Emily Anderson, PhD
Dr. Emily Anderson’s clinical interests involve cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, and habit disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Anderson obtained her B.A. from Trinity University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During her graduate training, Dr. Anderson received broad training in cognitive-behavioral treatment with individuals with various presenting disorders, and across the lifespan. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics and was the Messer Post-doctoral Associate in Anxiety Disorders at the Yale University Child Study Center, where she specialized in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and tic disorders.
Expertise/Clinical and Research Interests:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
Education and Fellowships:
- Messer Postdoctoral Associate in Anxiety Disorders, August 2008-July 2010
- Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August 2008
- M.A. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2005
- B.A. – Trinity University, May 2001
Licensure and Certifications:
Licensed Psychologist, State of Connecticut, December 2009-December 2010
Licensed Psychologist, State of Texas, April 2011
Licensed Psychologist, State of Colorado, May 2019
Licensed Psychologist, State of Virginia, May 2019
Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan, June 2019
Licensed Psychologist, State of Massachusetts, October 2019
Licensed Psychologist, State of Nevada, October 2019
Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia, October 2019
- Sapp, F. & Anderson, E. (2019). Want to beat OCD? Learn tools and start fighting back! Workshop presented at the 26th Annual International OCD Foundation Conference, Austin, TX.
- Zwecker, N., Anderson, E., Ruths, R & Sistrunk, C. (2017). Distinguishing between OCD, OCPD, and ASD: An interactive, skills acquisition workshop. Workshop presented at the 35th Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, San Francisco, CA.
- Brown, K., Anderson, E., Fraire, M., Fullerton, G, & Heffelfinger, S. (2016). Bring on the “bad” thoughts: Normalizing intrusive thoughts in children and adolescents. Workshop presented at the 23rd Annual International OCD Foundation Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Gerfen, J., Sy, J., Sistrunk, C., & Anderson, E. (2014). Preparing for life after treatment: Relapse prevention. Workshop presented at the 22nd Annual International OCD Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
- Anderson, E., Zwecker, N., Fullerton, G., & Rinehart, K. (2014). Treatment of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder in intensive treatment: Sudden gains and dropout. Panel discussion presented at the 33rd Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, Chicago, IL.
- Van Kirk, N., Anderson, E., & Bjorgvinsson, T (2014). An introduction to motivation and compliance in the treatment of OCD: Translating theory and research to clinical practice. Symposia presented at the 33rd Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, Chicago, IL.
- Van Kirk, N., Fraire, M., Brown K. R., Anderson, E., & Clum, G. (2014). Anxiety disorders and comorbidity: Unique treatment barriers and how to overcome them. Symposia presented at the 33rd Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference, Chicago, IL.
- Anderson, E. R., Smith, A. J., & Christophersen, E. (2011). A novel strategy for teaching anxiety management skills in children, The Behavior Therapist, 34, 3-7.
- Anderson, E. R., Veed, G. J., Inderbitzen-Nolan, H. M., & Hansen, D. J. (2010). An evaluation of the applicability of the tripartite constructs to social anxiety in adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 195-207.
- Anderson, E. R. & Mayes, L. C. (2010). Race/ethnicity and internalizing disorders in youth: A review. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 338-348.
- Anderson, E. R., Jordan, J. A., Smith, A. J., & Inderbitzen-Nolan, H. M. (2009). An examination of the MASC social anxiety scale in a nonclinical sample of adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 1098-1105.
- McLean, C. P. & Anderson, E. R. (2009). Brave men and timid women? A review of the gender differences in fear and anxiety. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 496-505.