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Nicole Caporino

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology

Dr. Caporino’s 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. Dr. Caporino is particularly interested in addressing family variables that are related to less favorable response to CBT. Another goal of Dr. Caporino’s 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. **Dr. Caporino is planning to accept a doctoral student for 2017-2018.


Ph.D., Psychology (Clinical), University of South Florida M.A., Psychology (Clinical), University of South Florida B.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Partial list of peer-reviewed journal articles:

Caporino, N.E., Read, K.L., Shiffrin, N.D., Settipani, C., Compton, S.N., Sherrill, J.,…Kendall, P.C. (in press).  Sleep-related problems and the effects of anxiety treatment in children and adolescents.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Caporino, N.E., Herres, J., Kendall, P.C., & Wolk, C.B. (2016). Dysregulation in youth with anxiety disorders:  Relationship to acute and 7- to 19-year follow-up outcomes of cognitive-behavioral therapy.  Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 47(4), 539-547.

Caporino, N.E., & Storch, E.A. (2016).  Personalizing the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder:  Evidence for predictors and moderators of treatment outcomes.  Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 3(1), 73-85.

Benito, K., Caporino, N.E., Frank, H.E., Ramanujam, K., Garcia, A., Freeman, J., Kendall, P.C., Geffken, G., & Storch, E.A. (2015).  Development of the Pediatric Accommodation Scale:  Reliability and validity of clinician- and parent-report measures.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 29(1), 14-24.

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.