Melissa S Munson

Melissa S Munson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-7981
Business Email: mmunson@ufl.edu

About Melissa S Munson

Melissa Munson, PhD is an Assistant Professor. She completed her postdoctoral work with the Division of Medical Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. Her responsibilities includ the evaluation and treatment of child and adult psychological problems with a specialization in obsessive-compulsive disorder and their anxiety concerns. She supervises psychiatry medical residents, graduate, students and interns in conducting psychoeducational assessments.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Depression – overview
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Obsessive-complusive disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Publications

2013
The behavioral avoidance task using imaginal exposure (BATIE): a paper-and-pencil version of traditional in vivo behavioral avoidance tasks.
Psychological assessment. 25(4):1111-9 [DOI] 10.1037/a0033157. [PMID] 23730830.
2010
Fear of anxiety as a partial mediator of the relation between trauma severity and PTSD symptoms.
Journal of traumatic stress. 23(4):519-22 [DOI] 10.1002/jts.20549. [PMID] 20684018.
2010
The effects of Hurricane Katrina on Those with a Pre-Existing Fear of Storms
Current Psychology. 29:307-319
2007
Family-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: comparison of intensive and weekly approaches.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 46(4):469-478 [DOI] 10.1097/chi.0b013e31803062e7. [PMID] 17420681.
2006
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor-Induced Behavioral Activation in the PANDAS Subtype
. 13:87-89
2006
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PANDAS-related obsessive-compulsive disorder: findings from a preliminary waitlist controlled open trial.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 45(10):1171-8 [PMID] 17003662.
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2006
The Teasing Questionnaire – Revised: Measurement of childhood teasing in adults
Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
2005
Parental stress and maladjustment in children with short stature
Clinical Pediatrics. 44:327-331
2005
Psychological adjustment of children with short stature: a comparison of clinic-referred children with short stature and type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM. 18(4):395-401 [PMID] 15844474.
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2005
Validation of the Pediatric Inventory for Parents in mothers of children with Type 1 Diabetes: An examination of parenting stress, anxiety, and childhood psychopathology
. 23:56-65
2005
Validation of the Pediatric Inventory for Parents in mothers of children with Type 1 Diabetes: An examination of parenting stress, anxiety, and childhood psychopathology
. 23:56-65
2004
Peer victimization and psychosocial adjustment in children with type one diabetes
Clinical Pediatrics. 43:467-472
2004
Psychosocial adjustment of two boys with gynecomastia
. 40:331-331
2004
Religious faith and substance problems in undergraduate college students: A replication
. 53:183-188
2004
Social-psychological correlates of peer victimization in children with endocrine disorders.
The Journal of pediatrics. 145(6):784-9 [PMID] 15580202.
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2004
Two-week test-retest reliability of the Duke Religion Index.
Psychological reports. 94(3 Pt 1):993-4 [PMID] 15217062.
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Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology
2015 · Louisiana State University
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Psychology
2012-2016 · University of Florida
Internship: Psychology
2011-2012 · University of Florida
MA, Clinical Psychology
2009 · Louisiana State University
BS, Psychology
2004 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2021
MDU4850 Diseases of Eating
2016
MDU4031 Medicine and the Law
2021
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-7981
Emails:
Business:
mmunson@ufl.edu