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Sanno Zack

Clinical Professor
Palo Alto University
United States of America


Dr. Sanno Zack is Assistant Clinical Director of the Outpatient Clinic at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She is the Clinical Director of the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program at Stanford University Medical Center. Since 2011, she has directed the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center. She is currently an Adjunct Clinical Professor for the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Dr. Zack completed a fellowship at Stanford after earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and wrote her dissertation on the course of alliance across two manualized treatments, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal/Emotional Processing Therapy (IEP) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Her current research focuses on treatment approaches for children and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders.

Research Interest

Emotion regulation, psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), personality development, mindfulness, adolescents, trauma


  • Zack SE, Saekow J, Radke A (2012) Treating adolescent depression with psychotherapy: The Three T's. Psychiatr Times 29: 36-38.

  • Zack S, Castonguay L, Boswell J (2007) Youth working alliance: A core clinical construct in need of empirical maturity. Harv Rev Psychiatry 15: 278-288.

  • Castonguay LG, Boswell JF, Zack SE, Baker S, Boutselis MA, et al. (2010) Helpful and hindering events in psychotherapy: A practice research network study. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training 47: 327-344.

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