University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Sondra Solomon

The Clinical Training Program

Sondra Solomon

Sondra Solomon
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

  • B.A. Long Island University, 1970
  • M.A. New York University, 1990
  • Ph.D. University of Vermont, 1994
  • C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-3034
Room: 346

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00

Website: Person Environment Zone Projects

Directorships & Duties

Director, Undergraduate Program, Department of Psychological Science

Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies

Affiliated Faculty, ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program


My major interests encompass three areas:

  • Psychosocial Sequelae of HIV/AIDS in Rural Areas
  • Visible and Concealed Physical Distinctions (Stigma)
  • Multicultural Concerns and Curriculum Transformation

Other Areas of Interest

I direct the Fall Institute on Racism, Heterosexism, Bias and Oppression and am Chair of the University of Vermont's Diversity Curriculum Review Committee. I am committed to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., race, class, age, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, etc.)

Representative Publications

Bias and Oppression

  • Bunn, J.Y., Solomon, S.E., Miller, C.T., Forehand, R.L. (2007). Measurement of stigma in people with HIV: A re-examination of the HIV stigma scale. AIDS Education and Prevention, 19, 198-208.
  • Solomon, S.E. & Saucier, D.A., (2006). Perceived effectiveness of a bias awareness program. Race, Gender & Class: A Potpourri in Psychology; and Others. 13, 96-108.

Civil Unions and Civil Rights

  • Solomon, S.E., Rothblum, E.D., & Balsam, K.F. (2004). Pioneers in partnership: Lesbian and gay male couples in civil unions compared with those not in civil unions, and heterosexual married siblings. Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 275-286.
  • Solomon, S.E., Rothblum, E.D., & Balsam, K.F. (2005). Money, housework, sex, and conflict: Same-sex couples in civil unions, those not in civil unions, and heterosexual married siblings. Sex Roles, 52, 561-575.
  • Balsam, K.F., Beauchaine, T.P., Rothblum, E.D. & Solomon, S.E. (2008). Three-year follow-up of same-sex couples who had civil unions in Vermont, same-sex couples not in civil unions, and heterosexual married couples, Developmental Psychology, 44, 102-116.


  • Zvolensky, M. J., Solomon, S. E., McLeish, A. C., Cassidy, D., Bernstein, A., Bowman, C. J., & Yartz, A. R. (2006). Incremental validity of mindfulness-based attention in relation to the concurrent prediction of anxiety and depressive symptomatology and perceptions of health. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 35, 148-158.
  • McKee, L., Zvolensky, M.J., Solomon, S.E., Bernstein, A., & Leen-Feldner, E.W., (2007). Emotional vulnerability and mindfulness: Associations between negative affectivity, anxiety sensitivity, and mindfulness skills. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 36, 91-101.

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