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Judy Reaven, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Judith A. Reaven, Ph.D.; B.A. Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. M.A. and Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia Missouri. Dr. Reaven, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Reaven is currently Associate Director of JFK Partners, (the Colorado University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities – UCEDD) as well as Director of Research for JFK Partners/Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked in the field of developmental disabilities as a clinician, researcher and educator since 1985. Dr. Reaven completed her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and a post-doctoral fellowship in developmental disabilities from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include identifying and treating the co-occurrence of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.  She is the primary developer of a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) group treatment intervention for anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents with ASD (Facing Your Fears). She is particularly interested in the implementation of Facing Your Fears in “real-world” settings, including schools and mental health clinics. Dr. Reaven has been the PI on several grants funded by private foundations dedicated to autism research (CAN, Autism Speaks, OAR), and has also been the PI on an NIH funded multi-site treatment trial (NIMH) exploring the implementation of the FYF program.  She is currently PI on a HRSA funded grant focused on the modification of FYF for low income and/or underrepresented racial/ethnic minority youth in school settings.  She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.   

Mailing Address:

University of Colorado

School of Medicine
JFK Partners
13121 E. 17th Ave., C234
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-7646
Fax: 303-724-7661