Sonia Matwin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
1601 23rd Avenue South, Suite 3060
Suite 3050

Sonia Matwin completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology, at the University of Utah in 2007, after which she worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In 2013, Dr. Matwin completed a clinical respecialization program at Suffolk University, and began working as an Associate Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, integrating her research on patient provider communication with her clinical practice. During this time, Dr. Matwin became increasingly involved in teaching evidence-based psychotherapy, which is currently her primary focus as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Psychotherapy Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Matwin's primary clinical, teaching, and research interests focus on the provision and teaching of CBT and mindfulness-based therapies, as well as the use and integration of technology for both teaching and treatment.

Clinical Description

Dr. Matwin's areas of clinical expertise include: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, health behavior change and related decision-making, psychological distress related to chronic disease management, health behavior change, anxiety, and depression.    

Research Description

Dr. Matwin engages in research that examines the theory and practice of effective health communications, particularly in relation to health promotion and related decision-making. Dr. Matwin is also active in the development, testing, and teaching of novel mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression; as well as the use and integration of technology for teaching and treatment.        

Research Information