Connor Kerns

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 6771
location_on Kenny Room 1902--2136 West Mall
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Research Areas

Education

PhD, Temple University, 2013

Research

Research interests include assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), childhood anxiety and stress-related disorders (including trauma-related disorders) in children with and without ASD.


Publications

For a full list of publications see Google Scholar.

Kerns, C. M., Moskowitz, L., Josephson, A., Wainer, A., Drahota, A., Soorya, L., Cohn, E., & Lerner, M. (2018). A cross-regional and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study describing usual care for school to transition-age youth with autism. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, online first: doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1410826

Kerns, C.M., Postarino, V., Vivanti, G., Bradshaw, J., Siracusano, M., Mazzone, L. (2017). Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, online first: doi-.org/10.1007/s11920-017-0846-y.

Herrington, J. D., Maddox, B. B., Kerns, C. M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Bush, J. C., McVey, Alana J., Schultz, Robert T., and Miller, J. S. (2017). Amygdala volume differences in autism spectrum disorder are related to anxiety. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, online first: 10.1007/s10803-017-3206-1.

Kerns, C. M., Collier, A., Lewin, A., & Storch, E. A. (2017). Short report: Therapeutic alliance in youth with autism spectrum disorder receiving cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, online first: doi:10.1177/1362361316685556

Souders, M., Zavodny, S., Eriksen, W., Sinko, R., Connell, J.E., Kerns, C.M., Schaaf, R., Pinto-Martin, J. (2017). Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, 34-51. doi:10.1007/s11920-017-0782-x

Kerns, C.M., Newschaffer, C. J., Berkowitz, S., & Lee, B. K. (2017). Brief report: Examining the association of autism and adverse childhood experiences in the national survey of children’s health: The important role of income and co-occurring mental health conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, online first: doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3111-7.

Wainer, A., Drahota, A., Cohn, E., Kerns, C. M., Lerner, M. D., Marro, B., Moskowitz, L., Soorya, L (2017). Understanding the landscape of psychosocial intervention practices for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in youth with ASD: A study protocol. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10, 178-197. doi:10.1080/19315864.2017.1284289

Kerns, C. M., Renno, P. Kendall, P. C., Wood, J. J., & Storch, E. A. (2017). Anxiety disorders interview schedule – autism addendum: Reliability and validity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 88-100. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1233501

Kerns, C. M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Kratz, H., McVey, A., Herrington, J. & Miller, J. (2016). The differential diagnosis of anxiety disorders in cognitively-able youth with autism. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 23, 530-547. doi:10/1016/j/cbpra.2015.11.004
Bradstreet, L. E., Juechter, J. I., Kamphaus, R. W., Kerns, C. M., & Robins, D. L. (2016). Using the BASC-2 parent rating scales to screen for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers and preschool-aged children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, online first. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0167-3.

Kerns, C.M., Wood, J.J., Kendall, P.C., Renno, P., Crawford, E., Mercado, R. J., Collier, A., Hoff, A., Kagan, E. R., Small, B., Lewin, A. B., & Storch, E.A. (2016). The treatment of anxiety in autism spectrum disorder (TAASD) study: Rationale, design and methods. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1889-1902. doi:10/1007/s.10826-016-0372-2.

Robins, D. L., Adamson, L. B., Barton, M., Connell, J. E., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Dworkin, P. H., Fein, D., Greenstein, M. A, Hsu, H., Kerns, C. M., Newschaffer, C. J., Plumb, J., Shattuck, P., Turhi, R., & Vivanti, G. (2016). Universal autism screening for toddlers: Recommendations at odds. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 1880-1882. doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2697-5

Kerns, C. M., Roux, A., Connell, J. E., & Shattuck, P. (2016). Adapting cognitive behavioral techniques to address anxiety and depression in cognitively-able emerging adults on the autism spectrum. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 23, 329-340. doi:10/1016/j.cbpra.2016.06.002

Rosen, T., Connell, J. E. & Kerns, C. M. (2016). A review of behavioral interventions for anxiety in lower functioning individuals with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 120-143. doi:10.1002/bin.1442

Kerns, C. M.
, Newschaffer, C. & Berkowitz, S. (2015). Traumatic childhood events and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 3475-3486. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2392-y

