Erica Weitz, Ph.D.
Erica Weitz, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Tufts University majoring in developmental psychology. Dr. Weitz received her PhD in clinical psychology from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Upon returning to the US, Dr. Weitz completed clinical respecialization through the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychology and completed an APA-certified clinical internship at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
Dr. Weitz’s research has focused on improving treatment personalization by leveraging individual patient characteristics to increase efficacy of evidence-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders as well as meta-analytic research examining overall quality and efficacy of treatments for depression and anxiety. Her clinical training has spanned settings and methodologies with a large focus on implementing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBTs) to treat mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders in outpatient mental health, community behavioral health, and hospital-based settings as a health psychologist on multi-disciplinary teams. Dr. Weitz has developed specific expertise in treating issues related to women’s health and the perinatal period including, but not limited to, treating perinatal OCD, birth-related PTSD, and anxiety and mood disorders. At the CTSA, Dr. Weitz specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy with a focus in exposure-based methods for the treatment of OCD, PTSD, and anxiety-related disorders.
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