Education

Psy.D., University of Denver, School of Professional Psychology

A.B., Psychology (with Honors), Bryn Mawr College

Internship, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia

Intensive Training Institute sponsored by the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts (C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D, Michael A Jenike, MD, Deborah C. Besides, Ph.D., Fred Penzel, Ph.D., Samuel M. Turner, Ph.D.)


Licenses

Licensed to practice psychology in Pennsylvania and New Jersey


Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
    • Society for the Psychology of Women
    • Psychologists in Independent Practice
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
    • Special Interest Group on Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Continuing Education

My continuing education activities over the past decade include:

  • Making Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD Work, David Tolin, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Behavioral Activation With Depressed Clients: Principles, Protocols, Practice, Christopher Martell, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Working With Parents of Anxious Children: A Process-Oriented Approach, Christopher McCurry, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Keynote Lecture: Why Do People Harm Themselves? Recent Advances in the Understanding and Prediction of Suicidal Behavior, Matthew Nock, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • What To Do Now? Poor Treatment Response in Anxious and Depressed Young Adults: The Case of Madeline, Jon Hershfield, MA; Jamie Micco, PhD; H. Blair Simpson, MD, PhD; Aude Henin, PhD; Jason Elias, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Anxiety and Bipolar Disorders: Sequential and Concurrent Comorbidity, Rudolf Uher, MD, PhD; Peter Roy-Byrne, MD; Nader Perroud, MD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Exposures Uncut: Challenges Faced When Conducting Exposures With Children and Adolescents, Elizabeth Penela, PhD, Emily Bilek, PhD, Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD, Jamie Micco, PhD, Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT, Martin Franklin, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Anxiety in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period, Renee DeBoard-Lucas, PhD; Johanna Kaplan, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Does Psychotherapy Have a Future?, Andrea Peterson; Myrna Weissman, PhD; Pim Cuijpers, PhD; Philip Wang, MD, DrPH, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Advances in Intensive Cognitive--Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Youth, Jamie Micco, PhD, Eric Storch, PhD, Jennifer Park, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Failure to Launch: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Transition in Early Adulthood, Johanna Kaplan, PhD; Rachel Singer, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Further Delving Into the Distinctions Between Fears of Positive and Negative Evaluation: Theoretical, Empirical, and Clinical Implications for Social Anxiety, Richard Heimberg, PhD; Bethany Neczypor, MS, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Parent-Based Treatment for Childhood Anxiety Disorders and OCD, Eli Lebowitz, PhD, Anxiety and Depression Conference 2016, Philadelphia, PA

  • Clinical Strategies Within Empirically Supported Treatment for Anxiety in Youth, Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP, Foundations Community Partnership, Doylestown, PA

  • Mandated Reporting: Knowing Your Role in the Protection of Children, Mandy Mundy, PCAR, Foundations, Doylestown, PA    

  • Identification and Treatment of Childhood Anxiety Disorders, Kelly Drake, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Helping Children Overcome Anxiety, OCD and General Worry, Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • DSM-5 in Plain English, Kenneth Carter, Ph.D., Cross Country Education, Edison, NJ

  • Hot Topics in Ethics and Risk Management in Psychological Practice, Eric Harris, EdD, JD, New Jersey Psychological Association, West Orange, NJ

  • Evaluating and Effectively Treating Learning and Behavioral Disorders, Ken Shuster, Psy.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • The Habits of Happy People, Brian E. King, Ph.D., IBP, Princeton, NJ

  • Ethical Principles in the Practices of the Mental Health Professional in New Jersey, Allan M. Tepper, JD, PsyD, MEDS-PDN, Princeton, NJ   

  • The Psychological Road of Adolescence: The Indispensable Impact of Peers—Pro and Con, Vivian Seltzer, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Mindfulness for Youth: Tools for Clinical Practice and Education, Diane Reibel, Ph.D., and Patricia Broderick, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Critical Thinking about Teasing and Bullying: Implications for Mental Health Care and School Policies, Richard Gallagher, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Isses Related to Record Keeping, Allan Tepper, JD, Psy.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Assessment of Clinically Complex Pediatric Psychiatry Patients: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Disorder, and Co-Occurring Conditions, Matt W. Specht, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Approaches for Reducing Defiant Behaviors in Children and Teens, Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • ERP: Where, When, Why, How, C. Alec Pollard, Jon Grayson, Bradley Riemann, Jonathan Abramowitz, Patrick McGrath, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 32nd Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

  • CBT for Hard to Treat OCD in Children and Adolescents, Aureen Wagner, Ph.D., The Anxiety Wellness Center, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 32nd Annual Conference, Arlington, VA 

  • Complicated Grief, Anxiety Disorders, and Suicidality, Natalia Skritskaya, Ph.D., Columbia University, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 32nd Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

