DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
PhD in Psychology, University of Reading
MSc in Developmental Psychopathology, University of Reading
BA in Psychology, Roger Williams University
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My principal research interest rests in the intergenerational transmission of anxiety disorders. During my post-graduate studies, I worked as part of a longitudinal study investigating the effects of social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder on mothers’ interactions with their children. I gained the skills necessary to develop detailed coding systems for quantifying mothers’ behavior and discourse during interactions with their children. These coding systems were used in order to elucidate mechanisms in the transmission of anxiety from mother to child. In conjunction with my work in the field of anxiety disorders, I have also developed a strong interest in both behavioral inhibition and infant attachment. Clinically I have experience in the diagnosis of anxiety, mood and behavior disorders in both adults and children. In this capacity I was also trained to administer cognitive behavioral therapy, and, upon learning these techniques, used them to provide treatment to the mothers of anxious children. Presently, I am a clinical research associate in the school of medicine at the University of Maryland. I am working on a sequential multiple assessment randomized trail (SMART) investigating family trauma treatment.