Specialty Areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Office Location: Manhattan
Briannon O’Connor, PhD, is currently a postdoctoral fellow within the Center for Mental Health Implementation and Dissemination Science in States (IDEAS Center). She has substantial clinical and research experience with a wide variety of evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents, and their families.
Dr. O’Connor’s clinical expertise includes evidence-based behavioral treatment of ADHD and other disruptive behavior disorders, as well as anxiety and mood disorders. In addition, she has specialized training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), organizational and study skills interventions for adolescents, behavioral sleep medicine, and behavioral treatment for pediatric obesity.
Dr. O’Connor is currently involved in several research projects focused on enhancing the dissemination and implementation of effective mental health services for youth.
Dr. O’Connor earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at The State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her internship training in child clinical psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Center for ADHD. She is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the IDEAS Center.
In addition to her clinical internship, prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. O’Connor gained experience providing evidence-based treatments and conducting clinical research at the Center for Children and Families at The State University of New York at Buffalo, and in many community settings, including school settings in the Buffalo area, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and Boys and Girls Clubs in western New York.
Dr. O’Connor has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in journals such as The Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, The Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, School Mental Health, Clinical Psychology Review, and international journals, including Eating Behaviors. She has presented her research at numerous professional conferences and annual meetings, and is currently a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Society for Clinical Child Psychology (APA Division 53).