Courtney Benjamin, M.A.
Courtney was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to fund her dissertation project for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Courtney is currently in her fifth year of graduate studies in the Clinical area. She received her B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. Courtney’s current research interests include evidence-based treatments for child anxiety disorders, comorbid mood and substance use conditions in children and adolescents diagnosed with anxiety disorders, and the long-term effects of treatment for childhood anxiety disorders. Her dissertation evaluates the mental health outcomes of adults that were treated as children with cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders. This project has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health via the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award predoctoral fellowship mechanism. In July, Courtney will begin a predoctoral clinical internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
To learn about Courtney's lab, go to: www.childanxiety.org
Recent presentations and/or publications:
Benjamin, C.L., Puleo, C.M., & Kendall, P.C. (in press). Informant agreement in treatment gains for child anxiety. Child and Family Behavior Therapy.
Benjamin, C.L., Beidas, R.S., Comer, J., Puliafico, A., & Kendall, P.C. (2011). Generalized anxiety disorder in youth: Diagnostic considerations. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 173-182.
Benjamin, C.L., O’Neil, K.A., Crawley, S.A., Beidas, R.S., Coles, M., & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Patterns and predictors of subjective units of distress in anxious youth. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38, 497-504.