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  • Jennifer Freeman, PhD

  • Jennifer Freeman, PhD  

    • Co-Director, Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic, Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center, Rhode Island Hospital

    • Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital, Division of Child and Family Psychiatry

    • Director, Child Outpatient Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital

    • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Research), The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Background Information

    Jennifer Freeman, PhD, is the co-director of the Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic at the Bradley/Hasbro Children's Research Center, and a staff psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital. Freeman received her bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and her doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in child mental health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

    Research Interests

    Freeman's research interests include the assessment and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents, family based interventions for early childhood onset OCD, and family processes, particularly parent-child interactions, in young children with OCD.

    Selected publications

    • Lehmkuhl, H. D., Storch, E. A., Rahman, O., Freeman, J., Geffken, G., & Murphy, T. (2009). Just say no: Sequential parent management and cognitive behavioral-therapy for a child with comorbid disruptive behaviors and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 8, 48-58.

    • Freeman, J., Choate-Summers, M., Garcia, A., Moore, P., Sapyta, J., Khanna, M., March, J., Foa, E., and Franklin, M. (2009). The Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study II: Rationale, Design and Methods. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 3 ArtID 4.

    • Flessner, C., Berman, N., Garcia, A., Freeman, J., & Leonard, H.  (2009).  Symptom Profiles in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): The Effects of Comorbid Grooming Conditions. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 753-759.

    • Flessner, C.A., Allgair, A., Garcia, A., Freeman, J., & Sapyta, J. (2010).  Neuropsychological functioning in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Depression and Anxiety, 27(4), 365-371.

    • Garcia, A.M., Sapyta, J., Moore, P.S., Freeman, J., Franklin, M., March, J.S., Foa, E.B. (2010).  Predictors of treatment outcome in the Pediatric OCD Treatment Study, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(10), 1024-1033.

    • Franklin, M.E., Edson, A.L., & Freeman, J.B. (2010).  Behavior Therapy for Trichotillomania: Exploring the Effects of Age on Treatment Outcome. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 4:18.

    • Flessner, C.A., Sapyta, J., Garcia, A., Freeman, J.B., Franklin, M.E., Foa, E., and March, J.  (2011).  Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Family Accommodation Scale-Parent Report (FAS-PR). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 38-46.

    • Freeman, J.B., Flessner, C.A., Garcia, A.M. (in press) The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: Reliability and Validity for Use Among 5 to 8 Year Olds with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

    • Flessner, C. A., Freeman, J. B., Sapyta, J., Garcia, A., Franklin, M. E., March, J et al. (in press). Predictors of Accommodation in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Findings from the POTS trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    • Freeman, J.B., Sapyta, J., Garcia, A., Fitzgerald, D., Khanna, M., Choate-Summers, M., Moore, P., Chrisman, A., Haff, N., Naeem, A., March, J., and Franklin, M.  (in press).  Still Struggling: Characteristics of Youth with OCD who are Partial Responders to Medication Treatment. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.  

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