Kerry Cannity, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling Psychology
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Dr. Cannity joined the Seton Hall faculty in Fall 2019. She previously completed post-doctoral training at New York Presbyterian Hospital—Westchester division, specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) for individuals with personality disorders. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, where she worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, consultation/liaison psychiatry, bariatric surgery, and oncology. Prior to internship, she worked in community mental health clinics, crisis stabilization and mobile crisis outreach, integrated oncology care, and an advocacy organization for victims of family violence.
Her clinical work has focused on behavioral interventions in medical illness—particularly psychosocial treatments for anxiety and depression in individuals with cancer. An additional area of her work is effective treatments for people with personality disorders.
Her current research interests are integrative oncology and medical provider communication, as well as treatment of anxiety and depression in medical illness. She collaborates with the Comskil program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City, New York. In addition, she studies cognitive deficits associated with anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation.
- Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
- M.A., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
- B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- Cannity, K. M., & Hopko, D. R. (2017). Behavioral activation for a breast cancer patient with major depression and coexistent personality disorder. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 1-10.
- Hopko, D. R., Clark, C. G., Cannity, K. M., & Bell, J. (2016). Pretreatment depression severity in breast cancer patients and its relation to treatment response to behavior therapy. Health Psychology, 35, 10-18.
- Hopko, D. R., Cannity, K. M., McIndoo, C. C., File, A. A., Ryba, M. M., Clark, C. G., & Bell, J. L. (2015). Behavior therapy for depressed breast cancer patients: Predictors of treatment outcome. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(1), 225-231.