UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill
Education and Training:
B.S., Chemistry, Syracuse University
M.S., Biomedical Science, University at Albany, State University of New York
M.A., Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York
Catherine A. Forneris, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Her undergraduate degree is from Syracuse University and she earned graduate degrees in Biomedical Science and Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. As a psychologist, she is a board member of the North Carolina Psychological Association, chair of the Continuing Education Committee, and a member of the Legislative Committee. She has co-authored several research articles and been the lead author on several paper presentations on trauma, PTSD, depression, health care utilization, and women’s health. The primary focus of her current clinical work is cognitive behavioral therapy with adults, including those with personality disorders. She is also a medical co-director of the UNC Hospitals Beacon Child and Family program which provides a variety of services to employees and patients of all ages and their families who are victims of interpersonal violence. She is a Parenting Coordinator and is a board member of the Center for Cooperative Parenting.