Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Associate Chairman

Bruce Arnow, Ph.D.Arnow

401 Quarry Rd.,
Stanford, CA 94305

MC 5722

Tel Work (650) 498-9111
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Academic Profile


Dr. Arnow is Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also serves as Chief Psychologist, Director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic and Co-Director of Clinical Training for the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. 

Dr. Arnow received his BA in Psychology from Queens College in 1969, his M.S. in Counseling at California State University, Hayward and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University in 1984.  He was a NIMH-funded post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from 1984-1985 before being appointed as Director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic in 1985.  

Dr. Arnow’s research interests include 1) treatment outcome in chronic depression;  2) epidemiology of chronic pain and depression, and 3) relationships among child maltreatment and adult outcomes including health and psychiatric illness, use of health care services and response to both psychological and pharmacologic treatment.  He has been a Principal Investigator or Co- Investigator on a number of funded grants in these areas. He has published more than 90 papers, as well as one book, and several book chapters.  He has served as a clinical supervisor to Veteran’s Administration mental health providers in a nation-wide implementation project funded by the Department of Defense to train VA practitioners in evidence-based psychotherapy for depression. 

Dr. Arnow is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.  For additional information and a list of publications, please click on the above Academic Profile link.

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