Erica Weitz, PhD, received her Bachelors and Masters degree from Tufts University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology Research from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is currently enrolled in her last year of a Clinical Psychology respecialization program at the University of Pennsylvania. Erica previously worked as a research coordinator for a study of suicide postvention and prevention in adolescents, as well as studies of the etiology and development of Bipolar Disorder at Stanford University. Erica’s research and clinical foci have included understanding which patients respond best to competing empirically supported treatments for depression, efficacy of psychotherapeutic treatment for comorbid depression and anxiety disorders, and understanding how treatments impact suicidal ideation and risk. Erica has provided CBT treatment for depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as insomnia through the UPenn Cognitive Therapy Clinic and the UPenn Anxiety clinic. At the CTSA, Erica specializes in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, and cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.
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