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Credentials: 
Clinical Psychologist

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Sch of Psychological Science
Courses Taught: 

Women, Weight, & Body Image

Fat Studies

Abnormal Psychology

Clinical Research Methods

Research/Career Interests: 

When I began my career, my research primarily focused on adult stress and anxiety disorders, specifically the Type A behavior pattern and panic disorder, as reflected by my early publications. My intervention work with panic disorder emphasized self-help approaches, with this interest culminating in the 2008 publication of the Handbook of Self-Help Therapies that I co-edited with my colleague, Dr. George Clum of the Virginia Tech Psychology Department. Over time, my research interests have evolved to focus on body image disorders, particularly as they relate to weight bias and physical activity. My more recent publications reflect these current interests as do two classes which I have developed and currently teach, i.e. Women, Weight, & Body Image and Fat Studies. Most recently, my research has investigated the effectiveness of interventions based on the Health At Every Size paradigm as well as Fat Studies pedagogy.  


Education

  • Washington University of St. Louis Medical Center, NHLBI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1986-1989)          
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center & Jackson, VAMC Internship in Clinical Psychology (1985-1986)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (1982-1985; Degree received 1987)
  • University of the Pacific, Master’s Program in Psychology (1980-1982; Degree received 1983)
  • West Virginia University, Undergraduate Program-Psychology Major (1976-1980; Degree received 1980)
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

 I am a member of the MidValley Bicycle Club and also enjoy hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.

 

 

 

My Publications

1988

Journal Article

Watkins, Patti Lou, Ellie T Sturgis, and George A Clum. Guided Imaginal Coping: An Integrative Treatment For Panic Disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 19.2 (1988): 147 - 155. Print. Journal Of Behavior Therapy And Experimental Psychiatry Journal Of Behavior Therapy And Experimental Psychiatry.
Borden, Janet Woodruff et al. Coping Strategies And Panic. ANXDIS Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2.4 (1988): 339 - 352. Print. Anxdis Journal Of Anxiety Disorders.
Borden, Janet Woodruff et al. Coping Strategies And Panic. Journal of Anxiety Disorders Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2.4 (1988): 339 - 352. Print. Journal Of Anxiety Disorders Journal Of Anxiety Disorders.
Watkins, Patti Lou, Ellie T Sturgis, and George A Clum. Guided Imaginal Coping: An Integrative Treatment For Panic Disorder. BTEP Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 19.2 (1988): 147 - 155. Print. Btep Journal Of Behavior Therapy And Experimental Psychiatry.

1987

Journal Article

Watkins, Patti Lou, Clay H Ward, and Douglas R Southard. Empirical Support For A Type A Belief System. J Psychopathol Behav Assess Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 9.2 (1987): 119 - 134. Print. J Psychopathol Behav Assess Journal Of Psychopathology And Behavioral Assessment.

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