Emily Haigh

Emily HaighAssociate Professor and Director of Clinical Training
301-B Little Hall

**Note to applicants: Dr. Haigh does plan to take a new student for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Maine Mood Lab

Research Interests

The primary focus of my research is on examining cognitive, affective, and physiological processes that confer vulnerability to depression, contribute to the maintenance of the disorder or function to protect individuals from the recurrent nature of depression. To date, my work has focused on understanding the role of depressive rumination in the cognitive model of depression, examining decentering- or the ability to adopt a broader perspective as a possible target of ruminative processing, and examining dysfunctional thought content in individuals with a history of depression. In addition, I have been involved in several theoretical endeavors aimed at identifying, integrating and classifying different biological processes associated with the cognitive model of depression.

Selected Publications

Haigh, E. A. P., Bogucki, O. E., Sigmon, S. T., & Blazer, D. G. (2018). Depression among Older Adults: a 20-Year Update on Five Common Myths and Misconceptions. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry26(1), 107-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2017.06.011

Haigh, E.A.P., Bogucki, O.E., Dearborn, P., Robbins, M. & Elias, M.F. (2018). The Prospective Relationship Between Depression and Cardiovascular Events in Older Adults: Findings from the Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study. Journal of Health Psychology, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318782375

Chesin, M. S., Stanley, B., Haigh, E. A. P., Chaudhury, S., Pontoski, K., Knox, K. L., Brown, G.K. (2016). Staff Views of an Emergency Department Intervention using Safety Planning and Structured Follow-up with Suicidal Veterans. Archives of Suicide Research, 1-11.

Beck, A.T., & Haigh, E.A.P. (2014). Advances in Cognitive Theory and Therapy: The Generic Cognitive Model. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.

Lau, M.A., Haigh, E.A.P., Christensen, B.K., Segal Z.V., & Taube-Schiff, M. (2012). Evaluating the Mood State Dependence of Automatic Thoughts and Dysfunctional Attitudes in Remitted Versus Never-Depressed Individuals. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26(4), 381-389.

Foregard, M., Haigh, E.A.P., Beck, A.T., Davidson, R.J., Henn F. A., Maier, S. F., Mayberg, H.S., & Seligman, M.E.P. (2011). Beyond Depression: Towards a Process-Based Approach to Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice. 18(4), 275-299.

Disner, S. G., Beevers, C. G., Haigh, E. A. P., & Beck, A. T. (2011). Neural mechanisms of the cognitive model of depression. Nature Review Neuroscience, 12(8), 467-477.

Haigh, E.A.P., Moore, M.T., Kashdan, T. B., & Fresco, D.M. (2011). Examination of the Factor Structure of the Langer Mindfulness/Mindlessness Scale. Assessment. 18(1), 11-26.


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