Emily Pariseau is a clinical extern at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides supervised evidence-based treatment for youth and families with anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders.
Emily is currently a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Boston University. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology from Trinity College and her master’s degree in psychology from Boston University. Previously, she worked at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), where she provided evidence-based treatments (cognitive behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, exposure and response prevention, behavioral activation, and habit reversal) for children and adults. Emily has experience working with children and adults with a variety of psychological disorders, including depression, adjustment disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, selective mutism and excoriation disorder. Additionally, while at CARD, Emily provided neuropsychological assessments for child and adults and gained experience consulting with teachers and other school staff regarding child anxiety and related behaviors.
Emily’s research is focused on the complex risk and protective factors that impact youth development, as well as empirically informed interventions that attempt to mitigate these risks. Following graduation from Trinity College, she worked as a research assistant at Yale University, evaluating parenting interventions for mothers with substance abuse disorders. She then transitioned to a research coordinator position at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she gained experience conducting research with children suffering from a wide range of medical and psychological diagnoses, as well as their families. Currently, Emily conducts research through the Child and Family Health Lab at Boston University. Under the supervision of Dr. Kristin Long, Emily’s research employs qualitative and quantitative methods to examine family processes and youth psychosocial functioning in the contexts of pediatric cancer and gender non-conformity.