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Authored Books

Beidel BookD.C. Beidel & C.A. Alfano (2011), Childhood Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment (2nd edition). Taylor & Francis/Routledge Mental Health; New York, NY.

Edited Books

Alfano Book

C.A. Alfano & D.C. Beidel (2011), Social Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults: Translating Developmental Science into Practice. American Psychological Association; Washington, D.C.

Alfano Book

C.A. Alfano & D.C. Beidel (2014), Comprehensive Evidence Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents. John Wiley & Sons; Hoboken, NJ

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Cowie, J., Palmer, C., Hussain, H. & Alfano, C.A. (in press). Parental Over-involvement in Infant Sleep Routines Predicts Differential Sleep Patterns in Children with and without Anxiety Disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Palmer, C. & Alfano, C.A. (in press). Sleep and Emotion Regulation: An Organizing, Integrative Review. Sleep Medicine Reviews.

Reynolds, K. & Alfano, C.A. (in press). Emotional reactivity mediates the link between childhood bedtime problems and adolescent internalizing symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Reynolds, K. & Alfano, C.A. (in press). Things that go bump in the night: frequency and predictors of nightmares in anxious and non-anxious children. Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Alfano, C.A., Lau, S., Balderas, J., Bunnell, B., & Beidel, D.C. (2016). The impact of military deployment on children: placing developmental risk in context. Clinical Psychology Review, 43, 17-29.

Fillo, J. Alfano, C.A., Smits, A.J., Davis, M.L. Rosenfield, D., Marcus, B.H., Church, T., Powers, M.B. Otto, M.W., Baird, S.O. & Zvolensky, M.J. (2016). Emotion Dysregulation Explains Relations between Sleep Disturbance and Smoking Quit-Related Cognition and Behavior. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 6-12.

De Los Reyes, A., Alfano, C.A., Lau, S., Augenstein, T.M., & Borelli, J.L. (2016). Can We Use Convergence between Caregiver Reports of Adolescent Mental Health to Index Severity of Adolescent Mental Health Concerns? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 109-123.

Alfano, C.A. Patriquin, M. & De Los Reyes, A. (2015). Subjective – Objective Sleep Comparisons and Discrepancies among Clinically-Anxious and Healthy Children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1343-1353.

McMakin, D.L. & Alfano, C.A. (2015). Sleep and Anxiety from Childhood to Early Adolescence. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 28, 483-489.

Reynolds, K., Gradisar, M.G. & Alfano, C.A. (2015). Sleep in Children and Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Sleep Medicine Clinics, 10, 133-141.

Beidel, D. C., Alfano, C. A., Rao, P., Scharfstein, L. A., & Kofler, M. (2014). The Impact of Social Skills Training For Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorder, 28, 908-918.

Mellick, W., Alfano, C.A. & Sharp, C. (2014). The role of BIS/BAS in the vulnerability for depression in adolescent girls. Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 17-21.

Smith, V., Leppert, K., Alfano, C.A. & Dougherty, L. (2014). Construct Validity of the Parent-Child Sleep Interactions Scale (PSIS): Associations with Parenting, Family Stress, and Psychopathology. Sleep Medicine, 15, 942-951.

Patriquin, M., Mellman, T., Glaze. D. & Alfano, C.A. (2014). Polysomnographic sleep characteristics of generally-anxious and healthy children assessed in the home environment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 161, 79-83.

Cowie, J., Alfano, C.A., Patriquin, M. Reynolds, K., Clementi, M. & Talavera, D. (2014). Addressing Sleep in Children with Anxiety Disorders. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 9, 137-148.

Clementi, M. & Alfano, C.A. (2014). Targeted Behavioral Therapy for childhood generalized anxiety disorder: A time-series analysis of changes in anxiety and sleep. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 215–222.

Alfano, C.A., Reynolds, K.C., Reddy, R., Reuter, T., Pane, P & Sharp, C. (2014). Poor sleep quality is related to decreased emotional arousal in healthy girls. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 5, 168-177.

Alfano, C.A., Smith, V., Reynolds, K., Reddy, R. & Dougherty, L. (2013). The Parent-Child Sleep Interactions Scale (PSIS) for Preschoolers: Factor Structure and Initial Psychometric Properties. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9, 1153-1160

Alfano, C.A., Reynolds, K.C. Scott, N., Dahl, R.E. & Mellman, T.A. (2013). Polysomnographic sleep pattern of non-medicated, non-depressed children with generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders,147, 379-384.

