Caitlin M Conner, PhD

Caitlin M Conner, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street

Education & Training

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

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

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

Research Interests

Emotion awareness in ASD; Adapting mindfulness for ASD; Suicidality in ASD
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Conner CM, Golt J, Righi G, Shaffer R, Siegel M, Mazefsky CA. A comparative study of suicidality and its association with emotion regulation impairment in large ASD and US census-matched samples. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Oct; 50(10):3545-3560. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04370-1. PMID: 31939083.
  2. Beck KB, Conner CM, White SW, Mazefsky CA. Mindfulness 'Here and Now': Strategies for Helping Adolescents with Autism. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry. 2020 Oct.; 59 (10): 1125-1127. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2020.07.004
  3. White SW, Conner CM, Beck KB, Mazefsky CA. Clinical Update: the Implementation of Evidence-Based Emotion Regulation Treatment for Youth with Autism. Evidence- Based Treatment in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2020 May [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1080/23794925.2020.1796551
  4. Conner CM, White SW, Scahill L, Mazefsky CA. The role of emotion regulation in the experience of anxiety in autism. Autism, Special Issue on Mental Health Across the Lifespan. 2020 May; 24(4): 931-940. doi: 10.1177/1362361320904217. PMID: 32050774.
  5. Conner CM, White SW, Beck KB, Golt J, Smith IC, Mazefsky CA. Improving emotion regulation ability in autism: The Emotion Awareness and Skills Enhancement (EASE) program. Autism. 2019 Jul; 23(5):1273-1287. doi:10.1177/1362361318810709. PMID: 30400749.

Clinical Interests

Co-occurring psychopathology in autism; Adapting mindfulness for autism