department of psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

uripsymajor@gmail.com401.874.2193 (p); 401.874.2157 (f)

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Ellen Flannery-Schroeder

  • Professor, Director of Training in Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Phone: 401.874.4219
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  • Mailing Address: Chafee 303


Research interests include the nature of anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adults; efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatment and prevention programs for children at risk for anxiety; parent training and the role of family factors in the onset, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders.


Ph.D. 1997, Temple University
M.A. 1992, Connecticut College
B.A. 1990, Franklin and Marshall College


(*student author)

Smith*, A., & Flannery-Schroeder, E. (in press). Childhood emotional maltreatment and somatic complaints: The mediating role of alexithymia.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.

Gosch, E., & Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Brecher, R. (2012). School-based interventions for anxiety disorders. In R. Mennuti, A. Freeman, & R. Christner (Eds.), Cognitive behavioral interventions in educational settings, 2nd Edition. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Sieberg*, C., Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Plante, W. (2011). Children with co-morbid recurrent abdominal pain and anxiety disorders: Results from a multiple-baseline intervention study. Journal of Child Health Care, 126-139.

Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Lamb*, A. (2009). Cognitive-behavior therapy. In F. Andrasik & J. Matson (Eds.), Treating childhood psychopathology and developmental disabilities. (pp. 55-78). New York: Springer Publishing.

Suveg, C., Hudson, J., Brewer, G., Flannery-Schroeder, E., Gosch, E., & Kendall, P. C. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety-disordered youth: Secondary outcomes from a randomized clinical trial evaluating child and family modalities.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23,341-349.

Kendall, P.C., Hudson, J., Gosch, E., Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Suveg, C. (2008). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disordered youth: A randomized clinical trial evaluating child and family modalities.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 282-297.

Professional Interests

Professional interests include cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders; individual, family, and group approaches to treating anxious youth; indicated prevention for children at risk for anxiety.

Honors and Awards

June, 2010 Community Partnership Award Awarded by the Washington County Coalition for Children, Rhode Island

Graduate Student Research

Reichert, E. (2013). Childhood maltreatment, posttraumatic cognitions, and health outcomes among young adults, Doctoral dissertation.
Nanda, M. (2013). Parental psychological control and emotion dysregulation among anxious children: A transactional model, Doctoral dissertation.

Goodrich, L. (2013). Using structural equation modeling to understand acculturative stress and pediatric asthma in a Latino sample, Doctoral dissertation.

Smith, A. (2013) cognitive-behavioral treatment of childhood anxiety: examining a parent consultation model, Doctoral dissertation.

Eneh, U. (2013). Predicting readiness to seek mental health services in college students, Master’s thesis.

Lamb, A. (2012). Perceptions of undergraduate students who self-harm: Attitudes towards their behavior and treatment considerations, Doctoral dissertation.

Sieberg, C. (2009).Therapeutic treatments for children with recurrent abdominal pain: A multiple baseline pilot study, Doctoral Dissertation

Lamb, A. (2009).Deliberate self-harm in a college sample: Prevalence, characteristics, and correlates, Masters Thesis

Smith, A. (2009).Childhood emotional maltreatment, somatic complaints, and health care utilization: The mediating role of alexithymia, Masters Thesis

More Information

Learn about Dr. Flannery-Schroeder's Supervision and Leadership at The URI Child Anxiety Program.

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