Adjunct Clinical Educator
By appointment via e-mail
- B.A. University of Vermont, 2009
- M.A. Boston University, 2012
- Ph.D. Boston University, 2017
Research and/or Creative Works
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical educator at the University of Vermont, based in the Vermont Psychological Services clinic (VPS) in John Dewey Hall. I assess and treat children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting issues and concerns, with expertise in child anxiety, OCD, parenting issues, telehealth, and pediatric behavioral medicine. I completed my Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree at Boston University, where my dissertation tested a novel telehealth intervention designed to provide Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to anxious youth in the greater Boston and Miami areas. I completed my predoctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where my training focused on assessing and treating children with both psychiatric presentations and those in need of support in coping with medical illnesses. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School with a specialization in pediatric behavioral medicine, working alongside multidisciplinary teams and clinics to help children cope with medical issues such as diabetes, liver disease, eating difficulties, and injuries, as well as consult to parents with cancer about how to optimally support their children in the context of parent illness.
In addition to clinical services provided at VPS, I am also very interested in studying the potential benefits of telehealth as a means of expanding access to evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents. I am currently helping to establish a telehealth specialty clinical service at VPS, and I was recently awarded a grant to study the effectiveness of brief cognitive behavioral therapy delivered via telehealth to children with Type 1 diabetes through a collaboration with Pediatric Endocrinology at UVM Medical Center.
1. Mian, N., Carpenter, A.L., Pincus, D.B., Bair-Merritt, M.H., & Perrin, E.C. (2019). Training residents in the early identification of anxiety disorders: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a novel training program. Clinical Pediatrics, e-publication ahead of print. doi: 10.1177/0009922819837356
2. Leyfer, O., Carpenter, A.L., & Pincus, D.B. (2018). N-methyl-d-aspartate-agonist enhanced intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy of panic disorder in adolescents. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, e-publication ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s10578-018-0837-1
3. Long, K.A., Lehmann, V., Gerhardt, C., Carpenter, A.L., Marsland, A., & Alderfer, M. (2018). Psychosocial functioning and risk factors for siblings of children with cancer: An updated systematic review. Psycho-Oncology, 27(6), 1467-79. doi: 10.1002/pon.4669
4. Carpenter, A.L., Furr, J.M., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (2018). Working from home: An initial pilot examination of videoconferencing-based cognitive behavioral therapy for anxious youth delivered to the home setting. Behavior Therapy. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2018.01.007
5. Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (2017). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(2), 178-86. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000155
6. Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Attack-related household discussions following the Boston Marathon bombing and associated posttraumatic stress among area youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46(3), 331-42. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1063432
7. Chu, B.C., Carpenter, A.L., Conklin, P.H., Wyszynski, C., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Scalable options for extended skill building following didactic training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious youth: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46(3), 401-10. 10.1080/15374416.2015.1038825
8. Carpenter, A.L., Pincus, D.B., Bair-Merritt, M.H., Perrin, E.C., & Mian, N. (2016). Early identification of anxiety disorders: The role of the pediatrician in primary care. Children’s Health Care, e-publication ahead of print, 1-17.
9. Chou, T.C., Carpenter, A.L., Kerns, C.E., Elkins, R.M., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (2016). Disqualified qualifiers: Evaluating the utility of the revised DSM-5 definition of potentially traumatic events among area youth following the Boston Marathon bombing. Depression and Anxiety, 34(4), 367-73. doi: 10.1002/da.22543
10. Carpenter, A.L., Pincus, D.B., Conklin, P.H., Wyszynski, C., Chu, B.C., & Comer, J.S. (2016). Assessing cognitive-behavioral clinical decision-making among trainees in the treatment of childhood anxiety. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10(2), 109-16. doi: 10.1037/tep0000111