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Courtney L. Benjamin Wolk

Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Psychologist, Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center of Pennsylvania Hospital
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Co-Director, with Emily Becker-Haimes, PhD, COVID-19 Coping First Aid Program, Penn Medicine , University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Penn Center for Mental Health
Director of Mental Health Implementation Research, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3535 Market Street
Room 3006
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-6099
Fax: 215-349-8715
B.A. (Psychology)
The Ohio State University, 2004.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
Temple University , 2008.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Temple University , 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
APA-Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, Children's National Medical Center, 2011-2012.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014.
NRSA Postdoctoral Researcher , Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2018.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

cognitive-behavioral therapy, anxiety, children and adolescents

Description of Research Expertise

implementation science, mental health services, integrated care, school mental health

Selected Publications

Wolk, C.B., Arnold, K.A., & Proctor, E.K.: Implementing evidence-based practices in non-specialty mental health settings. Families, Systems, & Health 40(2): 274-282, January 2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000506.

Wolk, C.B., Last, B.S., Livesey, C., Oquendo, M.A., Press, M.J., Mandell, D.S., Ingram, E., Futterer, A.C., Kinkler, G.P., & Oslin, D.W.: Addressing common challenges in the implementation of Collaborative Care for mental health: The Penn Integrated Care program. Annals of Family Medicine 19: 148-156, March 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.1370/afm.2651.

Kuriyan, A., Kinkler, G., Cidav, Z., Kang-Yi, C., Eiraldi, R., Salas, E., Wolk, C.B.: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) to improve collaboration in school mental health: Protocol for a mixed methods hybrid effectiveness-implementation study JMIR Research Protocols 10(2): e26567, February 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.2196/26567.

Khazanov, G.K., Jager-Hyman, S., Harrison, J., Candon, M., Buttenheim, A., Pieri, M., Oslin, D. W., Wolk, C.B.: Leveraging behavioral economics and implementation science to engage patients at risk for suicide in mental health treatment: A pilot study protocol. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 8(181), August 2022 Notes: DOI: 10.1186/s40814-022-01131-y.

Wolk, C.B., Alter, C.L., Kishton, R., Rado, J., Atlas, J.A., Press, M.J., Jordan, N., Grant, M., Livesey, C., Rosenthal, L.J., & Smith, J.D.: Improving payment for collaborative mental health care in primary care. Medical Care 59(4): 324-326, April 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001485.

Wolk, C.B., & Beidas, R.S.: The intersection of implementation science and behavioral health: An introduction to the special issue. Behavior Therapy 49: 477-480, July 2018 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2018.03.004.

Wolk, C.B., Marcus, S., Weersing, R.V., Hawley, K.M., Evans, A., Hurford, M., & Beidas, R.S.: Therapist- and client-level predictors of use of therapy techniques within the context of implementation efforts in a large public mental health system Psychiatric Services 67(5): 551-557, May 2016 Notes: DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201500022.

Wolk, C.B., Kendall, P.C., & Beidas, R.S.: Cognitive-behavioral therapy for child anxiety confers long-term protection from suicidality. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 54(3): 175-179, March 2015 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.12.004.

Benjamin, C.L., Harrison, J.P., Settipani, C.A., Brodman, D.M., & Kendall, P.C.: Anxiety and related outcomes in young adults 7 to 19 years after receiving treatment for child anxiety. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 81(5): 865-76, October 2013 Notes: DOI: 10.1037/a0033048.

Last, B.S., Buttenheim, A.M., Futterer, A.C., Livesey, C., Jaeger, J., Stewart, R.E., Reilly, M., Press, M.J., Peifer, M., Wolk, C.B.,* Beidas, R.S.* (*indicates co-senior author).: A pilot study of participatory and rapid implementation approaches to increase depression screening in primary care. BMC Family Practice 22(228), November 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.1186/s12875-021-01550-5.

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