Kathryn Roberts is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of child anxiety and related repetitive behaviors. She recently completed her post-doctoral fellow at the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and biochemistry from The College of William and Mary in 2009 and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware in 2016. Dr. Roberts completed her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Roberts has a particular interest in mechanisms that underlie the co-occurrence of such presentations and completed her dissertation research on the neural correlates of inhibitory control difficulties seen across tic disorders, trichotillomania, and autism. She has presented her research at professional conferences, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and has been published in journals like Psychophysiology and Biological Psychology. In addition to COTTAGe, Dr. Roberts has worked as a clinician at CHOP’s Center for Autism Research, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.