Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Anxiety Disorders and their Treatment, Computer-Assisted Mental Health Services for Youth


Dr. Kendall is an active researcher, scholar, and clinician. His CV lists approximately 800 publications, including over 35 books and over 20 treatment manuals and workbooks. His treatment programs have been translated into over a dozen languages, and he has had over 35 years of grant support from various agencies (NIMH, NICHD, MacArthur). Having received many thousands of citations per year, he was placed among an elite handful of the most “Highly-Cited” individuals in all of the social and medical sciences. In a quantitative analysis of the publications by and citations to all members of the faculty in the 157 American Psychological Association approved programs in clinical psychology, Dr. Kendall ranked 5th. In early 2020, his Google Scholar H Index was 129.

Dr. Kendall has garnered prestigious awards: Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, inaugural Research Recognition Award from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “Great Teacher” award from Temple University, identified as a “top therapist” in the tristate area by Philadelphia Magazine, and a named chair and Distinguished University Professorship at Temple University.  In 2016, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy recognized him with the “Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy.”  Among his enduring contributions, he was given the Award for "Most valuable Paper with Enduring Impact." The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy Award took nominations from 30 journals of impactful papers published at least 30 years ago. His paper from 1988 entitled "The anxious child: Cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies" was selected as the winner.

In March of 2019, Temple University gave him its “2018-2019 Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award,” and in May of the same year he was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” from the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association and the “Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award, awarded by SSCP (Division 12, of APA) at the APS (Association for Psychological Science) national convention. 

In recognition of outstanding contributions to clinical psychology the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine awarded an honorary 2019 doctorate [“Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa”] from the School of Professional and Applied Psychology and the School of Health Sciences. 

Dr. Kendall has been president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of APA as well as President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT, now ABCT). ABCT recognized and awarded him for his “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Educational / Training Activities.” Most recently, Dr. Kendall was awarded “ABCTs 2019 Career/Lifetime Achievement Award,” conferred at the ABCT convention.

Dr. Kendall has contributed as a basic scientist, theorist, teacher, administrative leader, and public intellectual. His contributions include seminal work on the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth, cognitive-behavioral theory, assessment, treatment, research methodology, and in the conceptualizing and understanding of the psychopathology and treatment of children and adolescents. Dr. Kendall is known for his clinical sensitivity, rigorous research methodology, creative and integrative approaches, and commitment to graduate mentoring.


