Cara Fuchs, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Cara Fuchs
85 East Newton Street


Dr. Fuchs received her B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University in 2000, her MPH in Epidemiology from Boston University in 2005, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2011. She served as a Psychology Resident, Adult Track, at the University of Washington School of Medicine (2010-2011), as an APA Clinical Fellow in Primary Care Behavioral Health at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford (2011-2012) and as a Research Fellow in Integrated Primary Care at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She was appointed as Instructor in Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2015, was appointed as Assistant Professor in 2015. She has been employed as an Associate Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2015 and appointed as Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School since 2016.


  • University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Tufts University Fletcher School, BA


  • Published on 12/10/2021

    Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Godfrey L, Elwy AR. Redesign of a brief PTSD treatment in safety net integrated primary care: Supporting implementation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Jan-Feb; 74:94-101. PMID: 34924217.

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  • Published on 10/18/2021

    Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Carlson M, Elwy AR. Leveraging multistakeholder engagement to develop an implementation blueprint for a brief trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Sep; 14(6):914-923. PMID: 34661421.

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  • Published on 12/1/2016

    Fuchs CH, Haradhvala N, Evans DR, Nash JM, Weisberg RB, Uebelacker LA. Implementation of an acceptance- and mindfulness-based group for depression and anxiety in primary care: Initial outcomes. Fam Syst Health. 2016 Dec; 34(4):386-395. PMID: 27977290.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Fuchs, C., West, L. M., Graham, J. R., Sullivan Kalill, K., Morgan, L. P. K., Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Orsillo, S. M, & Roemer, L. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Reactions to an Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for GAD: Giving voice to the experiences of clients from marginalized backgrounds. Elsevier. Amsterdam. 2016; 23(4):473-484.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Beard, C., Fuchs, C., Asnaani, A., Schulson, M., Schofield, C. A., Clerkin, E. M., & Weisberg, R. B. Cognitive Therapy and Research. A Pilot Open Trial of Cognitive Bias Modification for Panic Disorder. Springer Publishing. New York. 2016; 40(6):792-798.

  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Fuchs, C. & Weisberg, R. Anxiety Disorders: Translational Perspectives on Diagnosis and Treatment (K. J. Ressler, D. S. Pine, & B. O, Rothbaum, Eds.). Detection and treatment of anxiety disorders in primary care settings. Oxford University Press. New York. 2015.

  • Published on 12/8/2014

    Fuchs CH, Haradhvala N, Hubley S, Nash JM, Keller MB, Ashley D, Weisberg RB, Uebelacker LA. Physician actions following a positive PHQ-2: implications for the implementation of depression screening in family medicine practice. Fam Syst Health. 2015 Mar; 33(1):18-27. PMID: 25485822.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Roemer, L., Fuchs, C., & Orsillo, S. M. Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Base and Applications (R. Baer, ed.). Incorporating mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies in the behavioral treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Academic Press. New York. 2014.

  • Published on 2/1/2013

    Fuchs C, Lee JK, Roemer L, Orsillo SM. Using Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Treatments With Clients From Nondominant Cultural and/or Marginalized Backgrounds: Clinical Considerations, Meta-Analysis Findings, and Introduction to the Special Series. Cogn Behav Pract. 2013 Feb; 20(1):1-12. PMID: 26294894.

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  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Lee J., Fuchs C., Roemer, L., & Orsillo, S.M. Mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral therapies in practice (L. Roemer & S. M. Orsillo, eds.). Cultural considerations in acceptance-based behavioral therapies. Guilford. New York. 2009.

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