Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Grand Rounds: Emily Becker-Haimes

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium and


“Clinicians are Humans Too: The Importance of Attending to Clinician Distress in the Context of EBP Implementation”

CEU: CME, APA, Social Work
COI: None


Emily Becker-Haimes

Emily Becker-Haimes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Emily M. Becker-Haimes, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Anxiety Treatment Center at Hall Mercer (PATCH) program. She is a clinical psychologist and implementation scientist dedicated to improving mental healthcare for youth.

Dr. Becker-Haimes’ research dually focuses on treatment optimization for pediatric anxiety and related disorders and studying how to optimize the implementation of evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy into community settings. Dr. Becker-Haimes is the author of the Resource for Exposures for Anxiety Disordered Youth (READY) Toolkit ( and has developed and led research concerning the implementation and utilization of exposure therapy in diverse clinical settings. Dr. Becker-Haimes has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and her work is funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and the International OCD Foundation. She has received several national awards for her work, including the Future Directions Launch Award from the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Outstanding New Investigator Award from the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.

Clinically, Dr. Becker-Haimes is an expert in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with expertise in the application of exposure therapy for anxious youth with complex comorbidities. She has trained hundreds of clinicians in the application of exposure therapy and is dedicated to advancing the reach of exposure therapy to all youth who might benefit. Dr. Becker-Haimes also conducts the initial diagnostic evaluations for youth receiving services through the PATCH program and provides clinical supervision to PATCH clinicians and trainees.

Dr. Becker-Haimes received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D in child clinical psychology from the University of Miami. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.