University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Kelly Rohan

The Clinical Training Program

Kelly Rohan

Kelly Rohan

  • B.A. Saint Bonaventure University, 1993
  • Ph.D. University of Maine, 1998
C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-0798
Room: 224
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00

Website: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Study

Director, Graduate Clinical Training Program

My primary research interests are the psychopathology and treatment of adult mood disorders, including:

  • cognitive-behavioral models of depression onset, maintenance, and recurrence.
  • cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression.
  • subtypes of recurrent depression including seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and menstrual distress.
  • secondary research interests in the role of the menstrual cycle in the onset and maintenance of anxiety in women.

Rohan Laboratory
The Rohan Laboratory is currently conducting a 5-year randomized clinical trial, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, in which 160 community adults with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) will be treated with either our novel SAD-tailored cognitive-behavioral therapy or with standard light therapy and followed over 2 years.

Accepting Graduate Students Fall 2015
Professor Rohan is potentially accepting graduate students who enter the program in the Fall of 2015.

Representative Publications

  • Nillni, Y. I., Toufexis, D. J., & Rohan, K. J. (2011). Anxiety sensitivity, the menstrual cycle, and panic disorder: A putative neuroendocrine and psychological interaction. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1183-1191.
  • Tierney Lindsey, K., Rohan, K. J., Roecklein, K. A., & Mahon, J. N. (2011). Surface facial electromyography, skin conductance, and self-reported emotional responses to light- and season-relevant stimuli in seasonal affective disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133, 311-319.
  • Rohan, K. J., Roecklein, K. A., Lacy, T. M., & Vacek, P. M. (2009). Winter depression recurrence one year after cognitive-behavioral therapy, light therapy, or combination treatment. Behavior Therapy, 40, 225-238.
  • Rohan, K. J., (2008). Coping with the seasons: A cognitive-behavioral approach to seasonal affective disorder. Therapist guide. In the Treatments that Work Series. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Rohan, K. J., Roecklein, K. A., Tierney Lindsey, K., Johnson, L. G., Lippy, R. D., Lacy, T. M., & Barton, F. B. (2007). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy, light therapy, and their combination for seasonal affective disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 489-500.
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Clinical Training Program Director
General/Experimental Program Acting Director
Undergraduate Director
Business Manager
Behavioral Pharmacology
Joint Appointment
Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Faculty
Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP)
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