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Wendy Silverman, PhD, ABPP

Psychiatry, Psychology
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Wendy Silverman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at the Yale Child Study Center who treats children with anxiety and phobias. She specializes in differential diagnosis, a process of distinguishing a patient’s condition from others that have similar symptoms. She also specializes in developing and testing novel treatments to reduce anxiety and phobias.

During her decades-long career, Silverman has seen exciting improvements in treatments that help reduce a child’s anxiety. 

“It’s satisfying to see how the results of my decades of research and others have led to new and improved treatments that have helped children and families manage the child’s anxiety,” Silverman says. “It is reassuring for patients and families to learn that their treatments are backed by strong evidence.”

Silverman is the director of the Yale Child Study Center Anxiety and Mood Disorders program. 


  • Alfred A. Messer Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology
  • Director, Yale Child Study Center Program for Anxiety Disorders

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Case Western Reserve Univ (1981)

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