Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Benjamin E. Yerys

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

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3535 Market St, Ste 860
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2674261470
Education:
A.B. (Psychology)
Washington University in St. Louis, 1998.
MA (Psychology)
University of Denver, 2002.
PhD (Clinical Psychology)
University of Denver, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychology, Children's National Medical Center, 2006-2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I am a clinical child psychologist with a specialization in assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, intellectual disorder). I also provide behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments to reduce behavior problems, anxiety, and cognitive rigidity in youth with autism spectrum disorders.

Description of Research Expertise

My research focuses on the non-social aspects of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including core symptoms of repetitive behaviors and common difficulties with attention, and executive function. I am interested in discovering the underlying biology so we may develop more precise treatments for children with ASD. I most commonly use neurocognitive measures, functional MRI, and resting state MRI, but also have ongoing questions that integrate genetic and eye tracking methods.
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Last updated: 06/26/2017
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