Dr. Yacoob is a Cornell trained clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults coping with life transitions, anxiety and mood disorders, and a variety of other symptoms causing distress. She also has expertise in working with patients who are coping with chronic and acute medical conditions, having completed advanced training in behavioral medicine at such facilities as Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Yacoob offers a warm, empathic, and collaborative approach to help individuals achieve their goals within a reasonable time frame. She often draws from schema, psychodynamic, meaning-based and mindfulness-based therapies to create a personalized program of treatment to best meet the needs of each individual.
Areas of Research
Health psychology and the neurobiology of mental illness
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
B.A., Psychology and Fine Arts, New York University.
- Post-doctoral Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cognitive Therapy Clinic, New York, NY.
- Psychology Intern, NY Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical College, Payne Whitney Clinic, New York, NY.
- Psychology Intern, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY. -Clinician, Institute for Behavior Therapy, New York, NY.
- Clinician, Bellevue Hospital, NYU Medical Center, Palliative Care and Oncology Services, New York, NY.
- Clinician, Rutgers Psychological Clinic, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, New Brunswick, NJ.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, The State of New York
- Honorarium, Invited Workshop: Treating Health Anxiety, Center for Anxiety, New York, NY, 2013
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute of Mental Health, 2010
- Travel Award, Rutgers University, 2007
- Graduate School Excellence Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2006
- Founder's Day Honors Scholar, New York University, 2004
- Psychology National Honors, New York University, 2004
1. Psychosocial factors in coronary disease. In: Handbook of Health Psychology, Second Edition. Edited by Andrew S. Baum, Tracey A. Revenson, and Jerome E. Singer. Psychology Press: London, U.K. December 14, 2011
2. Depressive symptoms, trait aggression, and cardiovascular reactivity to a laboratory stressor. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. May 2010
3. A health psychology perspective of stress in schizophrenia. Reply to Scorza and colleagues (2009). Psychiatry Research. January 2009
4. Cardiovascular disease. In: Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, edited by Deborah Carr and colleagues. Gale Cengage: Farmington Hills, Michigan. November 10, 2008
5. Gray matter structural alterations in obsessive-compulsive disorder: relationship to neuropsychological functions. Psychiatry Research. November 30, 2008
6. Patterns of stress in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. July 15, 2008
7. Clinical and neuropsychological correlates of white matter abnormalities in recent onset schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. April 2008
8. DISC1 is associated with prefrontal cortical gray matter and positive symptoms in schizophrenia. Biological Psychology. September 2008
9. Anterior cingulate grey-matter deficits and cannabis use in first-episode schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry. March 2007
10. Increased stress and smaller anterior hippocampal volume. Neuroreport. November 27, 2006
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