Kristin E. Canavera, PhD

Kristin E. Canavera, PhD

  • Clinical Psychologist



Postdoctoral Psychology Internship - University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Mailman Center for Child Development
PhD -
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MS - Bucknell University
BS - Furman University

Clinical Interests

  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety and internalizing behaviors
  • Psychological adjustment of children and adolescents to illness and chronic medical conditions

Selected Publications

Ollendick TH, Greene RW, Fraire MG, Austin KE, Halldorsdottir T, Allen K, Jarrett MA, Lewis KM, Whitmore MJ, Cunningham NR, Noguchi RJ, Canavera KE, Wolff JC. Parent management training (PMT) and collaborative and proactive solutions (CPS): A randomized control trial for oppositional youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, In press.

Ollendick TH, Halldorsdottir T, Fraire MG, Austin KE, Noguchi RJ, Lewis KM, Jarrett MA, Cunningham NR, Canavera KE, Allen KB, Whitmore MJ. Specific phobias in youth: a randomized controlled trial comparing one-session treatment to a parent-augmented one-session treatment. Behavior Therapy46(2);141-55, 2015.

Klosky JL, Simmons JL, Russell KM, Foster RH, Sabbatini GM, Canavera KE, Hodges JR, Schover LR, McDermott MJ. Fertility as a priority among at-risk adolescent males newly diagnosed with cancer and their parents. Supportive Cancer Care 23(2); 333-41, 2015.

Klosky JL, Russell KM, Canavera KE, Gammel HL, Hodges JR, Foster RH, Parra GR, Simmons JL, Green DM, Hudson MM. Risk Factors for Non-Initiation of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine among Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Cancer Prevention Research 6(10); 1101-10, 2013.

Canavera KE, Ollendick TH, May JT, Pincus DB. Clinical correlates of comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression in youth. Child Psychiatry and Human Development 41(6);583-594, 2010.

Canavera KE, Wilkins KC, Pincus DB, Ehrenreich JT. Parent-child agreement in the assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology38(6);909-915, 2009.

Canavera KE, Suarez L, Wilkins K, Pincus D, Ehrenreich J. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and trauma: Thematic overlap and treatment implications. Depression and Anxiety 24(4);278-279, 2007.

Evans DW, Canavera K, Kleinpeter LF, Maccubbin E, Taga K. The fears, phobias, and anxieties of children with autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome: Comparisons with developmentally and chronologically age matched children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development 36(1);3-26, 2005.

Last update: March 2015