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

Autism spectrum disorder; Emotional awareness and regulation; Mindfulness
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Conner CM, Golt J, Righi G, Shaffer R, Siegel M, Mazefsky CA. (2020). A Comparative Study of Suicidality and Its Association with Emotion Regulation Impairment in Large ASD and US Census-Matched Samples. J Autism Dev Disord. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04370-1
  2. Conner CM, White SW, Scahill L, Mazefsky CA. (2020). The role of emotion regulation and core autism symptoms in the experience of anxiety in autism. Autism. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1177/1362361320904217
  3. Conner CM, Cramer RD & McGonigle JJ. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of self-report questionnaires and assessment of autism spectrum disorders in adults. Autism in Adulthood, 1(1), 60-68. doi: 10.1089/aut.2018.0023
  4. Conner CM, White SW, Beck KB, Golt J, Smith IC, & Mazefsky CA. (2019). Improving emotion regulation ability in autism: The Emotion Awareness and Skills Enhancement (EASE) Program. Autism, 23(5), 1273-1287. doi:10.1177/1362361318810709
  5. White SW, Simmons GL, Gotham KO, Conner CM, Smith IC, Beck KB & Mazefsky CA. (2018). Psychosocial treatments targeting anxiety and depression in adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder: Review of the latest research and recommended future directions. Current Psychiatry Review, 20(82), doi: 10.1007/s11920-018-0949