Alfano, C.A. (2012). Are children with ‘pure’ generalized anxiety disorder functionally impaired? A comparison with comorbid and healthy children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 739-745.

Kim, K.L., Reynolds, K. & Alfano, C.A. (2012). Social functioning in children with obsessive compulsive disorder: do comorbid ADHD symptoms account for impairment? Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1, 228–233.

Hall Brown, T., Mellman, T.A., Alfano, C.A. & Weems, C.F. (2011). Sleep Fears, Sleep Disturbance and PTSD symptoms in Minority Youth Exposed to Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24, 575-80.

Scharfstein, L., Alfano, C.A., Beidel, D.C. & Wong, N. (2011). Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder Do Not Have Peer Problems, Just Fewer Friends. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. On-line Ahead of Print.

Alfano, C.A. & Kim, K.L. (2011). Objective sleep patterns and symptom severity in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): A pilot study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 835-839.

Rooney, M., Alfano, C.A., Parr, A. & Walsh, K. (2011). Differential diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive, inattentive and sleep symptoms in a 7-year-old with PDD-NOS. Journal of Clinical Case Studies, 21, 133-46.

De Los Reyes, A., Alfano, C.A., & Beidel, D.C. (2011). Are clinicians' assessments of improvements in children's functioning "Global"? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40, 281–294.

Beidel, D.C., Rao, P.A., Scharfstein, L. Wong, N. & Alfano, C.A. (2010). Social skills and social phobia: an investigation of DSM-IV subtypes. Behavior Research and Therapy, 48, 992-1001.

Alfano, C.A., Pina, A.A., Zerr, A.G. & Villalta, I.K. (2010). Pre-sleep arousal and sleep problems of anxiety-disordered youth. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 41, 156–167.

De Los Reyes, A., Alfano, C.A., & Beidel, D.C. (2010). The relations among measurements of informant discrepancies within a multisite trial of treatments for childhood social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 395-404.

Alfano, C.A. & Gamble, A. (2009). The role of sleep in childhood psychiatric disorders. Child Youth Care Forum, 38, 327–340

Alfano, C.A., Pina, A.A., Villata, I.K., Beidel, D.C., Ammerman, R.T. & Crosby, L., (2009). Mediators and moderators of outcome in the behavioral treatment of childhood social phobia. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 48, 945-953.

Alfano, C.A., Zakem, A.H., Costa, N.M., Taylor, L.K. & Weems, C.F. (2009). Sleep problems and their relation to cognitive factors, anxiety and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. Depression & Anxiety, 26, 503-512.

Alfano, C.A., Beidel, D.C. & Turner, S.M. (2008). Negative self-imagery in adolescents with social phobia: a test of an adult model of the disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 327-336.

Kingery, J., Ginsburg, G.S. & Alfano, C.A. (2007). Somatic symptoms and anxiety among African American adolescents. Journal of Black Psychology, 33, 363-378.  

Alfano, C.A., Ginsburg, G.S. & Kingery, J. (2007). Sleep-related problems among children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 224-232.

Alfano, C.A., Beidel, D.C. & Turner, S.M. (2006). Cognitive correlates of social phobia among children and adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34, 182-194.

Alfano, C.A., Beidel, D.C., Turner, S.M. & Lewin, D.S. (2006). Preliminary evidence for sleep complaints among children referred for anxiety. Sleep Medicine, 7, 467-473.

Alfano, C.A., Beidel, D.C. & Turner, S.M. (2002). Cognition in childhood anxiety: Conceptual, developmental, and methodological issues. Clinical Psychology Review, 22, 1209-1238.

Pina, A.A., Silverman, W.K., Alfano, C.A., & Saavedra, L.M. (2002). Diagnostic efficiency of symptoms in the diagnosis of DSM-IV generalized anxiety disorder in youth. Journal of Child Psychology, Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 43, 1-9.

Beidel, D.C., Ferrell, C., Alfano, C.A., & Yeganeh, R. (2001). The treatment of childhood Social Anxiety Disorder. The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24, 831-845.