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Christian F. Mauro, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
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Office: 2608 Erwin Road Lakeview Pavi, Durham, NC 27705
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3527 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Mauro received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University. He earned his master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.   He joined the Duke University Medical Center faculty after completing the psychology internship program at Duke.  He has been a certified cognitive behavioral therapist (CBT) on a number of NIMH funded clinical trials and was the CBT Supervisor for The Child and Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study (CAMS) at Duke University.  Dr. Mauro has had a number of teaching and leadership roles in the department.   Since 2003, he has been Director of the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic where he supervises and trains graduate students, psychology interns, and child psychiatry fellows on evidence based practice for children and adolescents.  Since July 1, 2016, he has directed the APA Accredited Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Program .  This nationally recognized program provides doctoral-level internship training in the essential skill areas of Clinical Psychology. 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Miami, 2001

Publications

Ives, Lindsay T., Kate Stein, Alannah M. Rivera-Cancel, Julia K. Nicholas, Kristen Caldwell, Nandini Datta, Christian Mauro, Helen Egger, Eve Puffer, and Nancy L. Zucker. “Children's Beliefs about Pain: An Exploratory Analysis.” Children (Basel) 8, no. 6 (May 27, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/children8060452.

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Mauro, C. F., and K. A. Machell. “When children and adolescents do not go to school: Terminology, technology, and trends.” In Pediatric Anxiety Disorders, 439–60, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813004-9.00020-7.

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Allen, T. M., A. A. Wren, L. M. Anderson, A. Sabholk, and C. F. Mauro. “Group CBT-yoga protocol targeting pain-related and internalizing symptoms in youth.” Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 6, no. 1 (March 1, 2018): 7–18. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000206.

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Zucker, Nancy, Christian Mauro, Michelle Craske, H Ryan Wagner, Nandini Datta, Hannah Hopkins, Kristen Caldwell, et al. “Acceptance-based interoceptive exposure for young children with functional abdominal pain.” Behav Res Ther 97 (October 2017): 200–212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.07.009.

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Freeman, Jennifer, Jeffrey Sapyta, Abbe Garcia, Scott Compton, Muniya Khanna, Chris Flessner, David FitzGerald, et al. “Family-based treatment of early childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder: the Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study for Young Children (POTS Jr)--a randomized clinical trial.” Jama Psychiatry 71, no. 6 (June 2014): 689–98. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.170.

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Crawley, S. A., P. C. Kendall, C. L. Benjamin, D. M. Brodman, C. Wei, R. S. Beidas, J. L. Podell, and C. Mauro. “Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Youth: Feasibility and Initial Outcomes.” Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 20, no. 2 (May 1, 2013): 123–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.07.003.

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Gosch, E. A., E. Flannery-Schroeder, C. F. Mauro, and S. N. Compton. “Principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in children.” Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy 20, no. 3 (January 1, 2006): 247–62. https://doi.org/10.1891/jcop.20.3.247.

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March, John S., Allan Chrisman, Alfiee Breland-Noble, Kelly Clouse, Richard D’Alli, Helen Egger, Pat Gammon, et al. “Using and teaching evidence-based medicine: the Duke University child and adolescent psychiatry model.” Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 14, no. 2 (April 2005): 273–ix. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2004.05.001.

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Mauro, C. F., and Y. R. Harris. “The influence of maternal child-rearing attitudes and teaching behaviors on preschoolers' delay of gratification.” J Genet Psychol 161, no. 3 (September 2000): 292–306. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221320009596712.

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