AboutSamantha Anders, PhD, LP is a psychologist licensed in the state of Minnesota.
Education & Training
I received my BA in psychology from Carleton College. I completed a PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Minnesota, in its top-ranked, American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited doctoral program. During my capstone clinical training year, I completed an internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM. I then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.
I strive to have a high level of competence in my work as a practitioner. To that end, I have received specialized training in many therapeutic practices: career counseling and assessment; cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia; dialectical behavior therapy; prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapies for PTSD; tobacco cessation; and cognitive behavior therapy. I have an on-going interest in mindfulness and mind-body interventions and frequently use these techniques in my practice. I have received advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia at the University of Pennsylvania. I was a counselor and the coordinator at the Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic at the University of Minnesota during graduate school, and I currently co-direct the clinic. I enjoy helping people find careers that they are passionate about. I worked for 5 years as a Senior Clinical Psychologist treating insomnia and other sleep disorders with behavioral interventions at Hennepin Healthcare’s Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorder Center.
Additional professional activities
I work as a consulting psychologist for psychological research projects, conducting clinical interviews, reviewing and evaluating research articles, and revising original manuscripts for publication.
I am adjunct faculty member in the University of Minnesota’s Psychology Department and love doing seminars, workshops and lectures for professionals, businesses, educational centers, and community organizations.
Media Appearances & Lectures
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia: Practical Applications For Non-Specialists, Minnesota Psychological Association – March 2019, invited reprise in November 2020. Created and ran a 3 hour workshop and presentation for psychologists and mental health professionals on using CBT-I principles to help improve patient sleep.
Radio Interview –Mindbodyradio.com – December 2019 hyperlink to interview once available
Radio Interview – Health Matters, WCCO – November 2016 hyperlink - http://myhealthymatters.org/tag/insomnia/
TV Interview – The Mary Hanson Show – TPT – March 2019 – hyperlink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG1BJtVp5sI