Sarah Kate Bearman, PhDDr. Sarah Kate Bearman is an assistant professor in the Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her predoctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital of New York-Columbia University Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bearman held a research scientist position at Judge Baker Children’s Center from 2008 to 2011 and is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. She has received research and training grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and has published many scholarly articles and book chapters about the development and treatment of youth mental health concerns. Dr. Bearman is a co-author of a treatment manual for youth depression (Primary and Secondary Control Enhancement Training; Weisz, Gray, Bearman & Stark, 2008) and a trans-diagnostic manual for youth with anxiety, depression and disruptive conduct (Behavioral and Affective Skills in Coping; BASIC, Weisz & Bearman, 2010). She provides both clinical supervision and national trainings for therapists in the use of ESPs for anxiety, depression, disruptive conduct and traumatic stress. Her research focuses on the successful and sustained transportation of evidence-based interventions for children in community practice settings. Full Vitae
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Program StaffAbby Bailin is a research assistant and coordinator for the LEAP Lab. She received her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2012. She is interested in early prevention strategies for youth depression that target family risk factors, and the dissemination of evidenced-based therapy for youth in underserved populations.
Samara Speller is a research assistant for the LEAP lab. She received her BS in Applied Psychology from New York University in 2012. Her research interests include linking research to practice in order to improve early interventions and community mental health services for youth.
Samantha Busa graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2011 with a BA in psychology. She was an educational counselor for an evidence-based treatment program for children with ADHD, the NYU Child Study Center Summer Program for Kids. Her interests include adoption, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based practices in community settings and clinician attitudes toward evidence-based practices.
Alison Carlis, MSE, MS, received her BA in psychology and human rights from Barnard College in 2002. She then went on to receive her MSE at Long Island University while participating in the New York City Teaching Fellows program where she was a special education teacher. She is interested in the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments in urban public schools and how best to incorporate teachers and parents into such treatments.
Conner McClure received her BA in psychology from Tulane and previously worked as a research assistant at the NYU Child Study Center on a school-based parenting intervention to prevent conduct disorders in at-risk populations. She is interested in bridging the gap between research and practice and disseminating evidence-based treatments into community settings. Additional interests include parenting interventions and cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments.
Robyn Schneiderman graduated with a BS in psychology from Union College in 2009. She was a research coordinator for a NIH-funded longitudinal study, Neurodevelopmental Perspectives on ADHD, at Queens College. Her research interests include therapist competence in CBT, specifically how competency develops (reading, training, supervision, experience, etc.), whether it can be accurately self-reported and if it predicts client outcome.
Staff at the November 2012 ABCT conference
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The LEAP Lab is a research laboratory within the School-Clinical Child Psychology Program in the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. If you are interested in graduate school or in working with the LEAP Lab, please contact us for information about clinical research opportunities.
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