Kerns, C. M., Maddox, B., Berry, L., Rump, K., Kendall, P. C., Schultz, R. T., Souders, M. C., Bennett, A., Herrington, J., & Miller, J. (2015). Brief measures of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 8, 969-979. doi:1.1177/136236131455865

White, S. W., Lerner, M., McLeod, B., Wood, J. J., Ginsburg, G., Kerns, C. M., Ollendick, T., Kendall, P. C., Piacentini, J., Walkup, J., & Compton, S. (2015). Anxiety in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder: Examination of factorial equivalence. Behavior Therapy, 46, 40-53. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2014.05.005

Kerns, C. M., Kendall, P. C., Zickgraf, H., Franklin, M. E., Miller, J., & Herrington, J. (2015). Not to be overshadowed or overlooked: Functional impairments associated with comorbid anxiety disorders in youth with ASD. Behavior Therapy, 46, 29-39. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2014.03.005

Kerns, C. M.
, Kendall, P.C., Berry, L., Souders, M. C., Franklin, M. E., Schultz, R. T., Miller, J., Herrington, J. (2014). Traditional and atypical presentations of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2851-2861. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2141-7

Kerns, C. M., Read, K. L., Klugman, J., & Kendall, P. C. (2013). CBT for socially phobic youth: Differential short and long-term treatment outcomes. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 210-215. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.01.009

Kerns, C. M.
, & Kendall, P. C. (2012). The presentation and classification of anxiety in autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 19, 323-346. doi:10.111/cpsp.12009

 


Connor Kerns

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 6771
location_on Kenny Room 1902--2136 West Mall
file_download Download CV

PhD, Temple University, 2013

Research interests include assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), childhood anxiety and stress-related disorders (including trauma-related disorders) in children with and without ASD.

For a full list of publications see Google Scholar.

Kerns, C. M., Moskowitz, L., Josephson, A., Wainer, A., Drahota, A., Soorya, L., Cohn, E., & Lerner, M. (2018). A cross-regional and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study describing usual care for school to transition-age youth with autism. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, online first: doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1410826

Kerns, C.M., Postarino, V., Vivanti, G., Bradshaw, J., Siracusano, M., Mazzone, L. (2017). Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, online first: doi-.org/10.1007/s11920-017-0846-y.

Herrington, J. D., Maddox, B. B., Kerns, C. M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Bush, J. C., McVey, Alana J., Schultz, Robert T., and Miller, J. S. (2017). Amygdala volume differences in autism spectrum disorder are related to anxiety. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, online first: 10.1007/s10803-017-3206-1.

Kerns, C. M., Collier, A., Lewin, A., & Storch, E. A. (2017). Short report: Therapeutic alliance in youth with autism spectrum disorder receiving cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, online first: doi:10.1177/1362361316685556

Souders, M., Zavodny, S., Eriksen, W., Sinko, R., Connell, J.E., Kerns, C.M., Schaaf, R., Pinto-Martin, J. (2017). Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, 34-51. doi:10.1007/s11920-017-0782-x

Kerns, C.M., Newschaffer, C. J., Berkowitz, S., & Lee, B. K. (2017). Brief report: Examining the association of autism and adverse childhood experiences in the national survey of children’s health: The important role of income and co-occurring mental health conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, online first: doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3111-7.

Wainer, A., Drahota, A., Cohn, E., Kerns, C. M., Lerner, M. D., Marro, B., Moskowitz, L., Soorya, L (2017). Understanding the landscape of psychosocial intervention practices for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in youth with ASD: A study protocol. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10, 178-197. doi:10.1080/19315864.2017.1284289

Kerns, C. M., Renno, P. Kendall, P. C., Wood, J. J., & Storch, E. A. (2017). Anxiety disorders interview schedule – autism addendum: Reliability and validity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 88-100. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1233501

Kerns, C. M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Kratz, H., McVey, A., Herrington, J. & Miller, J. (2016). The differential diagnosis of anxiety disorders in cognitively-able youth with autism. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 23, 530-547. doi:10/1016/j/cbpra.2015.11.004
Bradstreet, L. E., Juechter, J. I., Kamphaus, R. W., Kerns, C. M., & Robins, D. L. (2016). Using the BASC-2 parent rating scales to screen for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers and preschool-aged children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, online first. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0167-3.

