Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology

Faculty Advisor: Joanna Arch


  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Psychology), 2011
  • MA, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013
  • PhD, expected 2017

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding and treating anxiety disorders, with a particular interest in mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral interventions. I am especially interested in understanding how to effectively engage people in treatment and how to increase utilization of evidence-based treatments for anxiety in the community. Much of my research has focused on social anxiety disorder, however I am interested in the anxiety disorders broadly. 

Publications and Presentations

Arch, J.J.*, Landy, L.L.*, and Brown, K.W. (2016). Predictors and moderators of biopsychological social stress responses following brief self-compassion meditation training. Psychoneuroendocrinology (in press).
*Denotes shared first authorship
Landy, L.N.*, Bluett, E.*, Twohig, M. and Arch, J.J.  (2016). Does The Theoretical Perspective of Exposure Framing Matter? Acceptance, Fear Reduction/Cognitive Reappraisal, and Values-Framing of Exposure for Social Anxiety. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy (in press).
*Denotes shared first authorship
Arch, J.J., Twohig, M., Deacon, B., Landy, L.N. & Bluett, E.  (2015). The credibility of exposure therapy: Does the theoretical rationale matter?  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 72, 81-92.

Landy, L.N., Ashar, Y.A., Schneider, R., Koban, L., Arch, J.J. (2015). Brief Self-Compassion Intervention Aids Recovery From Performance Task in Adults with Social Anxiety Disorder. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Landy, L.N., Schneider, R., & Arch, J.J. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders: A concise review. Current Opinion in Psychology, 2, 70-74.

Arch, J.J., Brown, K.W., Dean, D.J., Landy, L.N., Brown, K.D., & Laudenslager, M.L. (2014). Self-compassion training modulates alpha-amylase, heart rate variability, and subjective responses to social evaluative threat in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 42, 49-58.

Landy, L.N., Arch, J.J. Bluett, E., and Twohig, M. (2014). Does the Theoretical Perspective of Exposure Framing Matter? ACT, CBT, and Values-Framing of Exposure for Social Anxiety Disorder. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Abramowitz, J. & Landy, L.N.Treatment of Comorbid Depression (2013). In Storch, E. & McKay, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders.

Arch, J. J. & Landy, L.N. (2013). Mindfulness and emotional benefits.  In K.W. Brown, J.D. Creswell & R.M. Ryan, (Eds.), Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory and Research.  Guilford Press. 

Arch, J.J., Landy, L.N. & Craske, M.G. (2013). Panic disorder. In W.E. Craighead, D.J. Miklowitz, & L.W. Craighead (Eds.), Psychopathology: history, diagnosis, and empirical foundations. New York: Wiley.

Bluett, E.J.*, Landy,L.N.*, Twohig, M. and Arch, J. Does Exposure Framing Matter? Comparing Models of Exposure in a Brief Intervention for Social Anxiety (2013) in M. Twohig (Chair), Research in a Contextual Behavioral Science Lab. Symposium presented at the Rocky Mountain Regional Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Conference, Golden, CO.
*Denotes shared first authorship and co-presentation.

Bluett, E., Landy, L.N., Twohig, M. and Arch, J. (2013). Brief traditional cognitive-behavior therapy vs. acceptance based behavior therapy for public speaking anxiety: Differential effects on performance and neurophysiology. In J. Arch (Chair), ACT and CBT for anxiety: Comparing process and outcome within brief interventions. Symposium presented at the 47th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Landy, L.N. & Arch, J.J. (2012). A healthier way of relating to oneself in the face of social threat: The effects of brief training in self-compassion meditation. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Landy, L.N. & Abramowitz, J.  (2011) Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Comorbid OCD and Major Depressive Disorder.  Poster presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, New Orleans, LA.