Aubrey Carpenter

Graduate Student Researcher
648 Beacon St

Aubrey Carpenter, M.A., is a sixth year clinical psychology graduate student at Boston University, working under the mentorship of Donna Pincus, Ph.D., and Jon Comer, Ph.D., who is now on faculty at Florida International University. Aubrey is a graduate student researcher in the Child CARD Laboratory at BU, where she is involved with several clinical trials related to improving efficacy and and expanding access to evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with anxiety and behavioral difficulties. She also conducts assessments and provides clinical services to families seeking treatment through the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Program. Aubrey’s clinical work is focused on providing outpatient therapy to children and families and neuropsychological testing to children. In addition to her training at CARD, she has also completed clinical training placements in the Newton Public Schools, Rhode Island Hospital, and Bradley Hospital. During this upcoming year, she will be completing her full-time predoctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Aubrey developed her interests in clinical psychology while attending the University of Vermont, where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 2009. She continued to expand upon her clinical and research interests while working as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine under the mentorship of Drs. Martin Frankin and Muniya Khanna in the Child/Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe). Aubrey joined BU as a Clinical Psychology doctoral student in 2011. Aubrey is interested in expanding access to child mental healthcare through telehealth methods and enhancing cognitive behavioral interventions for anxious youth with methods such as increased emphasis on family involvement and ways to facilitate treatment engagement. In addition to her clinical work and research interests, Aubrey also enjoys yoga, cooking, and exploring New England with her husband and her dog.

Selected Publications:

  • Carpenter, A.L., Pincus, D.B., Conklin, P.H., Wyszynski, C., Chu, B.C., & Comer, J.S. (2016). Assessing cognitive-behavioral clinical decision-making among trainees in the treatment of childhood anxiety. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10(2), 109-116. doi: 10.1037/tep0000111
  • Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (2015). Attack-related household discussions following the Boston Marathon bombing and associated posttraumatic stress among area youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1-12. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1063432
  • Chu, B.C., Carpenter, A.L., Conklin, P.H., Wyszynski, C., & Comer, J.S. (2015). Scalable options for extended skill building following didactic training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious youth: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 0(0), 1-10. 10.1080/15374416.2015.1038825
  • Carpenter, A.L., Puliafico, A., & Kurtz, S., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (2014). Adapting Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for mood and anxiety problems in young children: New advances for an overlooked population. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17(4), 340-56. doi: 10.1007/s10567014-0172-4
  • Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (2014). Inattention symptoms and the accurate diagnosis of comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among youth with generalized disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 754-760. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2014.09.003
  • Comer, J.S., Dantowitz, A., Chou, T., Edson, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Brown, B., Green, J.G. (2014). Adjustment among area youth after the Boston Marathon attack and subsequent manhunt. Pediatrics, 134, 1-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-4115
  • Thompson-Hollands, J., Edson, A.L., Tompson, M., & Comer, J.S. (2014). Family-based treatment of OCD across the lifespan: A meta-analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(3), 287-298. doi: 10.1037/a0036709
  • Franklin, M.E., Sapyta, J., Freeman, J.B., Khanna, M., Compton, S., Almirall, D., Moore, P., Choate-Summers, P., Edson, A.L., Foa, E.B., March, J.S. (2011). Cognitive-behavior therapy augmentation of pharmacotherapy in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder: The Pediatric OCD Treatment Study II (POTS II) randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 306(11), 1224-1232. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1344
  • Franklin, M.E., Edson, A.L., Ledley, D., Cahill, S. (2011). Behavior therapy for pediatric trichotillomania: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50(8), 763-771. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2011.05.009