  • Resilience in OEF/OIF Veterans Participating in a Ten-Week Psychoeducational Workshop, Matig Mavissakalian, MD, Case Western Reserve University, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 32nd Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

  • The Anxious Brain, Joseph LeDoux, New York University, ,Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 32nd Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

  • Simple But Not Easy: Problem Solving with Anxious Children and Their Families, Katharina Manassis, MD, FRCPC, Hospital for Sick Children, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 32nd Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

  • Intensive Treatment for Intractable OCD: What, When, Where, Who, How?, Eda Gorbis, PhD, Westwood Institute of Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 32nd Annual Conference, Arlington, VA

  • Assessment and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Trauma: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach, Adam Brown, Psy.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Depression, Suicide and Related Mood Disorders in Adolescents, Matthew B Wintersteen, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Latest Treatments of Bipolar Disorder, Claudia Baldassano, MD, Foundations, Doylestown, PA 

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Movement: It’s More Than Just Tics, Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D., Neurobehavioral Institute, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Understanding and Enhancing Self-Compassion and Values in OCD Treatment: How to Help Both Clients and Caregivers, Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., University of Houston-Clear Lake, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Recent Advances in the Assessment of Child and Adult Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, University of North Carolina, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Management of Treatment-Resistant OCD and Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adults, Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Helping Children Beat the OCD Monster!  Making ERP “Fun” By Integrating Games Into Treatment, Jenny Yip, Psy.D. Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Do You Really Want to Stop Worrying?, Ricks Warren, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA 

  • CBT for Hard-to-Treat OCD in Children and Adolescents, Aureen Wagner, Ph.D., The Anxiety Wellness Center, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD Is Acceptance: Toward a Reconciliation Between CBT and ACT, Jonathan Grayson, Ph.D., Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • The Art of Persuasion: Changing the Mind on OCD, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • The Relaxation Revolution, Herbert Benson, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Disseminating Evidence-Based Treatments Within Systems and Across Countries: Lessons Learned From Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Edna Foa, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, Treating Children with Tics, Trichotillomania, and Tourette Syndrome, Martin Franklin, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 31st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • Ethical and Legal Issues with Children and Adolescents in Schools and Clinical Settings, Linda K. Knauss, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Autism: Untangling Complex Causes, Craig J. Newschaffer, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Principles of Problem-Solving Therapy to Treat Depression, Arthur Nezu, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Anxiety Disorders in Children, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Baltimore, MD

  • Teach Your Parents Well: Adolescent Development in a Dysfunctional World, Elio Frattaroli, MD, Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Ethical and Boundary Issues as Illustrated by Episodes of “In Treatment,” Robert Gordon, Ph.D. and Alan Tjelveit, Ph.D., The Institute for Advanced Psychological Training, Allentown, PA

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Multi-Problem Suicidal Adolescents, Jennifer L. Hartstein, Psy.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Mood Disorders in Youth, Elizabeth A. Kastelic, MD, Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Strategies for Anxious Children: Shrinking Worries, Drawing on Strengths, Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • 15th Annual Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Conference, Boston, MA

    • CBT for Hard to Treat OCD Symptoms in Children and Adolescents by Aureen Wagner, Ph.D.

    • Biological Options for Managing Treatment Resistant OCD & Spectrum Conditions by Michael Jenike, MD

    • Avoiding the “Whack-A-Mole” Treatment of Complex and Co-Morbid OCD: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment, Planning by Jonathan Grayson, Ph.D., et al

    • CBT for Pediatric OCD: An Examination of Medication Non-Responders by Eric Storch, Ph.D.

    • If at First You Don’t Succeed: Problems Implementing Behavioral Treatments for OCD by Gerald Tarlow, Ph.D.

    • Treating Intrus ive Sexual Obsessions in Patients with and without a History of Sexual Trauma by Lisa Wuyuk, Ph.D., and Throstur Bjorgvinsson, Ph.D.

  • Gender Responsive Treatment Strategies—Boys to Men: Enhancing Emotional Awareness and Nurturing Skills in Strength Based Treatment, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child; Effective Interventions for Defiant Behavior in Children and Adolescents, Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Children, Families and Trauma: Issues and Interventions, Kathleen Mulrooney, MA, LPC, Foundations, Doylestown, PA

  • Self-Healing Practices of Yoga and Meditation, Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT, PESI, Cherry Hill, NJ

  • Ethics Update, Human Services Center of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, Alex Siegel, Ph.D., JD

  • Obesity and Compulsive Eating, Jonathan Robison, Ph.D., PESI, Trenton, NJ

  • The Addicted Brain, Michael Howard, Ph.D., INR, Princeton, NJ                                                 

  • Fighting Fat After 30, Carol Smith, Ph.D., INR, Princeton, NJ