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CBT with Anxious Youth

Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth (CSTAY)

Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Lab Chief: Erica V. Rozbruch, B.A.

 

The Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth (CSTAY) is a research lab emphasizing a cognitive behavioral approach to childhood anxiety disorders, dissemination and training in CBT, school-based services, mental health literacy, integrated behavioral health care for children and adolescents, behavioral healthcare policy and administration. CSTAY seeks to integrate clinical service, research, and training.

Current topics include CBT approaches to social anxiety, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. There is considerable interest in using the Multi-dimensional Anxiety Scale for Children-2 (MASC-2), the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED), and emotional regulation paradigms. CSTAY makes use of vertical teams where lab members hold varying levels of responsibilities for on-going projects. Lab members are expected to focus their dissertation around the topics listed above.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, their vita, and a brief writing sample.

 

Research partners: Bay Area Children’s Association (BACA), Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Beck Institute for Cognitive and Behavior Research, San Joaquin County Board of Education, Canyon Heights Academy, Wellspan Health Care

 

Below is a sample of projects involving students completed from Fall 2015 to Dec. 2016

 

 

Selected Book Chapters

 

      Rozbruch, E.V., Mosley, C., Ghosh, S., & Friedberg, R.D. (In Press). Innovative behavioral health services for youth: Ready-to-use economic business knowledge for professional psychologists. In N. Columbus (Ed). Advances in Psychology Research Vol. 122, New York: Nova Science.

      Friedberg, R.D., Berlyant, M., Mulati, S., Brehm, L., & Trafalis, S. (2017). Group CBT with anxious youth. In C. Haen & S. Aronson (Eds.), Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy (pp. 299-310). New York: Routledge

      Thordarson, M.A., Keller, M., Sullivan, P.J., Trafalis, S., & Friedberg, R.D. (2016). Cognitive behavior therapy for immigrant youth: The essentials. In S.Patel & D. Reicherter (Eds.), Psychotherapy for immigrant youth (pp. 27-48). New York: Springer

      Paternostro, J., Sullivan, P., Behar, S.,,Berlyant, M., & Friedberg, R.D. (2015). Intervencoes em grupo em escolas (Group CBT in Schools). In C.M. Neufueld (ed). Terapia cognitive-comportamental en grupos para criancas e adolescents. San Paolo: Grupo A. [Portugese]

      Friedberg, R. & Thordarson, M. (2015). Sesión Inicial de Terapia Cognitiva Conductual con Niños y Adolescentes.  En Comps.: Bunge, E., Scandar, M., Musich, F., y Carrea, G.: Sesiones de Psicoterapia con Niños y Adolescentes: Aciertos y Errores. Porto Alegre

 

Selected Scholarly Articles

 

      Rozbruch, E.V., Wister, A., Friedberg, R.D., & Trafalis, S. (2016). Toward greater information symmetry: Mental health literacy in young patients and their families. JAACAP Connect, 3, 15-18

     Friedberg, R.D., & Rozbruch, E.V. (2016). Quality counts: Behavioral health care services with youth should be guided by outcome metrics. Clinical Psychiatry OA, 2, 1-2

     Trafalis, S., Friedberg, R.D., Sullivan, P.J., Teague, A.M., Hoyman, L.C., & Berlyant, M.J. (2016). Training community clinicians in CBT for youth. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 12, 88-96.

     Ularntinon, S., Friedberg, R.D., Behar, S., & Paternostro, J. (2016). Fit for practice: Augmenting modular cognitive behavioral procedures with case conceptualization. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 12, 97-104.

     Mahr, F.,Berlyant, M., Sullivan, P., Behar, S., Paternostro, J., Friedberg, R.D.,  & Nadeem, T. (2015). Food for thought: Challenges and training recommendations for psychiatric residents caring for college-age patients with eating disorders, JAACAP Connect 2 (4), 11-13.

      Sullivan, P., Keller, M., Paternostro, J., & Friedberg, R.D. (2015). Treating perfectionistic and emotionally dysregulated youth with transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral procedures.  Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 45, 151-158

    

Conference Presentations

     

      Atusunteva, A.A., Feezer, J.I., Wister, A.S., LaPrade, R.N., Wilberding, N.D., Rozbruch, E.V., Mosley, C.M., & Friedberg, R.D. (2017, Aug). Investigating rural school mental health workers’ user-experience during intensive CBT training. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

      Wister, A.S., Atusunteva, A.A., Rozbruch, E.V., Mosley, C.M., LaPrade, R.N., Wilberding, N.D., Feezer, J.I., Moskowitz, A., & Lin, J. (2017, Aug). Attitudes and perceptions toward child psychotherapy: A consumer-centric mixed methods study. . Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

      Wilberding, N.D., Atusuntseva, A.A., Rozbruch, E.V., LaPrade, R.N., Wister, A.S., Feezer, J.I., Mosley, C., & Friedberg, R.D. (2017, Feb). Satisfaction and perception of helpfulness in a school-based psychoeducational project. Poster to be presented at the 9th Biennial Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Miami, Fla.

         Rozbruch, E.V., & Friedberg, R.D. (2016, Oct). Marketing EVBPs to harried clinicians and cost-conscious payers: A proposed model and research agenda. Poster presentation delivered at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, New York.

      Thordarson, M.A., Friedberg, R.D., Cordova, M.S., & Fanniff, A.M. (2016, Oct). The Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale for Children and Adolescents (CTRS-CA): A pilot study. Poster presentation accepted for the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, New York.

      Tabbarah, S., Friedberg, R.D, Munoz, R., & Cordova, M. (2016, Aug). Clinicians’ habits, knowledge, and attitudes: A national study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Co.

      Berlyant, M., Friedberg, R.D., Bunge, E., & Beckham, L. (2015, Nov). Assessment of the dissemination of CBT for youth: Examination of declarative knowledge and satisfaction among clinicians in the community. Poster  presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, Ill.

      Mulati, S., Teague, A., Feezer, J., & Friedberg, R.D. (2015, Nov.). Satisfaction and perceived knowledge acquired in a CBT workshop for school mental health professionals: A mixed methods analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, Ill.

      Brehm, L., Pacholec, N., Mulati, S., Feezer, J., Mosley, C., & Friedberg, R.D. (2015, Aug.). Does length of homelessness predict convergence of caregiver-child reports of anxiety?.Poster presentation to be delivered at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, CA.

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