Following internship, Rebecca accepted an appointment in the Medical Psychology division of Duke University Medical Center. Rebecca worked at the Duke Child and Family Study Center for 10 years prior to starting TCBH. While at Duke, Rebecca:
provided outpatient clinical assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, and families. She developed extensive experience using a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach with individuals with OCD, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and learning disorders.
worked as a pediatric psychologist focusing on treating emotional/behavioral struggles in children suffering from medical disorders. She specifically worked with children with gastrointestinal difficulties (including irritable bowel disorder (IBD), encopresis, constipation), urinary difficulties, feeding disorders including rumination, chronic and acute pain, seizure disorders, non-epileptic seizure episodes, cancer, diabetes, and sickle cell disease.
developed the Obsessive-Compulsive Intensive Outpatient Therapy clinic in 2004 designed to help those with severe OCD, individuals from parts of the country who do not have access to OCD care, or those for whom traditional therapy timelines are not feasible. As director, she worked directly with clients and trained other clinicans to provide this type of specialized care
was appointed Assistant Director of the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic 2010 where she trained psychology interns, Ph.D. psychology graduate students, and psychiatry residents on CBT techniques for a wide range of child and adolescent emotional and behavioral disoders.
coordinated clinical services for new clients for the Duke Child and Family Study Center
served as a diagnostic evaluator on several national and multi-site treatment studies for children, adolescents, and adults within the areas of childhood anxiety (CAMS, POTS II, POTSjr), teenage depression/suicide (TASA), and older adult depression and marriage. She additionally served as a therapist on a study examining relationship therapy for adults diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
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