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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Joseph Himle, Ph.D.

Joseph Himle, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • Internship (November, 1983 - December, 1984), Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work and Psychology), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995
  • Master of Social Work - Interpersonal Practice, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, December, 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1983

Clinical Interest:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression

Research Interest:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Group Behavioral Therapy of Adult and Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Genetic and Neurological Issues In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Comorbid Anxiety and Depression

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan
  • Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
  • Director, Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Research and Training Center

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Thomason, E., Flynn, H.A, Himle, J.A., & Volling, B.L. (in press). Are women’s parenting-specific beliefs associated with depressive symptoms in the perinatal period?: Development of the rigidity of maternal beliefs scale. Depression and Anxiety.
  • Himle, J.A., Weaver, A., Bybee, D., O''Donnell, L.A., Vlnka, S., Laviolette, W.T., Steinberger, E., Golenberg, Z., & Levine, D.S. (2014). A comparison of unemployed job-seekers with and without social anxiety. Psychiatric Services, 65, 924-930.
  • Levine, D.S., Himle, J.A., Abelson, J.M., Matusko, N., Dhawan, N. & Taylor, R.J. (2014). The Relationship of Discrimination on Social Anxiety Disorder Among African Americans, Caribbean Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202, 224-230
  • Fluent, T.E., Kuebler, J., Deneke, D.E., & Himle, J.A. (2013). How best to engage patients in their psychiatric care. Current Psychiatry, 12, 22-36.
  • O’Mahen, H., Himle, J.A., Fedock, G., Henshaw, E., & Flynn, H. (2013). A pilot randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for perinatal depression adapted for women with low incomes. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 679-687

Personal Links:

Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Research and Training Center

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