Dr. Chapman, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Louisville native, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Centre College in Danville, Ky. He earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville. Dr. Chapman is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and teens and has over thirty publications in scientific journals and books, in addition to being a regular writer for popular Psychology blogs (i.e., Psych Central).
Dr. Chapman specializes in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders such as panic disorder (panic attacks), social anxiety, worry, and phobias. He also specializes in the treatment of OCD using Exposure Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) and the treatment of PTSD using Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). Dr. Chapman is considered to be a “Master Clinician” in incorporating cultural variables into effective, time-limited CBT and is an invited Master Clinician to present such work at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), for which he is the Chair of the Facilitated Consultation Committee.
Dr. Chapman is also a Sports Performance Consultant in which he works with athletes to improve sports performance, mental toughness, the development of mental strategies to improve sports performance. Dr. Chapman regularly works with athletes from all levels including professionals, Olympians, club athletes, and high school athletes. Dr. Chapman previously served as a Psychologist on the University of Louisville Sports Performance Team for 8 years.
Dr. Chapman has appeared on Nickelodeon, The Charla Young Show, KET, and several other national and local radio shows and podcasts. Dr. Chapman has served on the full time faculty at the University of Louisville in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) and the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP).