After received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1983, Dr. Telch completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine and cardiovascular epidemiology in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Disease at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Telch joined the Clinical Psychology faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and founding director of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, and former Director of UT’s Clinical Psychology Training Program. Professor Telch is internationally recognized for his scientific research on the nature of PTSD, panic, phobias, and other anxiety-related disorders. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Association for the Advancement of Psychology and was awarded the prestigious Revez Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. He has served as a scientific advisor to the National Institute of Mental Health’s Anxiety Disorders Education Program and the National Institute of Mental Health’s Panic Disorder Program.
His published work which includes over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters is widely cited and has tackled a broad range of questions related to the nature of pathological fear across the full spectrum of anxiety and trauma-related disorders. He is also a successful practicing clinician specializing in evidence-based emotional disorders and many of his doctoral trainees have gone on to make significant contributions to the field of clinical psychology.