Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group

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Muniya Khanna, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe)

Dr. Muniya Khanna is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, and Associate Director of the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining the COTTAGe, Dr. Khanna completed her bachelors at the University Of Pennsylvania, doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Temple University, clinical internship at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and NIH-sponsored postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Dr. Khanna is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral treatments for psychiatric conditions, with specialties in childhood anxiety disorders (Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and OCD. She has dedicated the last 10 years to research in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for psychiatric disorders in youth with particular focus on the role of technology in facilitating the dissemination of these treatments. Dr. Khanna teaches courses in psychopathology and cognitive and behavioral therapies for medical students, residents, and fellows at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Khanna is a coauthor of "The C.A.T. Project," a cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxious teens, "Camp Cope-A-Lot: The Coping Cat DVD," the first computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxious children, and "CBT4CBT: Computer-Based Training to become a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for anxious youth," the first computer-based clinician training program in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety in youth. She is also currently president of the Child Anxiety Special Interest Group of the American Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and member of the Board of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA).

Selected Publications

Kendall, P.C., Khanna, M.S., Edson, A.E., Cummings, C., and Harris, M.S. (in press). Computers and psychosocial treatment for child anxiety: Recent advances. Depression and Anxiety, Special Issue.

Khanna, M.S. & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy for child anxiety: Results of a randomized clinical trial, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(5): 737-745.

 Khanna, M.S. & Kendall, P.C. (2009). Exploring the role of parent-training in the treatment of childhood anxiety, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(5): 981-986.

Storch, E. A., Khanna, M., Merlo, L. J., Loew, B., Franklin, M. E., Reid, J., Goodman, W. K. & Murphy, T. K. (2009). Children’s Florida Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (C-FOCI): Psychometric Properties and Feasibility of a Self-Report Measure of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Youth. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40: 467-483.

Freeman, J.B., Choate-Summers, M.L., Marrs-Garcia, A., Moore, P.S., Sapyta, J., Khanna, M., March, J.S., Foa, E.B., and Franklin, M.E. (2009). The Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study II: Rationale, Design and Methods. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 3:4.

Lewin, A. B., Piacentini, J. C., Flessner, C. A., Woods,  D. W., Franklin, M. E., Keuthen, N. J., Moore, P., Khanna, M., March, J. S., Stein, D. J., & The Trichotillomania Learning Center Scientific Advisory Board TLC-SAB (2009).  Child trichotillomania:  Evaluating depression, anxiety, and functional impairment. Depression and Anxiety, 26(6): 521-527.

Keuthen, N. J., Flessner, C. A., Woods, D. W., Franklin, M. E., Piacentini, J. C., Khanna, M., Moore, P., Tolin, D. F., Cashin, S. E., & the Trichotillomania Learning Center Scientific Advisory Board (2008).  Parent-child concordance ratings for clinical symptomatology and functional impairment in trichotillomania.  Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 30(4): 337-353.

Kendall, P.C. & Khanna, M.S. : CBT4CBT: Computer-Based Training to become a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist...for Anxious Youth. Ardmore, PA: Workbook Publishing Inc. 2008.

Kendall, P.C. & Khanna, M.S.: Camp Cope-A-Lot: The Coping Cat CD Rom. Ardmore, PA: Workbook Publishing Inc. 2008.

Khanna, M.S. & Kendall, P.C.: Computer Assisted CBT for Child Anxiety: Development of the Coping Cat CD Rom. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2008.

Kendall, P.C., Puliafico, A.C., Barmish, A.J., Choudhury [Khanna], M.S., Henin, A., Treadwell, K.S. : Assessing anxiety with the child behavior checklist and the teacher report form. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 21: 1004-1015, 2007.

Flannery-Schroeder, E. Choudhury [Khanna], M., & Kendall, P.C.: One-year follow-up of group and individual cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety-disordered youth. Cognitive Therapy and Research 29(2): 243-259, 2005.

Chu, B.C., Choudhury [Khanna], M.S., Shortt, A., Pincus, D., Creed, T., & Kendall, P. C.: Alliance, technology, and outcome in the treatment of anxious youth. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 11(1): 44-55, 2004.

Kendall, P.C. & Choudhury, M.S.: Children and adolescents in cognitive-behavioral therapy: Some past efforts and current advances, and the challenges in our future. Cognitive Therapy and Research 27(1): 89-104, 2003.

Choudhury [Khanna], M.S., Pimentel, S.S., & Kendall, P.C. : Childhood anxiety disorders: Parent-child (dis)agreement using a structured interview for the DSM-IV. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 42(8): 957-964, 2003.


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