Christina Gilliam, Ph.D.
Christina Gilliam, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist,
Anxiety Disorders Center
Phone: (860) 545-7685
Fax: (860) 545-7156
Dr. Christina Gilliam received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and completed her predoctoral internship at the Greater Hartford Consortium, a collaboration between the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, UCONN Health Center, Community Mental Health Affiliates, and New Britain General Hospital. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Disorders Center in 2008, and remained on staff as a licensed psychologist.
Her research interests include the role of cognitive processes in the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders and examining the efficacy of novel cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders.

Dr. Gilliam specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Her clinical interests include obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and social phobia.

Representative Publications:

Diefenbach, G. J., Tolin, D. F., & Gilliam, C. M. (in press). Metacognitive beliefs in late-life generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.

Diefenbach, G. J., Tolin, D. F., & Gilliam, C. M. (2012). Impairments in life quality among clients in geriatric home care: Associations with depressive and anxiety symptoms. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27, 828-835. doi: doi: 10.1002/gps.2791

Norberg, M. M., Gilliam, C. M., Villavicencio, A., Pearlson, G. D., & Tolin, D. F. (2012). D-cycloserine for treatment nonresponders with obsessive-compulsive disorder: A case report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 338-345.

Gilliam, C. M., Norberg, M. M., Villavicencio, A., Morrison, S., Hannan, S. E., & Tolin, D. F. (2011). Group cognitive behavioral therapy for hoarding disorder: An open trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 802-807.

Tolin, D. F., Diefenbach, G. J., & Gilliam, C. M. (2011). Stepped care versus standard cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A preliminary study of efficacy and costs. Depress Anxiety, 28(4), 314-323. doi: 10.1002/da.20804

Gilliam, C. M., & Tolin, D. F. (2011). Compulsive hoarding. In R. Hudak & D. D. Dougherty (Eds.), Clinical obsessive-compulsive disorders in adults and children (pp. 122-137). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gilliam, C. M., Tolin, D. F., & Diefenbach, G . J. (2010). Stepped care for obsessive-compulsive disorder: An open trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 1144-1149.

Gilliam, C. M., & Tolin, D. F. (2010). Compulsive hoarding. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 74, 93-121.

Tolin, D. F., Gilliam, C. M., & Dufresne, D. (2010). The economic and social burden of anxiety disorders. In D. J. Stein, E. Hollander & B. O. Rothbaum (Eds.), Textbook of anxiety disorders (2nd ed., pp. 731-746). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Diefenbach, G. J., Tolin, D. F., Meunier, S. A., & Gilliam, C. M. (2009). Assessment of anxiety in older home care recipients. The Gerontologist, 49, 141-153.

Diefenbach, G. J., Tolin, D. F., Gilliam, C. M., & Meunier, S. A. (2008). Extending cognitive behavioral therapy for late-life anxiety to home care: program development and case examples. Behavior Modification, 32, 595-610.

Gilliam, C. M., & Steffen, A. M. (2006). The relationship between caregiving self-efficacy and depressed mood in dementia family caregivers. Aging and Mental Health, 10, 79-86.

Gilliam, C. M., & Cottone, R. R. (2005). Couple or individual therapy for the treatment of depression?: An update of the empirical literature. American Journal of Family Therapy, 33, 265-272.