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date: 21 June 2021

(p. ix) About the Editors

(p. ix) About the Editors

  • Jonathan S. Comer

    Dr. Comer is Associate Professor of Psychology at Florida International University and the Center for Children and Families. Before this, he served as Director of the Early Childhood Interventions Program of Boston University, an interdisciplinary clinical research laboratory in the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders devoted to expanding the quality and accessibility of mental health care for very young children. His program of research examines five areas of overlapping inquiry: (1) the assessment, phenomenology, and course of child anxiety disorders; (2) the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for childhood psychopathology, with particular focus on the development of innovative methods to reduce systematic barriers to effective mental health care in the community; (3) the psychological impact of disasters and terrorism on youth; (4) national patterns and trends in the utilization of mental health services and quality of care; and (5) psychosocial treatment options for mood, anxiety, and disruptive behavior problems presenting in early childhood.

  • Philip C. Kendall

    Dr. Kendall's doctorate in clinical psychology is from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been honored with the Outstanding Alumnus Award from this institution. His Board Certification (ABPP) is in (a) Clinical Child and Adolescent psychology and (b) Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Kendall's CV lists over 450 publications. He has had over 25 years of uninterrupted research grant support from various agencies. Having received many thousands of citations per year, he placed among an elite handful of the most “Highly-Cited” individuals in all of the social and medical sciences. In a recent quantitative analysis of the publications by and citations to all members of the faculty in the 157 American Psychological Association-approved programs in clinical psychology, Dr. Kendall ranked 5th. Dr. Kendall has garnered prestigious awards: Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, inaugural Research Recognition Award from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “Great Teacher” award from Temple University, identified as a “top therapist” in the tristate area by Philadelphia Magazine, and a named chair and Distinguished University Professorship at Temple University. He has been president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of APA as well as President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT, now ABCT). Recently, ABCT recognized and awarded him for his “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Educational/Training Activities.”

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