ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS
Positions and Employment:
Postdoc, Clinical Psychology & Developmental Disabilities, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1987
Staff Psychologist, The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado, 1988-1991
Staff Psychologist, The Children’s Day Psychiatric Hospital, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1992-1998
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1992-2003
Staff Psychologist, JFK Partners, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1994-2001
Psychologist in private practice: 3300 East 1st Avenue, Suite 550, Denver, CO 80206, 1997-2002
Director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Asst. Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics (2004), JFK Partners, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2001-Present
Other Experience and Professional Memberships:
Advisory Board Member, Developmental Pathways, Denver, CO, 1988-1986
Board of Directors, Autism Society of Colorado, 2001-2006
Member Autism Task Force of the Colorado, Department of Education, 2003-Present
American Psychological Association (APA), 1985 – present
Autism Society of America, 1998 – present
Autism Society of Colorado, 1998 - present
NADD: An association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, 2000 – present
Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), 2004 - present
International Society for Autism Research, 2004 – present
Junior Faculty Poster Award – UCDHSC – First place clinical research, 2006
Dane G. Prugh Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching in Child Psychiatry, 2007
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Chassin, L., Zeiss, A., Cooper, K., & Reaven, J. (1985) Role-conflict and marital satisfaction in dual-worker couples with preschool children. Social Psychology Quarterly, 48, 301-311.
Reaven, J., & Peterson, L. (1985) The effects of self-monitoring on activity level and mood in elderly nursing home residents. Clinical Gerontologist, 4, 38-40.
Rogers, S., Hall, T., Osaki, D., Reaven, J., & Herbison, J. The Denver Model: A comprehensive, integrated educational approach to young children with autism and their families. In Handleman, J. & Harris, S. (Eds.) (2001) Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism. Pro-Ed: Austin, Texas.
Reaven, J. & Hepburn, S. (2003). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a child with asperger’s syndrome: a case report. Autism, 7(2), 145-164.
Reaven, J. & Hepburn, S. (2006). The parent’s role in the treatment of anxiety symptoms in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 9, 73-80.
Newschaffer, C., Croen, L., Daniels, J., Giarelli, E., Brether, J., Levy, S., Mandell, D., Miller, L., Pinto-Martin, J., Reaven, J., Reynolds, A., Rice, C., Schendel, D., & Windham, G. (2007). The epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders, Annual Review of Public Health, 28, 21.1-21.24.
Reaven, J., Hepburn, S., & Ross, R. (2008). Use of the ADOS and ADI-R in children with psychosis: importance of clinical judgment. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 13, 81-94.
Reaven, J., Blakeley-Smith, A., Nichols, S., Dasari, M., Flanigan, E., & Hepburn, S. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for anxiety symptoms in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders: a pilot study. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 24, 27-37.
Reaven, J. (2009). Children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring anxiety symptoms: Implications for assessment and treatment, Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 14, 192-199.
Reaven, J., Blakely-Smith, A., Zapapas, L., & Ridge, K. (2009). Cognitive behavioral group treatment for adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and anxiety: A pilot study. The Journal of Psychological Practice, 15, 217-243.
Reaven, J. (2009). Book review: Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Eds. Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J. & Ozonoff, S. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 1193.
Grants and Contracts:
5U01DD000180-04 CDC/CDPHE Lisa Miller – (PI), 09/30/06 – 9/29/11, 8% Effort
Alliance for Research in Child Health and Epidemiology State Autism Monitoring Project; Colorado Centers for Excellence in Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. The major goals of this study are: (1) to participate in a nationwide surveillance study of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders; (2) to conduct a case-control study of potential etiological factors associated with autism; and (3) to assess anxiety symptoms in children 8-16 with autism spectrum disorders.
PN200509-047 Organization Autism Research – Judy Reaven (PI), 01/01/06 – 12/31/06
Group CBT Intervention for Children with High-Functioning PDD’s and Anxiety Symptoms. The major goals of this study are: (1) manualize a CBT intervention package for parents, children, and facilitators; (2) conduct three 12-14 week groups and deliver intervention; (3) develop tools for maintaining fidelity of intervention; (4) conduct assessments before, during and after treatment and report preliminary findings.
#5023 Cure Autism Now – Judy Reaven (PI), 04/28/06 – 04/28/09
Group CBT Intervention for Children with High-Functioning PDDs and Anxiety Symptoms. The major goals of this study are to refine the CBT manual and treatment fidelity measures, to refine the measurement strategies for assessing efficacy of the intervention, and to conduct a small, randomized controlled trial of the manualized intervention.
ATN-CRT-07-02 Corry Robinson (PI), 01/28/08-12/31/10, 1% Effort
“Autism Treatment Network”
In collaboration with The Children’s Hospital, JFK Partners is a participant in the cooperative multi-center program for comprehensive care clinics, serving persons with autism.
#2958 Autism Speaks – Judy Reaven (PI), 07/01/08 – 6/30/10, 5% Effort
Group CBT intervention for Adolescents with High-Functioning ASDs and Anxiety Symptoms. The major goals of this study are to modify the CBT manual for use for an adolescent population and to examine initial efficacy of the treatment.
1R21MH089291-01 NIH - Judy Reaven (PI), 09/30/09 – 8/31/11, 40% Effort
Purpose of this multi-site study is to train outpatient clinicians to fidelity on an original, manualized group CBT intervention for 8-14 year old children with high-functioning ASD and anxiety, and to develop an optimal training model for clinicians delivering the intervention, by comparing three different instruction methods for learning the intervention.
1 R40MC15593-01-00 HRSA MCHB – Susan Hepburn (PI), 09/01/09 – 8/31/11, 28% Effort
The purpose of this study is to modify a manualized group CBT intervention for 8-14 year old children with high-functioning ASD and anxiety using telehealth strategies, to serve individuals in underserved communities in Colorado.
07-FHA-00035 Corry Robinson (PI) - Autism Surveillance, 09/01/06 – 05/31/10, 10% Effort
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is the largest multi-site collaboration to monitor ASDs in the United States. Its mission is aimed at achieving multiple goals: To obtain as complete a count as possible of the number of children with an ASD in each project area; To report comparable, population-based ASD prevalence estimates from different sites and to determine if these rates are changing over time; To study whether autism is more common in some groups of children than in others; and To provide data to characterize the ASD population.
DD0632/01 Corry Robinson (PI), 07/01/07 - -06/30/12, 2% Effort
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service Core.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
Core support as a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service.
Role: Director of Autism Research and Developmental Disabilities Clinic