Selected Publications

  • Bai, S., Ricketts, E., Thamrin, H., Piacentini, J., Albano, A., Compton, S., Ginsburg, G., Sakolsky, D., Keeton, C., Kendall, P. C., & Peris, T. (2020).  Longitudinal study of sleep and internalizing problems in youth treated for pediatric anxiety disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 67-77.
  • Wu, M., Caporino, N., Peris, T., Pérez, J., Thamrin, H., Albano, A., Kendall, P. C., Walkup, J., Birmaher, B., Compton, S., & Piacentini, J. (2020). The impact of treatment expectations on exposure process and treatment outcome in childhood anxiety disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 79-89.
  • Silk, J., Pramana, I., Lindhiem, O., Kendall, P. C., Rosen, D., Sequiera, S. & Parmanto, B. (2020). Using a smartphone app and clinician portal to enhance the efficacy of brief cognitive behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety disorders: a Pilot open trial. Behavior Therapy, 51, 69-84.
  • Cervin, M., Storch, E., Piacentini, J.,Birmaher, B., Compton, S., Albano, A., Gosch, E., Walkup, J., & Kendall, P. C. (2020). Symptom‐specific effects of cognitive‐behavioral therapy, sertraline, and their combination in a large randomized controlled trial of pediatric anxiety disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61, 492-502.
  • Crane, M. E. & Kendall, P. C. (2020). Psychometric evaluation of the child and parent Versions of the Coping Questionnaire. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10578-020-00975-w
  • Southam-Gerow, M., Bonifay, W., McLeod, B., Cox, J., Violante, S., Kendall, P. C., & Weisz, J. R.  (2020). Generalizability and decision studies of a treatment adherence instrument. Assessment, 27, 321-333.
  • Makover, H., Kendall, P. C., Olino, T., Carper, M., Albano, A. M., Piacentini, J., Peris, T., Langley, A., Gonzalez, A., Ginsburg, G., Compton, S., Birmaher, B., Sakolsky, D., Keeton, C., & Walkup, J.  (2020). Mediators of youth anxiety outcomes 3 to 12 years after treatment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 70, 102188. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102188. 
  • Norris, L & Kendall, P. C.  (2020). A close look into Coping Cat: Strategies within an empirically supported treatment for anxiety in youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, x-x.
  • Martinsen, K., Rasmussen, L., Holem. T., Sund, A., Patras, J., Kendall, P. C., Waaktaar, T., & Neumer, S. (2019). Prevention of anxiety and depression in school children: Effectiveness of the trasndiagnostic EMOTION program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 212-219. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000360  
  • Skriner, L., Chu, B., Kaplan, M., Bodden, D., Bogels, S., Kendall, P. C., Nauta, M., Silverman, W., Wood, J., Barker, D., de la Torre, J., Saavedra, L., & Xie, M. (2019). Trajectories and predictors of response in youth anxiety CBT: Integrative data analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 198-211. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000367  
  • Silk, J., Price, R., Rosen, D., Ryan, N., Forbes, E., Siegle, G., Dahl, R., McMakin, D., Kendall P. C. & Ladouceur, C. (2019). A longitudinal follow-up study examining adolescent depressive symptoms as a function of prior anxiety treatment. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 58, 359-367.  doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.10.012
  • McLeod, B., Southam-Gerow, M., Jensen-Doss, A., Hogue, A., Kendall, P. C., & Weisz, J. (2019). Benchmarking treatment adherence and therapist competence in individual cognitive-behavioral treatment for youth anxiety disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48 (S1), S234-S246.  doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1381914  
  • Lee, P., Zehgeer, A., Ginsburg, G., McCracken, J., Keeton, C., Kendall, P. C., Birmaher, B., Sakolsky, D., Walkup, J., Peris, T., Albano, A. M., & Compton, S. (2019).  Child and adolescent adherence with cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety: Predictors and associations with outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48 (S1), S215-S226. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1310046
  • Keeton, C., Caporino, N., Kendall, P. C., Iyengar, S., Lee, P., Peris, T., Sakolsky, D., Piacentini, J., Compton, S., Albano, A., Birmaher, B., & Ginsburg, G. (2019, October). Mood and suicidality outcomes 3-11 years following pediatric anxiety disorder treatment. Depression and Anxiety, 36, 930-940. DOI: 10.1002/da.22944
  • McGuire, J., Caporino, N., Palitz, S., Kendall, P. C., Albano, A., Ginsburg, G., Birmaher, B., Walkup, J., & Piacentini, J. (2019). Integrating evidence-based assessment into clinical practice for pediatric anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 2019, 36, 744-752.  DOI: 10.1002/da.22944.
  • Peterman, J., Carper, M., & Kendall, P. C. (2019).  Testing the habituation-based model of exposures for child and adolescent anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48 (S1), S34-S44. 
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  • Davis, J., Kendall, P. C., & Suveg, C. (2019). Emotional awareness predicts specific cognitive-behavioral therapy outcomes for anxious youth. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 50, 557-565.  
  • Crawford, E., Burke, T., Siegel, D., Jager-Hyman, S., Alloy, L., & Kendall, P. C. (2019). Somatic symptoms of anxiety and suicidal ideation among treatment-seeking youth with anxiety disorders. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 49, 811-825. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12479
