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Kendra L. Read, PhD

Kendra L. Read, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since October 2016

Children's Title: Attending Psychologist

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Read began her journey as a clinical psychologist as an undergraduate at Bucknell University, where she was a double major in psychology and creative writing (poetry). She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA under the mentorship of Philip Kendall, Ph.D., after completing several training experiences at Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University. Dr. Read also received comprehensive training in pediatric psychology at Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children during her residency year. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, specializing in treating youth with anxiety, autism, and eating disorders. Dr. Read specializes primarily in the treatment of youth with anxiety disorders and OCD, including when these disorders overlap with other difficulties (e.g., behavioral difficulties, autism, pain, eating, adherence to medical care regimens). She also serves as a psychologist as part of Seattle Childrens diabetes transition clinic for adolescents and young adults. Outside of work, Dr. Read enjoys hiking, reading, and spending quality time with her partner and her dog, Luna.

    • Edmunds JM, Brodman DM, Ringle VA, Read KL, Kendall PC, Beidas RS
      Examining adherence to components of cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety after training and consultation.
      28603339 Professional psychology, research and practice , 2017 Feb. : 48(1)54-61 PMCID: PMC5461966
    • Caporino NE, Read KL, Shiffrin N, Settipani C, Kendall PC, Compton SN, Sherrill J, Piacentini J, Walkup J, Ginsburg G, Keeton C, Birmaher B, Sakolsky D, Gosch E, Albano AM
      Sleep-Related Problems and the Effects of Anxiety Treatment in Children and Adolescents.
      26467211 Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 , 2015 Oct. 14 : 1-11 PMCID: PMC4833728
    • Caporino NE, Read KL, Shiffrin N, Settipani C, Kendall PC, Compton SN, Sherrill J, Piacentini J, Walkup J, Ginsburg G, Keeton C, Birmaher B, Sakolsky D, Gosch E, Albano AM
      Sleep-Related Problems and the Effects of Anxiety Treatment in Children and Adolescents.
      26467211 Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 , 2015 Oct. 14 : 1-11 PMCID: PMC4833728
    • Caporino NE, Read KL, Shiffrin N, Settipani C, Kendall PC, Compton SN, Sherrill J, Piacentini J, Walkup J, Ginsburg G, Keeton C, Birmaher B, Sakolsky D, Gosch E, Albano AM
      Sleep-Related Problems and the Effects of Anxiety Treatment in Children and Adolescents.
      26467211 Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 , 2015 Oct. 14 : 1-11 PMCID: PMC4833728
    • Caporino NE, Read KL, Shiffrin N, Settipani C, Kendall PC, Compton SN, Sherrill J, Piacentini J, Walkup J, Ginsburg G, Keeton C, Birmaher B, Sakolsky D, Gosch E, Albano AM
      Sleep-Related Problems and the Effects of Anxiety Treatment in Children and Adolescents.
      26467211 Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 , 2015 Oct. 14 : 1-11 PMCID: PMC4833728
    • Ringle VA, Read KL, Edmunds JM, Brodman DM, Kendall PC, Barg F, Beidas RS
      Barriers to and Facilitators in the Implementation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Youth Anxiety in the Community.
      25975886 Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) , 2015 Sept. : 66(9)938-45 PMCID: PMC4869696
    • Read KL, Settipani CA, Peterman J, Kendall PC, Compton S, Piacentini J, McCracken J, Bergman L, Walkup J, Sakolsky D, Birmaher B, Albano AM, Rynn M, Ginsburg G, Keeton C, Gosch E, Suveg C, Sherrill J, March J
      Predicting Anxiety Diagnoses and Severity with the CBCL-A: Improvement Relative to Other CBCL Scales?
      26257470 Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment , 2015 Mar. 1 : 37(1)100-111 PMCID: PMC4527577
    • Edmunds JM, Read KL, Ringle VA, Brodman DM, Kendall PC, Beidas RS
      Sustaining clinician penetration, attitudes and knowledge in cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety.
      25030651 Implementation science : IS , 2014 July 17 : 989 PMCID: PMC4223397
    • Edmunds JM, Read KL, Ringle VA, Brodman DM, Kendall PC, Beidas RS
      Sustaining clinician penetration, attitudes and knowledge in cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety.
      25030651 Implementation science : IS , 2014 July 17 : 989 PMCID: PMC4223397
    • Edmunds JM, Kendall PC, Ringle VA, Read KL, Brodman DM, Pimentel SS, Beidas RS
      An examination of behavioral rehearsal during consultation as a predictor of training outcomes.
      23616234 Administration and policy in mental health , 2013 Nov. : 40(6)456-66 PMCID: PMC3866696
    • Cummings CM, Caporino NE, Settipani CA, Read KL, Compton SN, March J, Sherrill J, Piacentini J, McCracken J, Walkup JT, Ginsburg G, Albano AM, Rynn M, Birmaher B, Sakolsky D, Gosch E, Keeton C, Kendall PC
      The therapeutic relationship in cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy for anxious youth.
      23750468 Journal of consulting and clinical psychology , 2013 Oct. : 81(5)859-64 PMCID: PMC4511279
    • Read KL, Comer JS, Kendall PC
      The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children (IUSC): discriminating principal anxiety diagnoses and severity.
      23647032 Psychological assessment , 2013 Sept. : 25(3)722-9
    • Kerns CM, Read KL, Klugman J, Kendall PC
      Cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with social anxiety: differential short and long-term treatment outcomes.
      23474911 Journal of anxiety disorders , 2013 Mar. : 27(2)210-5
    • Beidas RS, Suarez L, Simpson D, Read K, Wei C, Connolly S, Kendall P
      Contextual factors and anxiety in minority and European American youth presenting for treatment across two urban university clinics.
      22410093 Journal of anxiety disorders , 2012 May : 26(4)544-54 PMCID: PMC3319261

Overview

Medical/Professional School

Temple University, Philadelphia
Temple University, Philadelphia

Fellowship

Stanford University School of Medicine, Standford

Clinical Interests

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders for youth, behavioral parent management training (PMT) for families with youth with behavioral disorders.

Research Description

Conceptualization and measurement of cognitive factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, the relationship between these factors and treatment outcome, and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices for anxiety disorders in school and community settings.