Delia L. Lang, Ph.D.

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Delia L. Lang, Ph.D. received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University, California. She also holds two master degrees in Experimental Psychology and Biostatistics. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Portland VA Medical Center, Oregon. After graduate training, Dr. Lang received the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award in STI/HIV Prevention. Upon completing her postdoctoral research training at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, she joined the faculty as Research Assistant Professor. Over the past decade, Dr. Lang’s research in STI/HIV prevention has taken her to numerous international settings including the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Kenya and South Africa. Dr. Lang also completed a clinical postdoctoral training program in collaboration with Virtually Better, Inc. and has been associated with the clinic since 2003. In her current capacity as Research Associate Professor at Emory University, Dr. Lang continues to teach, conduct research and publish in the areas of virtual reality exposure, trauma and health promotion with a focus on understanding factors that adversely impact sexual health such as partner violence and other relationship power dynamics. Dr. Lang’s clinical expertise focuses on utilizing evidence-based approaches in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, trauma, grief and loss, health issues and stages of life change including relationships, career, faith and/or cross-cultural transitions. For the past 10 years, Dr. Lang has specialized in the treatment of various phobias (e.g. flying, public speaking, heights, driving, emetophobia, agoraphobia) using virtual reality exposure as well as imaginal and in vivo exposure as needed. Dr. Lang’s goal in therapy is to develop a collaborative, therapeutic relationship that offers individuals a safe space to uncover and adapt their existing strengths as well as learn and adopt new coping strategies toward achieving positive and lasting change.