Kerns, C.M., Wood, J.J., Kendall, P.C., Renno, P., Crawford, E., Mercado, R. J., Collier, A., Hoff, A., Kagan, E. R., Small, B., Lewin, A. B., & Storch, E.A. (2016). The treatment of anxiety in autism spectrum disorder (TAASD) study: Rationale, design and methods. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1889-1902. doi:10/1007/s.10826-016-0372-2.

Robins, D. L., Adamson, L. B., Barton, M., Connell, J. E., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Dworkin, P. H., Fein, D., Greenstein, M. A, Hsu, H., Kerns, C. M., Newschaffer, C. J., Plumb, J., Shattuck, P., Turhi, R., & Vivanti, G. (2016). Universal autism screening for toddlers: Recommendations at odds. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 1880-1882. doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2697-5

Kerns, C. M., Roux, A., Connell, J. E., & Shattuck, P. (2016). Adapting cognitive behavioral techniques to address anxiety and depression in cognitively-able emerging adults on the autism spectrum. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 23, 329-340. doi:10/1016/j.cbpra.2016.06.002

Rosen, T., Connell, J. E. & Kerns, C. M. (2016). A review of behavioral interventions for anxiety in lower functioning individuals with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 120-143. doi:10.1002/bin.1442

Kerns, C. M.
, Newschaffer, C. & Berkowitz, S. (2015). Traumatic childhood events and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 3475-3486. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2392-y

Kerns, C. M., Maddox, B., Berry, L., Rump, K., Kendall, P. C., Schultz, R. T., Souders, M. C., Bennett, A., Herrington, J., & Miller, J. (2015). Brief measures of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 8, 969-979. doi:1.1177/136236131455865

White, S. W., Lerner, M., McLeod, B., Wood, J. J., Ginsburg, G., Kerns, C. M., Ollendick, T., Kendall, P. C., Piacentini, J., Walkup, J., & Compton, S. (2015). Anxiety in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder: Examination of factorial equivalence. Behavior Therapy, 46, 40-53. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2014.05.005

Kerns, C. M., Kendall, P. C., Zickgraf, H., Franklin, M. E., Miller, J., & Herrington, J. (2015). Not to be overshadowed or overlooked: Functional impairments associated with comorbid anxiety disorders in youth with ASD. Behavior Therapy, 46, 29-39. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2014.03.005

Kerns, C. M.
, Kendall, P.C., Berry, L., Souders, M. C., Franklin, M. E., Schultz, R. T., Miller, J., Herrington, J. (2014). Traditional and atypical presentations of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2851-2861. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2141-7

Kerns, C. M., Read, K. L., Klugman, J., & Kendall, P. C. (2013). CBT for socially phobic youth: Differential short and long-term treatment outcomes. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 210-215. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.01.009

Kerns, C. M.
, & Kendall, P. C. (2012). The presentation and classification of anxiety in autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 19, 323-346. doi:10.111/cpsp.12009

 

Connor Kerns

Assistant Professor
phone 604 822 6771
location_on Kenny Room 1902--2136 West Mall
file_download Download CV

PhD, Temple University, 2013

Research interests include assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), childhood anxiety and stress-related disorders (including trauma-related disorders) in children with and without ASD.

For a full list of publications see Google Scholar.

Kerns, C. M., Moskowitz, L., Josephson, A., Wainer, A., Drahota, A., Soorya, L., Cohn, E., & Lerner, M. (2018). A cross-regional and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study describing usual care for school to transition-age youth with autism. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, online first: doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1410826

Kerns, C.M., Postarino, V., Vivanti, G., Bradshaw, J., Siracusano, M., Mazzone, L. (2017). Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, online first: doi-.org/10.1007/s11920-017-0846-y.

Herrington, J. D., Maddox, B. B., Kerns, C. M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Bush, J. C., McVey, Alana J., Schultz, Robert T., and Miller, J. S. (2017). Amygdala volume differences in autism spectrum disorder are related to anxiety. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, online first: 10.1007/s10803-017-3206-1.

Kerns, C. M., Collier, A., Lewin, A., & Storch, E. A. (2017). Short report: Therapeutic alliance in youth with autism spectrum disorder receiving cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, online first: doi:10.1177/1362361316685556

Souders, M., Zavodny, S., Eriksen, W., Sinko, R., Connell, J.E., Kerns, C.M., Schaaf, R., Pinto-Martin, J. (2017). Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19, 34-51. doi:10.1007/s11920-017-0782-x

Kerns, C.M., Newschaffer, C. J., Berkowitz, S., & Lee, B. K. (2017). Brief report: Examining the association of autism and adverse childhood experiences in the national survey of children’s health: The important role of income and co-occurring mental health conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, online first: doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3111-7.

