James Boswell

Clinical Program Area

James F Boswell, Ph.D.

James BoswellAssistant Professor of Psychology

Room: Social Sciences 307

Phone: (518) 442-3402

Fax: (518) 442-4867

Email: jboswell@albany.edu 

Curriculum Vitae


Research Lab: Psychotherapy and Behavior Change Research Lab


Areas of Interest: My research interests span two overlapping areas: (a) psychotherapy process and outcome, and (b) the integration of science and practice.  My psychotherapy research program focuses on identifying important participant factors, technical factors, and relational processes that influence the process and outcome of psychological interventions, as well as the development, testing, and dissemination of effective intervention strategies. I am particularly interested in identifying mechanisms and principles of change that cut across different therapeutic approaches. Largely conducted within the context of innovative emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral (CBT) interventions, most of this research has focused on the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders and involved both quantitative and qualitative methods. The impact of the knowledge gained through this research on health care is likely to be minimal if it cannot be integrated into training and routine practice (i.e., science-practice integration). As such, my research program is also focused on identifying effective training and implementation strategies, the development of Practice Research Networks (PRNs), and the integration of outcomes monitoring and feedback systems into routine clinical practice.

Courses Taught:

Abnormal Psychology (APSY 338)

Introduction to Clinical Methods (APSY 450)

Multivariate Analysis (APSY 613)

Assessment and Intervention (APSY 676A/B)