Sarah Kennedy, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-Child-CHC

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey (2008)
  • MS, University of Miami (2015)
  • PhD, University of Miami (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Puget Sound (WA) (2003)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Psychology (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Child-CHC

Professional Titles

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Publications

  • Holzman JBW, Hawks JL, Kennedy SM, Anthony BJ, Anthony LG. Parenting in a Pandemic: Preliminary Support for Delivering Brief Behavioral Parent Training Through Telehealth. Behav Modif. 2023 Jan;47(1):128-153. PubMed PMID: 35707864
  • Holzman JBW, Hawks JL, Kennedy SM, Anthony BJ, Anthony LG. Parenting in a Pandemic: Preliminary Support for Delivering Brief Behavioral Parent Training Through Telehealth. Behav Modif. 2023 Jan;47(1):128-153. PubMed PMID: 35707864
  • Kennedy, S. M., *Wilkie, D., Henry, L., Moe-Hartman, J., President, K., Townson, K., Anthony, L. G., & Hawks, J. L. (2023). The Unified Protocols for Children and Adolescents in partial hospitalization: Using implementation science frameworks to guide adaptation. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 30, 367-383.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2022.04.006
  • Goetz, A. R., Kennedy, S. M., Gifty, A. N., Lynn, H. M., Schneider, S. C., Cepeda, S. L., Weinzimmer, S. W., Shah, A. A., Goodman, W. K., Salloum, A., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Storch, E. A. (2023). Examining the effectiveness of the transdiagnostic unified protocol for emotional disorders delivered to youth following Hurricane Harvey. Child and Youth Care Forum, 52, 1413-1429.
  • Holzman JBW, Kennedy SM, Grassie HL, Ehrenreich-May J. Associations between dispositional parental emotion regulation and youth mental health symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Psychol Rev. 2022 Jul;95:102174. PubMed PMID: 35660196
  • Weinzimmer SA, Goetz AR, Guzick AG, Hana LM, Cepeda SL, Schneider SC, Kennedy SM, Amos Nwankwo GN, Christian CC, Shaw AM, Salloum A, Shah AA, Goodman WK, Ehrenreich-May J, Storch EA. Primary Outcomes for Adults Receiving the Unified Protocol after Hurricane Harvey in an Integrated Healthcare Setting. Community Ment Health J. 2022 Nov;58(8):1522-1534. PubMed PMID: 35377090
  • Kennedy SM, Tonarely NA, Halliday E, Ehrenreich-May J. A person-centered approach to understanding heterogeneity of youth receiving transdiagnostic treatment for emotional disorders. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2022 Mar;90(3):234-245. PubMed PMID: 35175069
  • Grassie HL, Kennedy SM, Halliday ER, Bainter SA, Ehrenreich-May J. Symptom-level networks of youth- and parent-reported depression and anxiety in a transdiagnostic clinical sample. Depress Anxiety. 2022 Mar;39(3):211-219. PubMed PMID: 35072967
  • Kennedy, S. M., Wilkie, D., Henry, L., Moe-Hartman, J., President, K., Townson, K., Anthony, L. G., & Hawks, J. L. (2022). The Unified Protocols for Children and Adolescents in partial hospitalization: Using implementation science frameworks to guide adaptation. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2022.04.006
  • Guzick, A. G., Leong, A. W., Dickinson, E. M., Schneider, S. C., Zopatti, K., Manis, J., Barth, A., Perez, M., Campo, D. M., Weinzimmer, S. A., Cepeda, S. L., Mathai, D., Shah, A., Goodman, W. K., Salloum, A., Kennedy, S. M., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Storch, E. A. (2022). Brief, parent-led, transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral teletherapy for youth with emotional problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Affective Disorders, 301, 130-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.01.034
  • Kennedy, S. M., Lanier, H., Ehrenreich-May, J. Salloum, A., & Storch, A. E. (2021). Development and implementation of a transdiagnostic, stepped-care approach to treating emotional disorders in children via telehealth. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 28(3), 350-363.
  • Kennedy, S. M. & Hawks, J. (2021). Lessons learned from a randomized controlled pilot trial testing an inhibitory learning approach to exposure in anxious youth. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 28(20), 241-258.
  • Tonarely, N. A., Kennedy, S. M., Halliday, E., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2021). Impact of youth transdiagnostic treatment on parents’ own emotional responding and socialization behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1141-1155.
  • Romani, P. W., Kennedy, S. M., Sheffield, K., Ament, A. M., Schiel, M., Hawks, J., & Murphy, J. (2021). Pediatric mental healthcare providers’ perceptions of the delivery of partial-hospitalization and outpatient services via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1-14.
