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Amanda Pearl

TitleClinical Psychologist
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033


Clinical Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Fellowship, Psychiatry, Division of Autism Services, Penn State Hershey (2011)

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Purdue University (2009)

Predoctoral Internship, Clinical Psychology, Florida State University (2009)

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Purdue University (2005)

B.S., Biological and Evolutionary Psychology, Penn State University (2002)

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  1. Liu G, Pearl AM, Kong L, Leslie DL, Murray MJ. A Profile on Emergency Department Utilization in Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Nov 14.
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  2. Mayes, S.D., Calhoun, S.L., Murray, M.J., Pearl, A., Black, A., & Tierney, C.D. . CARS, Final DSM - 5 under-identifies mild Autism Spectrum Disorder: Agreement between the DSM – 5, CARS, CASD, and clinical diagnosis. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2014; 2(8):68-73.
  3. Mahr F, McLachlan N, Friedberg RD, Mahr S, Pearl AM. Cognitive-behavioral treatment of a second-generation child of Pakistani descent: ethnocultural and clinical considerations. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Jan; 20(1):134-47.
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  4. Pearl, A., Mahr, F., & Friedberg, R.D. Training child psychiatrists in cognitive behavioral therapy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. 2013; 27:61-70.
  5. Friedberg, R.D. & Pearl, A.M. . In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders. . Intellectual assessment and treatment planning for anxiety treatment in youth. 2013.
  6. Pearl, A.M., French, B.F., Dumas, J.E., Moreland, A.D., & Prinz, R. . Journal of Child and Family Studies. Bidirectional effects of parenting quality and child externalizing behavior in predominantly single parent, under-resourced African American families. 2013; (23):177-188.
  7. Pearl AM, Murray MJ, Smith LA, Arnold M. Assessing adolescent social competence using the Social Responsiveness Scale: should we ask both parents or will just one do? Autism. 2013 Nov; 17(6):736-42.
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  8. Pearl, A.M., Murray, M.J., Smith, L.A., & Arnold, M. . Autism. Assessing adolescent social competence using the Social Responsiveness Scale: Should we ask both parents or will just one do?. 2012.
  9. Friedberg, R.D., Brelsford, G.M, Pearl, A.M., & Mahr, F. . In A.M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research. Prevention programs for anxiety and depression in youth: Review and recommendations. 2011.
  10. Dumas, J.E., Begle, A.M., French, B.F., & Pearl, A. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Effects of monetary incentives on engagement in the PACE parenting program. 2010; 3(39):302 – 313.
  11. Pearl, A., French, B.F., & Dumas, J.E. In T. Teo & M.S. Khine (Eds.) Structural Equation Modeling in Educational Research: Concepts and Applications. Parenting quality and child adjustment: An example of longitudinal panel data analysis. 2009.
  12. Dumas, J.E., Gitter, A.H., Moreland, A., Pearl, A., & Nordstrom, A. Health Education & Behavior. Engaging parents in preventive parenting groups: Do ethnic, socioeconomic, attitude, and value match between parents and group leaders matter?. 2008; 6(33):715 – 724.
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