Oliver Lindhiem, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Lindhiem earned a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware in 2009. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the psychiatry department at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the faculty in 2011. His research has an emphasis on methodology and focuses on three primary areas:

  1. evidence-based assessment,
  2. techniques to enhance skill acquisition/utilization, 
  3. increasing access to evidence-based care.

Lindhiem’s research has received continuous funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2011. He is also a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Society for Research in Child Development, 2004-Present 
  • Association for Psychological Science, 2004-Present 
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2009-Present 
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 2017-Present 
  • American Association of University Professors, 2017-Present 
  • Society of Clinical Psychology, 2019-Present 
  • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2019-Present 

Education & Training

  • BA, Psychology, Gordon College, 2002
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Delaware, 2006
  • Clinical Psychology Internship, Geisinger Medical Center, 2009
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Delaware, 2009
  • Postdoctoral NIMH T32 Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2009-2011

Selected Publications

Kuzava, S., Frost, A., Perrone, L., Kang, E., Lindhiem, O., & Bernard, K. (in press). Adult processing of child emotional expressions: A meta-analysis of ERP studies. Developmental Psychology.

Brabson, L., Harris, J. L., Lindhiem, O., & Herschell, A. D. (in press). Workforce turnover in community behavioral health agencies in the United States: A systematic review with recommendations. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. doi: 0.1007/s10567-020-00313-5

Lindhiem, O., Vaughn-Coaxum, R., Harris, J. L., & Kolko, D. J. (in press). A computer adaptive test (CAT) for knowledge of parent management skills: Prototype development and preliminary psychometrics. Journal of Family Psychology. doi: 10.1037/fam0000641

Lindhiem, O., Vaughn-Coaxum, R., Higa, J., Harris, J. L., Kolko, D. J., & Pilkonis, P. A. (in press). Development and validation of the Parenting Skill Use Diary (PSUD) in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2020.1716366

Silk, J.S., Pramana, I., Lindhiem, O., Kendall, P.C., Rosen, D., Sequeira, S., & Parmanto, B. (2020). Using a smartphone app and clinician portal to enhance the efficacy of brief cognitive behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety disorders: A pilot open trial. Behavior Therapy, 51(1), 69-84. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2019.05.002

Sequeira, S.L., Silk, J.S., Woods, W.C., Kolko, D. J., & Lindhiem, O. (in press). Psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders in young US children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2019.1614001

Lindhiem, O., Vaughn-Coaxum, R., Higa, J., Harris, J. L., Kolko, D. J., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2019). Development and validation of the Knowledge of Effective Parenting Test (KEPT) in a nationally representative sample. Psychological Assessment, 31(6), 781-792. doi: 10.1037/pas0000699

Pramana, G., Parmanto, B., Lomas, D., Lindhiem, O., Kendall, P., & Silk., J. (2018). Using mobile health gamification to facilitate cognitive-behavioral therapy skills practice in child anxiety treatment. JMIR Serious Game, 6(2), e9. doi: 10.2196/games.8902

Bernard, K., Nissim, G., Vaccaro, S., Harris, J., & Lindhiem, O. (2018). Association between maternal depression and maternal sensitivity from birth to 12 months: A meta-analysis. Attachment & Human Development, 20(6), 578-599. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2018.1430839

Lindhiem, O., Petersen, I. T., Mentch, L. K., & Youngstrom, E. A. (in press). The importance of calibration in clinical psychology. Assessment. doi: 10.1177/1073191117752