Wainer, A., Drahota, A., Cohn, E., Kerns, C. M., Lerner, M. D., Marro, B., Moskowitz, L., Soorya, L (2017). Understanding the landscape of psychosocial intervention practices for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in youth with ASD: A study protocol. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10, 178-197. doi:10.1080/19315864.2017.1284289

Kerns, C. M., Renno, P. Kendall, P. C., Wood, J. J., & Storch, E. A. (2017). Anxiety disorders interview schedule – autism addendum: Reliability and validity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 88-100. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1233501

Kerns, C. M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Kratz, H., McVey, A., Herrington, J. & Miller, J. (2016). The differential diagnosis of anxiety disorders in cognitively-able youth with autism. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 23, 530-547. doi:10/1016/j/cbpra.2015.11.004
Bradstreet, L. E., Juechter, J. I., Kamphaus, R. W., Kerns, C. M., & Robins, D. L. (2016). Using the BASC-2 parent rating scales to screen for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers and preschool-aged children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, online first. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0167-3.

Kerns, C.M., Wood, J.J., Kendall, P.C., Renno, P., Crawford, E., Mercado, R. J., Collier, A., Hoff, A., Kagan, E. R., Small, B., Lewin, A. B., & Storch, E.A. (2016). The treatment of anxiety in autism spectrum disorder (TAASD) study: Rationale, design and methods. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1889-1902. doi:10/1007/s.10826-016-0372-2.

Robins, D. L., Adamson, L. B., Barton, M., Connell, J. E., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Dworkin, P. H., Fein, D., Greenstein, M. A, Hsu, H., Kerns, C. M., Newschaffer, C. J., Plumb, J., Shattuck, P., Turhi, R., & Vivanti, G. (2016). Universal autism screening for toddlers: Recommendations at odds. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 1880-1882. doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2697-5

Kerns, C. M., Roux, A., Connell, J. E., & Shattuck, P. (2016). Adapting cognitive behavioral techniques to address anxiety and depression in cognitively-able emerging adults on the autism spectrum. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 23, 329-340. doi:10/1016/j.cbpra.2016.06.002

Rosen, T., Connell, J. E. & Kerns, C. M. (2016). A review of behavioral interventions for anxiety in lower functioning individuals with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 120-143. doi:10.1002/bin.1442

Kerns, C. M.
, Newschaffer, C. & Berkowitz, S. (2015). Traumatic childhood events and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 3475-3486. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2392-y

Kerns, C. M., Maddox, B., Berry, L., Rump, K., Kendall, P. C., Schultz, R. T., Souders, M. C., Bennett, A., Herrington, J., & Miller, J. (2015). Brief measures of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 8, 969-979. doi:1.1177/136236131455865

White, S. W., Lerner, M., McLeod, B., Wood, J. J., Ginsburg, G., Kerns, C. M., Ollendick, T., Kendall, P. C., Piacentini, J., Walkup, J., & Compton, S. (2015). Anxiety in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder: Examination of factorial equivalence. Behavior Therapy, 46, 40-53. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2014.05.005

Kerns, C. M., Kendall, P. C., Zickgraf, H., Franklin, M. E., Miller, J., & Herrington, J. (2015). Not to be overshadowed or overlooked: Functional impairments associated with comorbid anxiety disorders in youth with ASD. Behavior Therapy, 46, 29-39. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2014.03.005

Kerns, C. M.
, Kendall, P.C., Berry, L., Souders, M. C., Franklin, M. E., Schultz, R. T., Miller, J., Herrington, J. (2014). Traditional and atypical presentations of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2851-2861. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2141-7

Kerns, C. M., Read, K. L., Klugman, J., & Kendall, P. C. (2013). CBT for socially phobic youth: Differential short and long-term treatment outcomes. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 210-215. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.01.009

Kerns, C. M.
, & Kendall, P. C. (2012). The presentation and classification of anxiety in autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 19, 323-346. doi:10.111/cpsp.12009