Dr. Muniya Khanna
Dr. Khanna is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD, specializing in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of childhood anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as OC-spectrum disorders including Tic Disorders and Trichotillomania. She provides weekly and more intensive (2-4 days per week) therapy, depending on the needs of the child, and works very closely with parents and other caregivers in the child’s life (including school staff, psychiatrists and other providers) whenever warranted to ensure the best outcomes.
Dr. Khanna has served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (the “COTTAGe”) in the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. She has been involved in some of the most important research in the field of child anxiety in the last 15 years, including the Child and Adolescent Multimodal Study (CAMS; Walkup et al., 2008), Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS II; Franklin et al. 2011), and Family-based Treatment of Early Childhood OCD (POTS Jr.; Freeman et al., 2014) trials.
She is author of numerous research articles and chapters, and co-author with Dr. Philip Kendall of: The CAT Project, a therapist manual for the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxious adolescents, Camp Cope-A-Lot, the first empirically-supported computer-based treatment for anxious youth, and CBT4CBT: Computer-based training for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for anxious youth, a computer-based training program for professionals interested in becoming proficient in CBT for childhood anxiety disorders and the Child Anxiety Tales online program for parents of anxious youth.
Among her professional activities she is active on the boards of APA Division 53 and ABCT as well as national and international scientific review boards and editorial boards. Dr. Khanna completed her doctoral degree at Temple University under the mentorship of Dr. Philip Kendall, clinical internship at UCLA under the direction of Dr. John Piacentini, and NIH-sponsored fellowship at Columbia University, under the direction of Dr. Anne Marie Albano. New Patients, please send an email query to: email@example.com.
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