  • Ehrenreich-May, J., & Kennedy, S. M. (2021). Applications of the Unified Protocols for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kennedy. S. M., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2021). An introduction to the Unified Protocols for Children and Adolescents. In J. Ehrenreich-May & S. M. Kennedy (Eds.). Applications of the unified protocols for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hawks, J. L., Kennedy, S. M., & Holzman, J. B. W. (2021). Treatment of irritability using the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children. In J. Ehrenreich-May & S. M. Kennedy (Eds.). Applications of the unified protocols for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hawks, J. L, Kennedy, S. M., Holzman, J. B. W., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2020). Development and application of an innovative transdiagnostic treatment approach for pediatric irritability. Behavior Therapy, 51, 334-349.
  • Ehrenreich-May, J., Simpson, G., Stewart, L. M., Kennedy, S. M., Rowley, A. N., Beaumont, A., Alessandri, M., Storch, E. A., Laugeson, E. A., Frankel, F. D., & Wood, J. J. (2020). Treatment of anxiety in older adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 83, 1-32.
  • Kennedy, S. M., Halliday, E., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2020). Identifying predictors and early indicators of non-response to a transdiagnostic treatment for children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1-15.
  • Kennedy, S. M., Lanier, H., Ehrenreich-May, J. Salloum, A., & Storch, A. E. (2020). Development and implementation of a transdiagnostic, stepped-care approach to treating emotional disorders in children via telehealth. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2020.06.001
  • Kennedy, S. M. & Hawks, J. (2020). A randomized controlled pilot trial testing an inhibitory learning approach to exposure in anxious youth. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
  • Ehrenreich-May, J., & Kennedy, S. M. (In Press). Applications of the Unified Protocols for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kennedy. S. M., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (In Press). An introduction to the Unified Protocols for Children and Adolescents. In J. Ehrenreich-May & S. M. Kennedy (Eds.). Applications of the unified protocols for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hawks, J. L., Kennedy, S. M., & Holzman, J. B. W. (In Press). Treatment of irritability using the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children. In J. Ehrenreich-May & S. M. Kennedy (Eds.). Applications of the unified protocols for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Smith, P. A., Van Horn, A., McCollum, S., Christian, C., Kennedy, S. M., & Storch, E. (In Press). Integrating group and tele-therapy into public school settings: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Family Strengths.
  • Nwankwo, G. N.A., Kook, M., Goetz, A. R., Campos, J. M. A., Cepeda, S. L., Hana, L. M., Weinzimmer, S. A., Schneider, S. C., Kennedy, S. M., Ehrenreich-May. J., Shah, A. A., Salloum, A., & Storch, E. A. (In Press). Characterizing the psychological distress of treatment-seeking youth and adults impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Psychiatry Research Communications.
  • Kennedy, S. M., Tonarely, N. N., Halliday, E., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (In Press). A person-centered approach to understanding heterogeneity of youth receiving transdiagnostic treatment for emotional disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  • Tonarely, N. A., Kennedy, S. M., Halliday, E., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (In Press). Impact of youth transdiagnostic treatment on parents’ own emotional responding and socialization behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Kennedy, S. M., Henderson-Davis, V., Henry, L., Hawks, J. L., Diaz, K. I., Crabbs, T., Khindria, N., Moe-Hartman, J., Nook, L., President, K. F., Stovall, S., & Anthony, L. G. (In Press). Pilot acceptability and evaluation of partial hospitalization treatment incorporating transdiagnostic, cognitive-behavioral intervention. Behavior Therapy.
  • Riddle, D. B., Guzick, A. G., Salloum, A., Kennedy, S. M., Shah, A., Goodman, W. K., Mathai, D. S., Leong, A. W., Dickinson,. M., Ayton, D. M., Weinzimmer, S. A., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Storch, E. A. (In Press). Predictors of treatment outcomes for parent-led, transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with emotional problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Child and Youth Care Forum.
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Phobias
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Panic Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Child and Teen Health - Parenting
  • Child and Teen Health
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey (2008)
  • MS, University of Miami (2015)
  • PhD, University of Miami (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Puget Sound (WA) (2003)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Psychology (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Child-CHC
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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