Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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John D. Guerry

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3440 Market Street, Room 205A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-7440
B.A. (Psychology)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 2002.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Clinical Psychology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 2011-2012.
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD), Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2012-2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

John Guerry, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evidence-based evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related emotional difficulties. He has a particular clinical interest and expertise in working with populations of adolescents and young adults.

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Guerry was recently selected by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) to co-author a website,, to inform the general public and mental health professionals about empirically supported treatment options for child and adolescent mental health problems.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Guerry's research interests concentrate on adolescent anxiety, depression, suicidality, and shared mechanisms of emotion dysregulation. He is additionally interested in the development and dissemination of empirically supported treatments for child and adolescent mental health difficulties, particularly for emerging adult populations.

Selected Publications

Guerry, J.D.: Another way through the two-way mirror: A review of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 23: 256-261, 2016.

Guerry, J.D., Hambrick, J., Albano, A.M.: Adolescent social phobia in clinical services. In Ranta, K., LaGreca, A.M., Gracia-Lopez, L., Marttunen, M. (Eds.), Social Anxiety and Phobia in Adolescents: Development, Manifestation and Intervention Strategies. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, Page: 201-223, 2015.

Heilbron, N., Franklin, J.C., Guerry, J.D., Prinstein, M.J.: Social and ecological approaches to suicidal behaviors. In Nock, M.K. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, Page: 206-234, 2014.

Ginsburg, G.S., Becker, E.M., Keeton, C.P., Sakolsky, D., Piacentini, J., Albano, A.M., Compton, S.N., Iyengar, S., Sullivan, K., Caporino, N., Peris, T., Birmaher, B., Rynn, M., March, J., Kendall, P.C. : Naturalistic follow-up of youth treated for pediatric anxiety disorders. JAMA Psychiatry 71: 310-318, 2014.

Calhoun, C.D. Franklin, J.C., Adelman, C.B., Guerry, J.D., Hastings, P.D., Nock, M.K., Prinstein, M.J.: Biological and cognitive responses to an in vivo interpersonal stressor: Longitudinal associations with adolescent depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy 5: 283-299, 2012.

Guerry, J.D., Hastings, P.M.: In search of HPA axis dysregulation in pediatric depression. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review 14: 135-160, 2011.

Guerry, J.D.: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. The Behavior Therapist 33: 165, 2010.

Guerry, J.D.:—Gone Live. InBalance: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Newsletter 25: 5 2010.

Prinstein, M.J., Heilbron, N., Guerry, J.D., Franklin, J.C., Rancourt, D., Simon, V., Spirito, A.: Peer influence and non-suicidal self-injury: Longitudinal results in adolescent community and clinically-referred samples. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 38: 669-682, 2010.

Guerry, J.D., Prinstein, M.J.: Longitudinal prediction of adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury: Examination of a cognitive vulnerability-stress model. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 39: 77-89, 2010.

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