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Jennice Vilhauer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Outpatient Psychotherapy Program, Emory Clinic

Phone: 404-778-2207

Fax: 404-778-4655



Jennice S. Vilhauer, PhD is the Director of the Outpatient Psychotherapy Program at the Emory Clinic. Dr. Vilhauer specializes in the use of cognitive therapies for the treatment of adult psychiatric disorders. She has dual subspecialties in women's issues and health psychology. Her primary clinical interest is in the treatment of depression and her research is focused on the integration of mindful consciousness and future-directed thought as mechanisms for recovery and wellness and she has developed a new form of psychotherapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder known as Future Directed Therapy (FDT)®.

Dr. Vilhauer formerly served at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles as the Clinical Director of the Adult Outpatient Programs as well as the Director of Psychology Training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. She was also an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Her new book Think Forward to Thrive is being released by New World Library in 2014 and her studies and papers have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics, Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, and the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Dr. Vilhauer earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her doctoral degree from Fordham University in New York City. She completed her post-doctoral training at Columbia University in New York.