Kristin Kunkle, PsyD
Instructor in Psychiatry at CUMC
Kristin Kunkle, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). Dr. Kunkle specializes in the evaluation and treatment of child, adolescent, and young adult anxiety disorders. She is also experienced in the treatment of mood and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Kunkle uses an evidence-based practice model to provide cognitive behavioral psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups.
Dr. Kunkle received her doctorate from Long Island University and devoted her graduate career to the evidence-based treatment of anxiety, mood, and disruptive behavior problems in children and adolescents. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in the child specialty track at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. Throughout her training, Dr. Kunkle provided cognitive-behavioral therapy to individuals in a variety of additional treatment facilities in the Greater New York City area, including Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Manhattan Psychology Group,PC, The Psychological Health Collaborative, PLLC, and the LIU-Post Psychological Services Center. Upon receiving her degree, Dr. Kunkle joined CUCARD's treatment team as a clinical postdoctoral fellow, where she further developed her clinical expertise in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She currently specializes in addressing separation anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, parent training, behavior management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In addition to her clinical services, Dr. Kunkle has presented at speaking engagements in New York City schools to raise awareness on youth mental health issues. She also lectures for CUCARD's didactic series as well as NYSPI's Child Psychiatry Resident Lecture Series. Furthermore, Dr. Kunkle is the author or co-author of published peer reviewed journal articles and papers presented at national conferences.
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Lecturer, Fundamentals of Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Kunkle,K.L. & Ortiz,C. (Article in press). Maternal treatment acceptability and preference of room time-out and deferred time-out escape contingencies.
Vidair,H.B., Fichter,C.N., Kunkle,K.L., & Boccia,A.S. (2012). Targeting parental anxiety and depression in the context of child anxiety treatment. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 21, 669-689.
Lemaster,K.B., Wagner,S.M., Tempel,A.B., & McNeil,C.B. (2010). A preliminary examination of the effects of behavioral descriptions on on-task behavior. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 15, 106-113.
Lemaster,K.B., Foley,K.P., & McNeil,C.B. (Spring 2008). The relation between maternal psychopathology and parent-child relationship. Poster presentation at the annual Tri-State Psychology Conference, Huntington, West Virginia.
Tempel, A.B., Wagner,S.M., Lemaster,K.B. & McNeil,C.B. (Fall 2008). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: The effects of behavioral descriptions on young children's on-task behavior.Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.