Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston
Dr. Lizabeth Roemer is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston in Boston, MA, USA. She regularly provides clinical supervision to beginning and advanced clinicians, in addition to providing expert consultation in mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavioral therapies, with an emphasis on treating anxiety disorders, and teaching focused psychological strategies in numerous settings.
Dr. Roemer has an active, productive research career, including publishing over 100 journal articles and book chapters and co-editing two books on the role of emotion regulation, mindfulness, and experiential avoidance in anxiety and other disorders, and the use of acceptance-based behavioral therapies. In collaboration with Dr. Susan Orsillo, she has developed an acceptance-based behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety and comorbid disorders and examined its efficacy and mediators and moderators of change in studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. They are co-authors of Mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavioral therapies in practice as well as two self-help books: The mindful way through anxiety and Worry less, live more: The mindful way through anxiety workbook, all published by Guilford Press. Dr. Roemer and her doctoral students are examining ways to incorporate mindfulness and valued action into health promotion in a range of contexts, including addressing college mental health and the negative impact of racism.
Dr. Roemer regularly conducts training workshops for clinicians at all levels of experience.