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Kaitlin P. Gallo, PhD

Clinical Instructor in Psychology; Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders and the IDEAS Center
Kaitlin P. Gallo, PhD

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Kaitlin P. Gallo, Ph.D. is a clinical psychology Postdoctoral Fellow and clinical instructor in the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders. Dr. Gallo specializes in the assessment and treatment of disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. Her approaches to treatment include cognitive behavior therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and parent management training.

Dr. Gallo is also a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Mental Health Implementation and Dissemination Science (IDEAS Center). Her research focuses on evaluating methods to increase the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments for children and adolescents in various settings.

Dr. Gallo received her A.B. in Psychology cum laude with highest departmental honors from Harvard University.  She then received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Dr. Gallo completed her clinical internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she gained experience providing cognitive behavior therapy in inpatient and outpatient settings to address a wide array of presenting problems in children, adolescents, and adults.

In addition to her clinical internship, Dr. Gallo previously provided treatment and conducted diagnostic assessments at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University, the Center for Early Detection Assessment & Response to Risk (CEDAR) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, and in K-12 school settings in the Boston area.

Dr. Gallo has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and Behavior Therapy.  She has presented her research at professional conferences, including the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She has received the Virginia A. Roswell Dissertation Award from ABCT, the APA Division 53 Student Achievement Award, the APA Division 12 Distinguished Student Practice Award in Clinical Psychology, the APA Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists Student Award, and the APA Section 10/Division 12 Presentation Award.