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
Education:
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
PTSD
OCD
Trichotillomania
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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