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Title : Dr.
First Name : REED
Last Name : MAXWELL
University/Institution : Weill Cornell Medicine
Phone # : 9133877987
Email ID : rim2016@med.cornell.edu
City : New York
Country : United States
State : New york
Zipcode : 10065
Department : Psychiatry
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Area of Research
personality disorders; borderline personality disorder; psychopathy; emotion; empathy; hypnotic susceptibility; dissociation
Area of Expertise
personality disorders; borderline personality disorder; psychopathy
Brief Description of Research Interest :
Clinical psychologist with research and clinical interests in personality disorders, psychopathy, emotion, and empathy. Freelance statistical consultant assisting startups and students with research design, data management, analysis, and interpretation. 

At Weill Cornell Medicine (2017-Present): 
Coordinate 18-month clinical trial examining outcomes of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) for women with borderline personality disorder. Assess referrals for personality psychopathology using structured and semi-structured interviews and self-report measures. Collect longitudinal data (e.g., fMRI data; neuropsychological testing; self-report measures; semi-structured interviews) at 3-month intervals; organize, score, and clean data. Manage research finances (e.g., therapist billing; participant payments). Interface with IRB and other administrators. Analyze data; contribute to manuscripts. Obtain advanced statistical training (e.g., eCornell certification: "Data Analytics 360"). Obtain clinical training and supervision in TFP. Maintain individual caseload extraneous to study; treat patients using assorted psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Representative Publications :

Lynn, S.J., Maxwell,R., Green, J.P. (2017). The hypnotic induction in the broad scheme ofhypnosis: A sociocognitive perspective. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 59, 363-384. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2016.1233093.


Lynn, S.J., Green, J.P., Elinoff, V., Baltman, J.,& Maxwell, R. (2016). Whenworlds combine: Hypnosis, mindfulness, and acceptance in psychotherapy andsmoking cessation. In A. Raz, & M. Lifshitz (Eds.), Hypnosis and meditation: Toward an integrative science of consciousplanes. New York: Oxford University Press.


Lynn, S.J., Lilienfeld, S.O., Merckelbach, H., Maxwell, R., Baltman, J., &Giesbrecht, T. (2015). Dissociative disorders. In J. Maddux, & B. Winstead(Eds.). Psychopathology: Foundations fora contemporary understanding 4th Ed. London: Routledge.


Maxwell, R., Lynn, S.J., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2017). Failures toimagine: Decreases in mental imagery predict increases in psychopathy anddifficulties in emotion regulation. Imagination,Cognition and Personality: Consciousness in Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice,36, 270-230. doi: 10.1177/0276236616679963.


Maxwell, R., Lynn, S.J., & Strauss, G.P. (in press). Traitemotion regulation predicts individual differences in momentary emotions andexperience. Imagination, Cognition andPersonality: Consciousness in Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice.


Maxwell, R., & Lynn, S.J. (2018).Dissociative disorders: Treatment and evaluation. In D. David, S.J. Lynn, &G. Montgomery (Eds.). Evidence-basedpsychotherapy: The state of the science and practice. New York:Wiley-Blackwell.


Maxwell, R., Lynn, S.J., & Condon,L. (2015). Hypnosis, hypnotic suggestibility, memory, and involvement in films.Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 170-184.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2014.11.013.


Lynn, S. J., Maxwell,R., Malaktaris, A., Cleere, C., Lemons, P., Baltman, J., & Condon, L.(2014). Dissociative Disorders. OxfordBibliographies Online: Psychology. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199828340-0164.


Maxwell, R., & Lynn, S.J. (2014). Exercise: A path to physicaland psychological well-being. In

S.J.  Lynn, W.T. O’Donohue, &S.O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Health,happiness, and well-being: Better living through psychological science (pp.223-248). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.


Lynn, S. J., Malaktaris, A., Condon, L., Maxwell, R., & Cleere, C. (2012).Cognitive hypnotherapy, mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches, andposttraumatic conditions. AmericanJournal of Clinical Hypnosis, 54,311-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2011.645913.


Lynn, S. J., Malaktaris, A., Maxwell, R., van der Kloet, D. (2012).Do hypnosis and mindfulness practices inhabit a common domain? Implications forResearch, Clinical Practice, and Forensic Science. Journal of Mind-Body Regulation, 2, 12-26.




Maxwell, R. (2018). Androcles’ lions:Borderline personality is a pain disorder. Psychologyof Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Manuscript submitted forpublication.


Lynn, S.J., Maxwell,R., Merckelbach, H., Lilienfeld, S.O., & van Heugten-van der Kloet, D.(2018). Meta-consciousness, self-regulation, hyperassociativity, and set shiftsin dissociation. Towards a possible rapprochement of competing models. Psychological Bulletin. Manuscriptsubmitted for publication.


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