Lynne Siqueland, Ph.D.


Lynne Siqueland, Ph.D. is a psychologist at the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety and has been specializing in treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages beginning in the preschool years with a special interest in transition into adolescence and young adulthood. She also treats adults.Dr. Siqueland received her Doctoral Degree in the Temple University Clinical Psychology Program under the direction of Dr. Philip Kendall where she was part of the initial manual development and clinical trials of the CBT treatment of child anxiety disorders.  Her early career was as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Center for Psychotherapy Research for 8 years before entering private practice full time in 2001. She still is on the adjunct faculty.

Dr Siqueland's clinical work and research publications focus on integrating individual CBT approaches with family work.  She works with children, adolescents and adults to develop a sense of competence and mastery. She has a special interest on collaborating with parents to guide their children to cope with their anxiety, to develop competence and autonomy, and to improve family connection and communication.  Dr Siqueland also thoroughly enjoys providing trainings on anxiety and OCD and its treatment for professionals and parents locally, nationally and internationally.  She is the training coordinator at the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety (484.530.0778, extension #3)

Selected publications or articles

What happened to my child? Taking charge of "bad thought" OCD newsletter

Abramowitz, J & Siqueland, L (in press).  Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder,  Psychopathology: From Science to Clinical Practice, Louis G. Castonguay and Thomas F. Oltmanns (Editors), Guilford Press.

Bogels, S & Siqueland, L. (2006). Family cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with clinical anxiety disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45(2), 134-141.

Siqueland, L. & Bogels, S (2006).  Involving the family in the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, Psychotherapy Bulletin, 41(3), 13-16.

Siqueland, L, Rynn, M. & Diamond, G. (2005).  Cognitive behavioral and attachment based family therapy for anxious adolescents: Phase I and II studies.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19(4), 361-381.

Diamond, G., Siqueland, L & Diamond, G.D. (2003). Attachment based family therapy for depressed adolescents: Programmatic treatment development.  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 14 (29), 107-127


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