Dr. Coreil is has over 15 years worth of experience treating anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Coreil founded Better Living Center for Behavioral Health a Dallas behavioral health clinic providing day treatment, intensive outpatient, and individual therapy to individuals with anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Coreil formerly served as a clinician for an Adult OCD Intensive Outpatient program and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs at Rogers Memorial Hospital. She is a former President of the Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is the current President of the Texas Chapter for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. She has numerous publications and regularly gives talks on exposure therapy, improving treatment in mental health, and Clinical Behavior Analysis.
- Panic Disorder
- Measurement & Treatment Outcomes
- Clinical Behavior Analysis
- Mechanisms of effective treatment
Education & Training
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Wichita State University
- Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology
- Master’s in Clinical Psychology, University of Houston – Clear Lake
- Bachelor’s in Psychology and Anthropology, University of Houston
Licenses & Certifications:
- Licensed Psychologist – Texas
Selected Speaking Engagements (see curriculum vita for full listing):
Coreil, A. J., Rothfelder, K., & Coyne, L. (2022; July) Functional Analysis in Process: Using process- based principles to support effective OCD treatment. Panel presented at the annual International OCD Foundation Conference, Denver, CO.
Sandoz, E., Coreil (Cathey), A., Canon, L. (2022, June) Panel chaired by May, M. Clinical Behavior Analysis: Conceptualizing and intervening upon ‘psychopathology’ from a behavior analytic perspective. Panel presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Boston, MA.
Sisti, M., Hayes, S., Tsai, M., LeJeune, J., & Cathey, A. (2020, July). Where is the Interpersonal in ACT? Panel discussant at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, New Orleans, LA (Online).
Thompson, B., O’Connor, K., Radomsky, A., Cathey, A. J., & Schoendorff, B. (2018, July). What’s ahead in obsessive-compulsive disorders: Theoretical and clinical developments. Panel discussant at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science International, Quebec, CA.
Schoendorff, B., Reyes, M. A., Cathey, A. J., & Gillanders, D. (2017, June). Refining treatment, methodology, and therapeutic training: What RFT level analysis of ACT, FAP, and DBT suggest. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Seville, Spain.
Cathey, A. J., Holman, G., Villatte, M., Zettle, R., Canare, D., & Swails, J. (2016, June). Adapting research to the clinical environment: Computer-aided Verbal BehaviorAnalysis (CAVBA). Presented at the Research-based Practice SIG meeting at the annual conference of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science. Seattle, WA.
Cathey, A. J., Vilardaga, R., & Zettle, R. D. (2016, June). Using ecological momentary assessment to examine impact of self-regulation choice on affect. In J. Rizo (Chair) Ecological momentary assessments (EMA) to measure ACT processes and behavioral health across populations. A symposium to be presented at the annual conference of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science. Seattle, WA.
Cathey, A. J., Parra Brownrigg, J., Coenen, E., Young, G., & Wetterneck, C.T. (2015, April). Third wave enhanced treatment of severe/complex PTSD. Session presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences conference, Chicago, IL.
Cathey, A. J. (2013, October). Recognizing and treating anxiety disorders in older adults. Talk presented at the monthly Aging Coalition meeting, Shawnee, KS.
Zettle, R. D. & Cathey, A. J. (2013, March). Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Workshop presented at Wellington Mental Health Center, Wellington, KS.
Cathey, A. J. (2012, December). Misconceptions about exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. Talk presented at the monthly meeting of the Wichita Area Psychologists’ Association, Wichita, KS.
Swanson, L. (2012, October 10). Klose up: OCD Awareness Week [Television broadcast]. Wichita, KS: Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc. Invited news presentation.
Wetterneck, C. T., Smith, A. H., Hart, J. M, & Cathey, A. J. (2011, November). The role of obsessional beliefs and appraisal of emotion in sexually intrusive thoughts. In J. Huppert (Chair) Understanding and treating religious and sexual obsessions. A symposium to be presented at the annual Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies conference. Toronto, Canada.
Selected Publications (see curriculum vitae for complete listing):
Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group (2022). Beyond Checking: A behavior-analytic conceptualization of privilege as a manipulatable aspect context. Behavior and Social Issues.
Berkout, O., Cathey, A. J., Berkout, D. V. (2020) Inflexitext: A program assessing psychological flexibility in unstructured data. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 18, 92-98.
Berkout, O., Cathey, A. J., Kellum, K. (2019). Scaling-up assessment from a Contextual Behavioral Science perspective: Potential uses of technology for analysis of unstructured data. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 216-224.
Cathey, A. J. & Zettle, R. D. (2016). The development of novel interoceptive exposure methods for inducing derealization and depersonalization symptoms. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30 (4), 223-234.
Cathey, A. J., Norwood, W. D., Short, M. B. (2014). Social pain and social anxiety: Examining the experiences of ethnic, sexual, and dual minority groups. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Health, 18, 247-265.
Wetterneck, C. T., Burgess, A. J., Short, M. B., Smith, A. H., & Cervantes, M. E. (2012). The role of sexual compulsivity, impulsivity, and experiential avoidance in Internet pornography use. The Psychological Record, 62, 3-18.
Wetterneck, C. T., Smith, A. H., Hart, J. M., Burgess, A. J. (2011). Distress from sexual thoughts: Do religiousity, emotions, and thought appraisal matter? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 189-202.