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Dr. Greg Kolden is the Director of Psychology Training and practices psychology at UW Health in Madison. Dr. Kolden earned his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and completed internship training at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Kolden is interested in evidence-based care for mood disorders and anxiety, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Kolden is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and is licensed by the State of Wisconsin.



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Education Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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PubMed Articles
Russell DC Smith TL Krahn DD Graskamp P Singh D Kolden GG Sigmund H Zhang Z Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management on Negative Mood and Cardiac Autonomic Activity in ICD Recipients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol . 2015 Aug;38(8):951-65
[PubMed ID: 26010524]
Heller AS Johnstone T Peterson MJ Kolden GG Kalin NH Davidson RJ Increased prefrontal cortex activity during negative emotion regulation as a predictor of depression symptom severity trajectory over 6 months. JAMA Psychiatry . 2013 Nov;70(11):1181-9
[PubMed ID: 24173657]
Heller AS Johnstone T Light SN Peterson MJ Kolden GG Kalin NH Davidson RJ Relationships between changes in sustained fronto-striatal connectivity and positive affect in major depression resulting from antidepressant treatment. Am J Psychiatry . 2013 Feb;170(2):197-206
[PubMed ID: 23223803]
Light SN Heller AS Johnstone T Kolden GG Peterson MJ Kalin NH Davidson RJ Reduced right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex activity while inhibiting positive affect is associated with improvement in hedonic capacity after 8 weeks of antidepressant treatment in major depressive disorder. Biol Psychiatry . 2011 Nov 15;70(10):962-8
[PubMed ID: 21867991]
Kolden GG Klein MH Wang CC Austin SB Congruence/genuineness. Psychotherapy (Chic) . 2011 Mar;48(1):65-71
[PubMed ID: 21401276]
Heller AS Johnstone T Shackman AJ Light SN Peterson MJ Kolden GG Kalin NH Davidson RJ Reduced capacity to sustain positive emotion in major depression reflects diminished maintenance of fronto-striatal brain activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A . 2009 Dec 29;106(52):22445-50
[PubMed ID: 20080793]
Strauman TJ Vieth AZ Merrill KA Kolden GG Woods TE Klein MH Papadakis AA Schneider KL Kwapil L Self-system therapy as an intervention for self-regulatory dysfunction in depression: a randomized comparison with cognitive therapy. J Consult Clin Psychol . 2006 Apr;74(2):367-376
[PubMed ID: 16649881]
Kolden GG Chisholm-Stockard SM Strauman TJ Tierney SC Mullen EA Schneider KL Universal session-level change processes in an early session of psychotherapy: path models. J Consult Clin Psychol . 2006 Apr;74(2):327-36
[PubMed ID: 16649877]
Kolden GG Klein MH Strauman TJ Chisholm-Stockard S Heerey E Schneider KL Smith TL Early psychotherapy process and cluster B and C personality pathology: similarities and differences in interactions with symptomatic and interpersonal distress. Psychother Res . 2005 Jul;15(3):165-77
[PubMed ID: 22011147]
Kolden GG Strauman TJ Ward A Kuta J Woods TE Schneider KL Heerey E Sanborn L Burt C Millbrandt L Kalin NH Stewart JA Mullen B A pilot study of group exercise training (GET) for women with primary breast cancer: feasibility and health benefits. Psychooncology . 2002 Sep-Oct;11(5):447-56
[PubMed ID: 12228878]