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Nicole Caporino

Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2011
Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology Program
ncaporino@gsu.edu
(404) 413-6260
1184 Urban Life

Dr. Caporino is planning to accept a doctoral student for 2015-2016.

Research Interests

My primary research interest is maximizing the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and adolescents. This involves identifying predictors of differential treatment response and examining mechanisms of change in order to inform ways to tailor, augment, and/or intensify treatment. I am particularly interested in addressing family variables that are related to less favorable response to CBT. 

Another goal of my research is to increase access to treatments with empirical support by identifying and addressing barriers to their utilization.  This includes exploring uses of technology to make treatment more available and cost-effective, examining the acceptability of treatments to underserved populations, and facilitating the uptake of research findings by practicing clinicians.

Clinical Interests

My clinical work is guided by empirical evidence and informs my research agenda.  My interests include the assessment and treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and related disorders as well as disruptive behavior in children and adolescents.  I approach cases primarily from a cognitive-behavioral orientation.

Representative Publications

Cummings, C.M., Caporino, N.E., & Kendall, P.C. (2014).  Comorbidity of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents:  20 years after.  Psychological Bulletin, 140(3), 816-845.

Ginsburg, G.S., Becker, E.M., Keeton, C.P., Sakolsky, D., Piacentini, J., Albano, A., Compton, S.N., Iyengar, S., Sullivan, K., Caporino, N., Peris, T., Birmaher, B., Rynn, M., March, J., & Kendall, P.C. (2014). Naturalistic follow-up of youth treated for pediatric anxiety disorders.  JAMA Psychiatry,71(3), 310-318.

Caporino, N.E., Chen, J.I., & Karver, M.S. (2014).  Preliminary examination of ethnic group differences in adolescent girls’ attitudes toward depression treatments.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20(1), 37-42.

Cummings, C.M., Caporino, N.E., Read, K., Settipani, C., Compton, S.N., March, J.,…Kendall, P.C. (2013). Therapeutic relationship in CBT, medication, and combination treatment for anxious youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(5), 859-864.

Caporino, N.E., Brodman, D., Kendall, P.C., Albano, A.M., Sherrill, J., Piacentini, J.,…Walkup, J.T. (2013).  Defining treatment response and remission in child anxiety:  Signal detection analysis using the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(1), 57-67.

Caporino, N.E., & Karver, M.S. (2012).  The acceptability of treatments for depression to a community sample of adolescent girls.  Journal of Adolescence, 35(5), 1237-1245.

Caporino, N.E., Morgan, J., Beckstead, J., Phares, V., Murphy, T.K., & Storch E.A. (2012).  A structural equation analysis of family accommodation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40(1), 133-143.

Storch, E.A., Caporino, N.E., Morgan, J., Lewin, A.B., Rojas, A., Brauer, L.,…Murphy, T.K. (2011).  Preliminary investigation of web-camera delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Psychiatry Research, 189, 407-412.

Storch, E.A., Larson, M.J., Muroff, J., Caporino, N., Geller, D., Reid, J.,…Murphy, T.K. (2010).  Predictors of functional impairment in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(2), 275-283.

Lewin, A.B., Caporino, N.E., Murphy, T.K., Geffken, G.R., & Storch, E.A. (2010).  Understudied clinical dimensions in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41(6), 675-691.

Shirk, S.R., Caporino, N.E., & Karver, M.S. (2010).  The alliance in adolescent therapy:  Conceptual, operational, and predictive issues.  In M.S. Karver & D. Castro-Blanco (Eds.), Elusive alliance:  Treatment engagement strategies with high-risk adolescents (pp. 59-93)Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Representative Presentations

Caporino, N.E. (Chair; 2013, November).  The Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS):  Five years later.  Symposium conducted at the 47th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Caporino, N.E. (Chair; 2013 November).  Using technology to improve CBT for youth anxiety.  Symposium conducted at the 47th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Cummings, C., Caporino, N.E., Settipani, C., Read, K., & Kendall, P.C. (2013, August).  Therapeutic relationship in CBT, medication, and combination treatment for anxious youth.  In J. Piacentini (Chair), Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS):  Predictors of response and 5-year outcomes.  Symposium conducted at the 121st Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Frank, H., Benito, K., Caporino, N.E., Freeman, J., Garcia, A., Josyula, P., & Kendall, P.C. (2013, April).  Family accommodation of anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents.  In N.E. Caporino (Chair), Child anxiety in the family context.  Symposium conducted at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  La Jolla, CA.

Caporino, N.E., Morgan, J., Storch, E.A., & Murphy, T.K. (2011, November).  Targeting the accommodation of pediatric OCD symptoms in family-based CBT.  In C. Caska & K. Renshaw (Chairs), Family members of those with OCD: Accommodation, attributions, and treatment.  Symposium conducted at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

Storch, E., Caporino, N., Morgan, J., DeNadai, A., Lewin, A., Rojas, A.,…Murphy, T.K. (2011, November).  CBT for pediatric OCD via web camera.  In C. Chow & C.L. Weiner (Chairs), Innovative treatments for anxiety disorders in youth:  Examining predictors, moderators, and mediators of treatment outcome.  Symposium conducted at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

Caporino, N.E., Storch, E.A., Morgan, J., Beckstead, J., Phares, V., & Murphy, T.K. (2010, November).  Family accommodation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.  In N.E. Caporino (Chair), Recent advances in pediatric OCD research.  Symposium conducted at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.