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Natalie Cort, PhD

Natalie Cort

Doctor in Psychology (PsyD) Faculty

Dr. Natalie Cort, a licensed clinical psychologist, is a Core Faculty in the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Concentration on Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Cort, who was born and raised among multi-ethnic Afro-Caribbean and East Indian cultures in Guyana, South America, has engaged, throughout her career, in socially meaningful research. She has authored articles on racial/ethnic differences in heart disease rates, child abuse reporting, depression treatment outcomes, and high-risk sexual behaviors. Dr. Cort is trained in and committed to promoting the provision of evidence-based treatments, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy to historically underserved patient groups. This commitment led to her modification of IPT and motivational interviewing interventions for depressed women with intimate partner violence histories and creation of a community-based 'Strong Black Woman' Workshop to reduce Black women's resistance to engaging in mental health treatment. Furthermore, Dr. Cort, a certified IPT trainer, provides consultation/training in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) IPT for Depression Training Program, a part of the VA's national Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Training Initiative. Finally, Dr. Cort, a research grade diagnostician, has been a co-investigator, consultant, and therapist on 10 randomized controlled trials funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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