted research on anxiety’s role in attention, memory and respiration.
Professor Dr. Sweeney was an assistant professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, CBT supervisor at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and the external reviewer for the Masters CBT program at University College, Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Sweeney is currently an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Michael has lectured nationally and internationally on the use of CBT.
Author Dr. Sweeney’s publications have appeared in leading scientific journals, including: the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice and Oxford University Press. His most recent publication, Psychosocial treatments of anxiety disorders across the lifespan, is available in Anxiety Disorders: A guide to integrating pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy; Stahl and Moore, eds.
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