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Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D. - University of Connecticut. Farmington, CT, US

Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D. Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry | University of Connecticut


Professor with expertise in anxiety in children and psychology.


Dr. Ginsburg joined the Child Division of the Department of Psychiatry at UConn Health in July 2014. She moved to Connecticut from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she was professor of Psychiatry. Ginsburg has been developing and evaluating interventions for anxious youth for more than 20 years and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. She has been the principal investigator or co-PI on several landmark clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for depression, anxiety, and Tourette’s syndrome. Ginsburg received her B.A. from California State University in Northridge, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Vermont. Following a clinical internship at Hutchings Psychiatric Center, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Florida International University in 1995.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Youth Anxiety in Children Psychiatry Anxiety Mental Health

Education (3)

University of Vermont: Ph.D., Psychology

University of Vermont: M.A., Psychology

California State University, Northridge: B.A., Psychology




Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D. Publication



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MRF grantee, Dr. Golda Ginsburg discusses her research


Media Appearances (3)

Most children with anxiety relapse, regardless of treatment



"These data teach us that we need to regularly assess our patients for relapse, because the largest segment [of those treated] relapse, and we need a better mechanism to capture that before they relapse," said Golda Ginsburg, PhD, of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, in Farmington...

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Therapy could prevent healthy kids from developing anxiety disorders



The researchers, led by Golda Ginsburg at the University of Connecticut, worked with 136 families where at least one parent had an anxiety disorder and one child, aged 6 to 13 years old, did not...

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Breaking the anxiety cycle

Science Daily  


Each of these parents sought help because they struggle with anxiety, and want to prevent their children from suffering the same way. Children of anxious parents are at increased risk for developing the disorder. Yet that does not need to be the case, according to new research by UConn Health psychiatrist Golda Ginsburg...

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Event Appearances (3)

Examining the Relative Importance of Parental Attachment, Anxiety and Anxiety-Promoting Parenting Behaviors as Predictors of Child Anxiety Severity

Anxiety Disorders of America (ADAA) Annual Conference  Arlington, VA


Comparing Anxious Mothers and Fathers on Parenting Behaviors and Family Variables

32nd Annual Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference  Arlington, VA


Expressed Emotion in Anxious Parents: Exploring Parent, Child, and Family Predictors

32nd Annual Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference  Arlington, VA


Articles (5)

Establishing Clinical Cutoffs for Response and Remission on the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Nicole E Caporino, Dara Sakolsky, Douglas M Brodman, Joseph F McGuire, John Piacentini, Tara S Peris, Golda S Ginsburg, John T Walkup, Satish Iyengar, Philip C Kendall, Boris Birmaher


To determine optimal percent reduction and raw score cutoffs on the parent- and child-report Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) for predicting treatment response and remission among youth with anxiety disorders.

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A School Nurse-Delivered Intervention for Anxious Children: An Open Trial School Mental Health

Michela A Muggeo, Catherine E Stewart, Kelly L Drake, Golda S Ginsburg


Anxiety disorders are common in children and severely impair their functioning. Because a hallmark symptom of anxiety is somatic complaints, anxious youth often seek help from their school nurse. Thus, school nurses are in an ideal position to identify anxious children and intervene early. This study assessed the feasibility of a brief nurse-administered intervention (CALM—Child Anxiety Learning Modules) based on cognitive behavioral strategies to reduce anxiety symptoms and improve academic functioning.

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Social Interpretation Bias in Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders: Psychometric Examination of the Self-report of Ambiguous Social Situations for Youth (SASSY) Scale Authors Child & Youth Care Forum

Araceli Gonzalez, Michelle Rozenman, Audra K Langley, Philip C Kendall, Golda S Ginsburg, Scott Compton, John T Walkup, Boris Birmaher, Anne Marie Albano, John Piacentini


This study examined the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Self-report of Ambiguous Social Situations for Youth (SASSY) scale, a self-report measure developed to assess interpretation bias in youth.

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Long-Term Outcomes of Youth Treated for an Anxiety Disorder: A Critical Review Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review

Brittany A Gibby, Elizabeth P Casline, Golda S Ginsburg


Pediatric anxiety disorders are common, disabling, and chronic conditions. Efforts over the past two decades have focused on developing and testing effective treatments. Short-term efficacy of both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors has been established. Data are emerging on the long-term (i.e., 2 years or longer) effectiveness of these treatments, but this literature has yet to be adequately synthesized. This study presents a systematic and critical qualitative review of published long-term follow-up (LTFU) studies of youth treated for an anxiety disorder.

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Child Anxiety Prevention Study: Impact on Functional Outcomes Child Psychiatry & Human Development

Jeffrey E Pella, Kelly L Drake, Jenn-Yun Tein, Golda S Ginsburg


This study examined the impact of a selective anxiety prevention program for offspring of clinically anxious parents on three domains of child functioning: (1) social, (2) familial, and (3) emotional/behavioral.

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