Faculty

Caitlin M Conner, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213

Education & Training

PhD
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Clinical Psychology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Family MedicineClinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePsychiatry

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Society for Autism Research
Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Research Interests

Autism spectrum disorder; Emotional awareness and regulation; Mindfulness
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. White SW, Smith IC, Miyazaki Y, Conner CM, Elias RM & Capriola-Hall N. (2019). Improving transition to adulthood for students with autism: A randomized controlled trial of STEPS. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Online first article. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2019.1669157
  2. Conner CM & White SW. (2018). Brief report: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy for individual mindfulness therapy for adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(1), 290-300. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3312-0
  3. Conner CM, Cramer RD & McGonigle JJ. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of self-report questionnaires and assessment of autism spectrum disorders in adults. Autism in Adulthood, 1(1), 60-68. doi: 10.1089/aut.2018.0023
  4. Conner CM, White SW, Beck KB, Golt J, Smith IC & Mazefsky CA. (2019). Improving emotion regulation ability in autism: The Emotion Awareness and Skills Enhancement (EASE) Program. Autism, 23(5), 1273-1287. doi:10.1177/1362361318810709
  5. White SW, Simmons GL, Gotham KO, Conner CM, Smith IC, Beck KB & Mazefsky CA. (2018). Psychosocial treatments targeting anxiety and depression in adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder: Review of the latest research and recommended future directions. Current Psychiatry Review, 20(82), doi: 10.1007/s11920-018-0949.