Center For Education Psychology Instructor

Dr. Christina DiChiara, Psy.D

Christina DiChiara, Psy.D.: Dr. DiChiara is an expert in evidence-based treatments for trauma, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She joined the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy in 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Education, overseeing the local and international training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. DiChiara has extensive experience with Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD, and is a certified PE therapist and PE supervisor by Dr. Edna Foa, the developer of PE. She is similarly experienced in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, is a certified CPT therapist by the Veteran's Administration (VA), and is a co-investigator in ongoing CPT research at the VA in Philadelphia. Dr. DiChiara developed her expertise in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD during her training, research, and practice at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. She also specializes in cognitive-behavioral and exposure therapies for a broad range of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive related disorders. In addition to her work at CABT, Dr. DiChiara served the veteran population through the VA in Philadelphia, both as a psychologist on the PTSD Clinical Team, as well as the Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Coordinator, the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) Coordinator, and as Telemental Health Champion. She has been dedicated to the training and supervision of psychology trainees and licensed mental health professionals worldwide through individual and group supervision and consultation. She received a master’s degree in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology, as well as her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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