About the Presenter

Michael Southam-Gerow, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). As co-founder and co-director of the Anxiety Clinic at VCU (a clinic that provided low-cost services for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related problems), he has trained, and supervised scores of doctoral students in CBT for anxiety.

Dr. Southam-Gerow has consulted to hundreds of therapists with various levels of experience over his more than 20-year career. As a national trainer for PracticeWise, LLC, he has conducted more than 40 multi-day trainings; and presented to numerous professional groups across the US and Australia on topics of child therapy.

He is the author of two scholarly books: Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner's Guide, published in 2013 (translated into Korean and Dutch) and most recently: Exposure Therapy with Children and Adolescents, published in 2019.

He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the author of dozens of scholarly papers, and the recipient of several National Institutes of Health research grants. Dr. Southam-Gerow is also an active researcher, focusing on the dissemination and implementation of psychological treatments, emotion regulation, and treatment integrity.