Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Suite 600N
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Psychology)
Temple University, 2000.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
MCP Hahnemann University, 2002.
M.S. (Clinical Psychology)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006.
Psy.D. (Psychology)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Excoriation disorder
Social anxiety disorder
Panic disorder
Specific phobias
Generalized anxiety disorder

Selected Publications

Brown, L.A., Belli, G., Suzuki, N., Capaldi, S., & Foa, E.B.: Reduction in Suicidal Ideation from Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. May 2019.

Foa, E.B., Asnaani, A., Zang, Y., Capaldi, S., & Yeh, R.: Psychometrics of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-5 for trauma-exposed children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 47(1): 38-46, January 2018.

Zandberg, L.J., Capaldi, S., & Foa, E.B.: Evidence-Based Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Handbook of Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents. Theodore, L.A. (eds.). New York, NY: Springer. 2017.

Capaldi, S., Zandberg, L.J., & Foa, E.B.: Prolonged exposure therapy for adolescents with PTSD: Emotional processing of traumatic experiences. Evidence-based treatments for trauma related disorders in children and adolescents. Landolt, M.A., Cloitre, M., & Schnyder, U. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 2017.

Capaldi, S., Asnaani, A., Zandberg, L. J., Carpenter, J. K. & Foa, E.B.: Therapeutic Alliance during Prolonged Exposure Versus Client-Centered Therapy for Adolescent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 72(10): 1026-1036, October 2016.

Amin, S. (Producer): America Tonight: Reliving rape to cure PTSD. [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: Al Jazeera America. May 2016.

Foa, E.B., McLean, C.P., Capaldi, S., & Rosenfield, D.: Prolonged Exposure vs Supportive Counseling for Sexual Abuse-Related PTSD in Adolescent Girls: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 310(24): 2650-2657, December 2013.

McLean, C.P., Rosenbach, S.B., Capaldi, S., & Foa, E.B.: Social and Academic Functioning in Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect. 37(9): 675-678, October 2013.

Gillihan, S. J., Aderka, I. M., Conklin, P. H., Capaldi, S., & Foa, E. B.: The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: Psychometric Properties in Female Adolescent Sexual Assault Survivors. Psychological Assessment. 25(1): 23-31, March 2013.

Gazit, C. (Director).: Facing Our Fears. [Television series episode] This Emotional Life: In Search of Ourselves…and Happiness. Benjamin-Phariss, B. (Producer). NOVA / Public Broadcasting Service. January 2010.

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Last updated: 01/14/2021
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