Dr. Khanna is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD, specializing in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of childhood anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as OC-spectrum disorders including Tic Disorders and Trichotillomania. She provides weekly and more intensive (2-4 days per week) therapy, depending on the needs of the individual, and works very closely with parents, spouses, and other caregivers in the client's life (including school staff, psychiatrists and other providers) whenever warranted to ensure the best outcomes.
Dr. Khanna has served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (the “COTTAGe”) in the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. She has been involved in some of the most important research in the field of child anxiety in the last 15 years, including the Child and Adolescent Multimodal Study (CAMS; Walkup et al., 2008), Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS II; Franklin et al. 2011), and Family-based Treatment of Early Childhood OCD (POTS Jr.; Freeman et al., 2014) trials.
Dr. Khanna is a pioneer in web-based mental health research for anxiety disorders. In partnership with her mentor, Dr. Philip Kendall, she developed and tested Camp Cope-A-Lot, one of the first empirically-supported computer-assisted treatment programs for anxious youth, and CBT4CBT: Computer-based training in CBT for anxious youth, a computer-based training program for clinicians interested in becoming proficient in CBT for child anxiety.
Among her professional activities she is active in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, APA Division 53, as well as national and international scientific review boards and editorial boards. Dr. Khanna completed her doctoral degree at Temple University under the mentorship of Dr. Philip Kendall, clinical internship at UCLA under the direction of Dr. John Piacentini, and NIH-sponsored fellowship at Columbia University, under the direction of Dr. Anne Marie Albano. New Patients, please send an email query to: email@example.com.
Check out Dr. Khanna's partner websites for more resources for helping children with anxiety:
Khanna, M.S., Carper, M.M., Harris, M.S., Kendall, P.C. (2017). Web-based parent-training for parents of youth with impairment from anxiety. Evidence-based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 2, 43-53.
Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (2016). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Eiraldi, R., Khanna, M., Jawad, A.F., Fishman, J. et al. (2016). A hybrid effectiveness-implementation cluster randomized trial of group CBT for anxiety in urban schools: rationale, design, and methods. Implementation science, 11:92.
Khanna, M.S. & Kendall, P.C. (2015). Bringing Technology to Training: The argument for computer-based training to promote the development of competent cognitive-behavioral therapists. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, Special Issue, 22(3), 291-301. DOI: http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2092/10.1016/j.cbpra.2015.02.002
Eiraldi, R., McCurdy, B., Khanna, M., Mautone, J., Jawad, A.F., et al. (2014). A cluster randomized trial to evaluate external support for the implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports by school personnel. Implementation science, 9:12.
Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (2014). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(1), 74-87.
Kendall, P. C., Carper, M. M., Khanna, M. S., & Harris, M. S. (2014). Computer technology and children’s mental health. In Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (eds.) R. Scott and S. Kosslyn. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
Khanna, M.S., Kerns, C.M., Carper, M.M. (2014). Internet-Based Dissemination and Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Anxiety. In R.S. Beidas and P.C. Kendall (Eds), Child and adolescent therapy: Dissemination and implementation of empirically supported treatments. New York, NY: Oxford.
Freeman, J., Sapyta, J., Garcia, A., Compton, S., Khanna, M., Flessner, C., Fitzgerald, D., Mauro, C., Dingfelder, R., Benito, K., Harrison, J., Curry, J., Foa, E., March, J., Moore, P., Franklin,M. (2014). Family based treatment of early childhood OCD: The Pediatric OCD Treatment Study Junior (POTS Jr.) Randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. Published online April 23, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.170. Retrieved from: http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1861509
Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C.E., Kerns, C.E., Chan, P.T., Edson, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M., Garcia, A.M., Freeman, J.B. (2014). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A preliminary case series. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 43(1), 74-87.
Beidas, R.S., Mychailyszyn, M., Edmunds, J., Khanna, M., Downey, M., & Kendall, P. (2012). Training school mental health providers to deliver cognitive-behavioral therapy. School Mental Health, 4, 197-206. doi: 10.1007/s12310-012-9074-0
Franklin, M., Sapyta, J., Freeman, J., Khanna, M., Compton, S., Almirall, D., Moore, P., Choate-Summers, M., Garcia, A., Foa, E., March, J. (2011). Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Augmentation of Pharmacotherapy in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Pediatric OCD Treatment Study II (POTS II) Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 306(11):1224-32. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1344.
Kendall, P.C., Khanna, M.S., Edson, A.E., Cummings, C., and Harris, M.S. (2011). Computers and psychosocial treatment for child anxiety: Recent advances. Depression and Anxiety, 28(1), 58-66. doi: 10.1002/da.20757
Khanna, M.S. & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy for child anxiety: Results of a randomized clinical trial, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(5): 737-745. doi: 10.1037/a0019739
Khanna, M.S. & Kendall, P.C. (2009). Exploring the role of parent-training in the treatment of childhood anxiety, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(5): 981-986. doi: 10.1037/a0016920
Lewin, A. B., Piacentini, J. C., Flessner, C. A., Woods, D. W., Franklin, M. E., Keuthen, N. J., Moore, P., Khanna, M., March, J. S., Stein, D. J., & The Trichotillomania Learning Center Scientific Advisory Board TLC-SAB (2009). Child trichotillomania: Evaluating depression, anxiety, and functional impairment. Depression and Anxiety, 26(6): 521-527. url: http://search.proquest.com/docview/622030285?accountid=14707
Keuthen, N. J., Flessner, C. A., Woods, D. W., Franklin, M. E., Piacentini, J. C., Khanna, M., Moore, P., Tolin, D. F., Cashin, S. E., & the Trichotillomania Learning Center Scientific Advisory Board (2008). Parent-child concordance ratings for clinical symptomatology and functional impairment in trichotillomania. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 30(4): 337-353. doi: 10.1080/07317100802483215
Khanna, M.S., & Kendall, P.C. (2008). Computer Assisted CBT for Child Anxiety: Development of the Coping Cat CD Rom. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Special Issue, 15: 159-165. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2008.02.002
Khanna, M.S., Aschenbrand, S.G., & Kendall, P.C. (2007). New Frontiers: Computer technology in the assessment and treatment of anxious youth. The Behavior Therapist, 30(1), 22-25.
Khanna, M.S., Franklin, M.E., Keuthen, N.J. (2007, March 1). Trichotillomania: Phenomenology and Treatment Interventions. Scientist-Practitioner.com, Weekly Update, 24. Retrieved March 15, 2007, from https://www.scientist-practitioner.com/
Books and Other Media:
Khanna, M.S. and Ledley, D. (in prep). The Worry Workbook For Kids. New Harbinger Press. San Francisco: CA.
Kendall, P.C., Choudhury [Khanna], M.S., Hudson, J.L., & Webb, A. (2002). The C.A.T. Project Manual: Manual for the Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders. Ardmore, PA: Workbook Publishing Inc. ISBN: 978-1-888805-18-5
Kendall, P.C. & Khanna, M.S. (2008). Camp Cope-A-Lot: The Coping Cat DVD [DVD] Ardmore, PA: Workbook Publishing Inc. ISBN: 978-1-888805-32-1
Kendall, P.C. & Khanna, M.S. (2008). CBT4CBT: Computer-Based Training to become a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist [DVD]. Ardmore, PA: Workbook Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-1-888805-34-5
Kendall, P.C. & Khanna, M.S. (2014). Child Anxiety Tales: Web-based Parent-Training for Parents of Anxious Youth. [eLearning Program]. Retrieved 6/2/2015 from: www.CopingCatParents.com