Sonia Matwin, PhD
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.
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.
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.
Matwin S, Chang G. Readiness to change and risk drinking women. J Subst Abuse Treat [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 40(3): 230-40. PMID: 21193283, PMCID: PMC3072060, PII: S0740-5472(10)00237-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2010.11.004, ISSN: 1873-6483.
Ellington L, Sheldon LK, Matwin S, Smith JA, Poynton MM, Crouch BI, Caravati EM. An examination of adherence strategies and challenges in poison control communication. J Emerg Nurs [print-electronic]. 2009 Jun; 35(3): 186-90; quiz 274. PMID: 19446121, PMCID: PMC3167489, PII: S0099-1767(08)00055-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.02.015, ISSN: 1527-2966.
Ellington L, Matwin S, Jasti S, Williamson J, Crouch B, Caravati M, Dudley W. Poison control center communication and impact on patient adherence. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008 Feb; 46(2): 105-9. PMID: 18259957, PMCID: PMC3167482, PII: 789498762, DOI: 10.1080/15563650701338914, ISSN: 1556-3650.
Wainryb C, Brehl BA, Matwin S. Being hurt and hurting others: children's narrative accounts and moral judgments of their own interpersonal conflicts. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 2005; 70(3): 1-114. PMID: 16359348, PII: MONO350, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5834.2005.00350.x, ISSN: 0037-976X.