Nina is currently a predoctoral intern at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic. She is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Yale University, working with Dr. Alan E. Kazdin. She earned an M.S. and M.Phil. in clinical psychology from Yale. Prior to graduate school, Nina spent two years as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health working with youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Nina graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a B.S. in Human Development. She is interested in using novel methods to improve therapeutic relationships and disseminate effective treatments.
Cara Settipani, M.A.
Cara is a doctoral candidate currently currently in internship in Chicago. She received her B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University, and her M.A. in psychology from Temple University. Cara’s current research interests include the relationship between parenting behaviors and cognitive and affective processes associated with anxiety in youth, as well as implications for cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders.
Chiaying Wei, M.A.
Chiaying is currently in her 5th year of graduate studies. She received her B.S. in Agricultural Economics and B.A. in Literatures from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan as well as her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior tobeginning the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Temple, Chiaying also spent two years in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute working on research related to treatment in pediatric mood and anxiety disorders. Chiaying’s current research interests include the role of parenting in pediatric mood and anxiety disorders and the augmentation of treatment resistant anxiety disorders in adolescents. She is also interested in topics relevant to improving dissemination and implementation of evidence based treatments, particularly technology assisted treatment as well as cultural influences on treatment dissemination and implementation.
Jeremy Peterman, M.A.
Jeremy is currently a fourth year graduate student in the clinical program. He received his B.A. from Boston University in 2009, as well as his M.A. in psychology from Boston University in 2010. Jeremy’s current research interest involves the relation between youth anxiety disorders and sleep problems. Specifically, he is interested in the impact of cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety on sleep related problems. His research also involves the investigation of the relation between anxiety and religiosity in youth.
Kendra Read, M.A.
Kendra is currently in her fifth year of graduate studies in the Clinical area. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Creative Writing from Bucknell University in 2007 and spent two years as a research assistant at the University of Maryland’s Child Development Lab. Kendra earned her M.A. in psychology from Temple University. Kendra’s research interests include the clinical presentation and treatment of anxiety youth, particularly the identification of early cognitive factors of anxiety
Douglas M. Brodman, M.A.
Doug is currently in his fifth year of graduate studies, working with Dr. Philip C. Kendall. He received his B.A. in psychology from Emory University in 2007, and his M.A. in clinical psychology from Temple University in 2011. Before coming to Temple he spent two years studying Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Doug’s current research interests include identifying factors that complicate cognitive-behavioral treatment for youth with anxiety disorders, comorbid severity as it relates to treatment outcome, and developmental trajectories of comorbid psychopathology.
Matt is currently a third year graduate student in Clinical Psychology working with Dr. Philip Kendall. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University where he wrote his honors thesis on barriers to the dissemination of computer-based psychological treatment. His research interests include computerized therapy and assessment, and barriers to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments. He is also interested in research aimed at understanding patient, clinician, interpersonal, and intervention-specific factors that contribute to positive clinical outcomes, and the use of novel statistical methods to examine these dynamic processes.
Anna J. Swan
Anna is a third year graduate student in the clinical program, working with Dr. Philip C. Kendall. Prior to coming to Temple, she earned her B.A. in psychology from Yale University, class of 2010. Anna’s current research interests include the role of emotion regulation in the develop, maintenance, and treatment of child anxiety disorders, as well as the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported treatments.
Alexandra is a third-year student in the Clinical Program. She received her BA in Psychology from Williams College in 2009 and then spent two years working as a research assistant at NIMH and the University of Maryland. At Temple, she works in Dr. Kendall’s Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC) and is interested in social phobia in children and adolescents, as well as the dissemination of empirically supported treatments in the community.
Heather is a second year graduate student in the clinical program, working with Dr. Philip C. Kendall. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Art History from Williams College in 2010, and then spent two years working with Dr. Jami Young on an indicated depression prevention program for adolescents at Rutgers University. Heather’s current research interests include treatments for children with comorbid anxiety and depression, preventive interventions, and the relationship between interpersonal factors and anxiety.
Rogelio (Roger) Mercado is currently a second year working with Dr. Philip Kendall in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He graduated in 2010 from Harvard University, with a A.B. in Psychology. Prior to coming to Temple University, he worked at the Boston VA Hospital studying face processing and cognitive training for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. He is broadly interested in the intersection of autism and anxiety, the use of technology in diagnosing and treating disorders, and disseminating evidence based treatments.
Erika is a first year graduate student working with Dr. Philip Kendall in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a B.A. in Cognitive Science. Before coming to Temple, she was a research assistant at UVA studying executive functioning in Parkinson’s disease, then spent 2 years as a research assistant at the University of South Florida with Dr. Eric Storch studying behavioral treatments for children with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. She is currently interested in dissemination of evidence-based interventions and predictors of treatment outcome.
Elana is a first year graduate student in the clinical program, where she works with Dr. Phil Kendall. She earned her BA in Psychology from Yale University in 2010. Following graduation she worked at the Yale Child Study Center doing in-home therapy with children and families, and then spent two years as a Clinical Research Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology group. Her current research interests include understanding factors that predict treatment outcome in youth with anxiety disorders, as well as the dissemination of effective interventions.