Wendy K Silverman Ph.D., ABPP

Alfred A. Messer Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology; Director, Yale Child Study Center Program for Anxiety Disorders

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchChild Study Center: NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Anxiety Program

Research Interests

Child and adolescent phobic and anxiety disorders; Developmental mechanisms; Treatment development and evaluation; Processes of change in treatment outcome more...


  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Univ, 1981

Selected Publications

  • Silverman, W. K., Pina, A. A., & Viswesvaran, C. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for phobic and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 105-130.
  • Silverman, W. K., Ortiz, C. D., Viswesvaran, C., Burns, B. J., Kolko, D. J., Putnam, F. W., & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 156-183.
  • Silverman, W. K., Kurtines, W. M., Jaccard, J., & Pina, A. A. (2009). Directionality of change in youth anxiety treatment involving parents: An initial examination. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 474-485.



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