  • Kiff, C., Ernestus, S., Gonzalez, A., Kendall, P. C., Albano, A. M., Compton, S., Birmaher, B., Ginsburg, G. S., Rynn, M., Walkup, J., McCracken, J., & Piacentini, J.  (2018). The interplay of familial and individual risk in predicting clinical improvements in pediatric anxiety disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, S542-S554. doi/10.1080/15374416.2018.146848
  • Swan, A., Kendall, P. C., Olino, T., Ginsburg, G., Keeton, C., Compton, S., Piacentini, J., Peris, T., Sakolsky, D., Birmaher, B., & Albano, A. M. (2018). Results from the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Extended Long-term Study (CAMELS): Functional outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86, 738-750. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000334  
  • Villabø, M., Narayanan, M., Compton, S., Kendall, P. C., & Neumer, S. (2018). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety: An effectiveness evaluation in community practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86, 751-764. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000326   
  • Palitz, S. Caporino, N., McGuire, J., Piacentini, J., Albano, A., Birmaher, B., Walkup, J., Compton, S., Ginsburg, G. & Kendall, P. C. (2018). Defining treatment response and remission in youth anxiety: A signal detection analysis with the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57,418-427.
  • La Buissoniere-Ariza, V., Wood, J., Kendall, P. C., McBride, N., Cepeda, S., Small, B., Lewin, A., Kerns, C., & Storch, E. (2018). Presentation and correlates of hoarding behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders and comorbidanxiety or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 4167-4178.​ Doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3645-3.
  • Kendall, P. C. & Frank, H. (2018). Implementing evidence-based treatment protocols: Flexibility within fidelity. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 25, 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/cpsp.12271.
  • Kagan, E., Frank, H. & Kendall, P. C. (2018). Accommodation in youths’ mental health: Evidence and issues. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 227-232.
  • Kendall, P. C., Crane, M., & Phillips, K. (2018). LEAPing ahead in clinical training. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 25, 1-3.
  • Silk, J., Tan, P., Ladouceur, C., Meller, S., Siegle, G., McMakin, D., Forbes, E., Dahl, R., Kendall, P. C., Mannarino, A., & Ryan, N. (2018).  A randomized clinical trial comparing individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Centered Therapy for child anxiety disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 542-554. 
  • Ginsburg, G.,   Becker-Haimes, E., Keeton, C., Kendall, P. C., Iyengar, S., Sakolsky, D., Albano, A. M., Peris, T., Compton, S., &Piacentini, J. (2018).  Results from the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Extended Long-Term Study (CAMELS): Primary anxiety outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57, 471-480.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.03.017
  • Herres, J., Caporino, N., Cummings, C., & Kendall, P. C. (2018). Emotional reactivity to daily events in youth with anxiety disorders. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 31, 387-401.
  • McLeod, B., Southam-Gerow, M., Rodriguez, A., Quinoy, A., Arnold, C., Kendall, P. C., & Weisz, J. (2018). Development and initial psychometrics for a therapist competence instrument for CBT for youth anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 47-60.
  • Hill, C., Creswell, C., Vigerland, S., Nauta, M., March, S., Donovan, C., Wolters, L., Spence, S.,  Martin, J., Wozney, L., McLellan, L., Kreuze, L., Jolstedt, M., Nord, M., Hudson, J., Utens, E., Ruwaard, J., Albers, C., Khanna, M., Albano, A. M., Serlachius, E., Hrastinski, S., & Kendall, P. C. (2018). Navigating the development and dissemination of internet cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for anxiety disorders in children and young people: A consensus statement with recommendations from the #iCBTLorentz Workshop Group. Internet Interventions, 12, 1-10
  • Palitz, S., Carper, M., Kagan, E., Aggarwal, R., Frank, H., Davis, J., & Kendall, P. C. (2018). Addressing comorbidities when treating anxious youth. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 3, 1-15. 
  • Hale, A., Ginsburg, G., Chan, G., Kendall, P. C., McCracken, J., Sakolsky, D., Birmaner, B., Compton, S., Albano, A. M., & Walkup, J. (2018).  Mediators of treatment outcomes for anxious children and adolescents: The role of somatic symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 94-104.
  • Crawford, E., Frank, H., Palitz, S., Davis, J., & Kendall, P. C. (2018). Process factors associated with improved outcomes in CBT for anxious youth: Therapeutic content, alliance, and therapist actions. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42, 172-183.

Courses Taught

  • Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (Graduate Level)
  • Independent Research

Media Mentions

Laura H. Carnell Professor Philip Kendall cited as faculty expert in the Inquirer
via Philadelphia Inquirer on April 17, 2024

Laura H. Carnell Professor Philip Kendall cited as faculty expert in the Inquirer

Laura H. Carnell Professor Philip Kendall, was cited as a faculty expert in the Philadelphia Inquirer article Is your child or teen super...