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Carla Kalvin

Lecturer in the Child Study Center

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Carla Kalvin



Carla Kalvin is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Sukhodolsky. Carla received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Penn State University in 2018, after which she began her fellowship at Yale Child Study Center. Carla’s research focuses on 1) mechanisms underlying the development of disruptive behaviors, anxiety, and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents and 2) cognitive-behavioral interventions for children with these disorders. At Penn State, Carla studied the social-emotional correlates and developmental trajectories of aggressive behavior, as well as the use of school-based intervention to prevent the development of conduct disorder in high-risk youth. In Dr. Sukhodolsky’s lab, Carla’s research has continued to focus on the mechanisms and treatment of disruptive behaviors and has also included a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Currently, Carla is examining the emotional and behavioral difficulties of children with ASD (e.g., anger, anxiety) as well as the use of cognitive-behavioral interventions for these populations. Carla also serves as a clinician on the lab’s clinical trial of CBT for anxiety in children with ASD, and she is a fellow on the NIMH T32 Research Training Program directed by Dr. Michael Crowley.

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