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Susan Wenze, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Cornell University, B.A. in Psychology (2001)
American University, M.A. in Psychology (2006)
American University, Ph.D. in Psychology (2009).
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Brown University (2009 - 2010, 2011 - 2012)

Research Interests

Susan Wenze’s research focuses on cognitive and emotional processing in depression and bipolar disorder and the use of mobile technology to enhance and extend the psychotherapeutic relationship. She employs ecological momentary assessment and ecological momentary intervention techniques in her research and is currently working on a project to develop and test an adjunctive, smartphone-assisted intervention to improve treatment adherence in bipolar disorder.

Selected Publications

Wenze, S. J., Gaudiano, B. A., Weinstock, L. M., & Miller, I. W. (in press). Personality pathology predicts outcomes in a treatment-seeking sample with bipolar I disorder. Depression Research and Treatment.

Wenze, S. J., Gunthert, K. C., Ahrens, A. H., & Bos, T. C. T. (2013). Biases in short-term mood prediction in individuals with depression and anxiety symptoms. Individual Differences Research, 11, 91-101.

Weinstock, L. M., Wenze, S. J., Munroe, M. K., & Miller, I. W. (2013). Concordance between patient and family reports of family functioning in bipolar I disorder and major depressive disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 377-383. 

Wenze, S. J., Gunthert, K. C., & German, R. E. (2012). Biases in affective forecasting and recall in individuals with depression and anxiety symptoms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 895-906.

Wenze, S. J., Gunthert, K. C., & Forand, N. R. (2010). Cognitive reactivity in everyday life as a prospective predictor of depressive symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 554-562.

Wenze, S. J. & Miller, I. W. (2010). Use of ecological momentary assessment in mood disorders research. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 794-804.

Wenze, S. J., Gunthert, K. C., Forand, N. R., & Laurenceau, J. P. (2009). The influence of dysphoria on reactivity to naturalistic fluctuations in anger. Journal of Personality, 77, 795-824.

Cohen, L., Gunthert, K. C., Butler, A., Parrish, B., Wenze, S. J., & Beck, J. S. (2008). Negative affective spillover from daily events predicts early response to cognitive therapy for depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 955-965.

Goldberg, J. F., Gerstein, R. K., Wenze, S. J., Welker, T. M., & Beck, A. T. (2008). Dysfunctional attitudes and cognitive schemas in bipolar manic and unipolar depressed outpatients: Implications for cognitively based psychotherapeutics. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 207-210.

Wenze, S. J., Gunthert, K. C., & Forand, N. R. (2007). Influence of dysphoria on positive and negative cognitive reactivity to daily mood fluctuations. Behavior Research and Therapy, 45, 915-927.

Goldberg, J. F., Wenze, S. J., Welker, T. M., Steer, R. A., & Beck, A. T. (2005). Content-specificity of dysfunctional cognitions for patients with bipolar mania versus unipolar depression: A preliminary study. Bipolar Disorders, 7, 49-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2004.00165.x