Christopher Coburn

Fox Chapel and Monroeville offices

EDUCATION

P. Christopher Coburn, PhD received his undergraduate degree from Butler University in Indianapolis. He received a dual Ph.D from the University of Pittsburgh in Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology. He did his internship in Clinical Psychology at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh. He did postdoctoral training in neuropsychology with Graham Ratcliffe, D. Phil at Harmarville Rehabilitation Center.

CREDENTIALS/PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Coburn began his career as a staff psychologist at Staunton Clinic in Sewickley Valley Hospital and became Director of Psychological Services. After seven years he left Staunton Clinic to join Drs. Greenwald and Kornblith in private practice as Allegheny Mental Health Associates. He is trained in neuropsychology, which has become a subspecialty. He has been involved as an expert therapist in several major clinical research studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh researching the treatment of chronic depression and traumatic grief. Dr. Coburn has extensive experience in the evaluation of dementia and in the treatment of patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. He is a certified cognitive therapist and is experienced in treating a variety of disorders using this approach. Dr. Coburn is on the staff of UPMC/ St. Margaret's Hospital and has consultative relationships with several companies and organizations.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Dr. Coburn is certified in cognitive therapy and its application to a variety of problems, including depression and anxiety, He has postdoctoral training and experience in neuropsychology and he has been trained in Transactional Analysis and treatment of traumatic grief. In addition to treatment of the clinical problems mentioned above, Dr. Coburn has a particular interest in psychological evaluation, neuropsychological evaluation and consultation. He provides services for clients from school age through seniors.

MOST IMPORTANT CAREER MOMENT

Development of a successful multidisciplinary mental health practice with an emphasis on collegiality and ongoing training and supervision. Successful application of psychological testing to a variety of questions of clinical significance with the outcome of providing helpful information to colleague thus facilitating effective treatment of their clients.

THINGS YOU WOULD FIND ME DOING ON THE WEEKENDS

Spending time with family or friends, cycling, hiking, playing guitar, listening to music or reading.