Jennifer A. Herren, PhD


Jennifer Herren, PhD is a staff psychologist at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) and a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. She specializes in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy in treatment of pediatric anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Dr. Herren is also a senior clinical consultant and trainer in the use of the treatment intervention, Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), and serves as a co-investigator on the R01: Quality Assessment in Exposure Therapy. 

Herren received her BA from Maryville College and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her predoctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she gained specific training in pediatric psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship, specializing in child and adolescent psychology, at Judge Baker Children’s Center and Harvard University. 

She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Her research interests focus on how to effectively disseminate and increase use of evidence-based practices in community practice as well as on the etiology and treatment of comorbid anxiety and depression.

Podcast: What Is School Refusal and How to Handle It

In this episode of Bradley Hospital's Mindcast, Jennifer Herren, PhD, discusses what drives kids to avoid returning to school and how to ease the anxieties that come with going back to school.



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  • Post Graduate:  University of Texas
  • Fellowship:  Harvard Medical School