I am a licensed clinical child psychologist (CA License # PSY27697) with more than 10 years of clinical and research experience in community-based, outpatient, academic and hospital settings. Although I work with families experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues, I specialize in treating youth with anxiety and depressive disorders. My treatment strategies are grounded in the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and are focused on helping youth and their families achieve their short and long-term goals.
I first developed an interest in anxiety and depressive disorders working on a federally-funded research study for the treatment of child anxiety disorders both in my undergraduate experience at the Johns Hopkins University and for two years at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. As a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles, I received extensive clinical training in the Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), which is a flexible, dynamic treatment designed by my mentor, Dr. Bruce Chorpita. I also have training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), particularly within an intensive program for youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder at the Semel Institute, and practiced Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in the Child Trauma program at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center. I completed my internship at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where I continued to work with youth with anxiety, depression, trauma, and disruptive behavior as well as youth with co-occurring medical issues.
Currently, I also serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UCLA Psychology Clinic where I continue to supervise graduate students in the clinical psychology program.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Regan, J., Stadnick, N., Barnett, M., Lau, A., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2017). Associations between use of implementation supports and attitudes toward EBPs among community mental health agency leaders. Symposium presented at the 51st Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.
Reding, M. E. J., Guan, K., Regan, J., Palinkas, L. A., Lau, A. S., & Chorpita, B. F. (in press). Implementation in a changing landscape: Provider experiences during rapid scaling of use of evidence-based treatments. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
Lau, A., Barnett, M., Stadnick, N., Saifan, D., Regan, J., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., Roesch, S., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (in press). Therapist report of adaptations to delivery of evidence-based practices within a system-driven reform of publicly-funded children’s mental health services. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Barnett, M., Brookman-Frazee, L., Regan, J., Saifan, D., Stadnick, N., & Lau, A. (in press). How practice characteristics relate to community therapists' attitudes towards evidence-based practices: A mixed methods study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
Regan, J., Park, A.L., & Chorpita, B.F. (2016). Choices in treatment integrity: Considering the protocol and consultant recommendations in child and adolescent therapy. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-11.
Brookman-Frazee, L., Stadnick, N., Roesch, S., Regan, J., Barnett, M., Bando, L., Innes-Gomberg, D., & Lau, A. (2016). Measuring sustainment of multiple practices fiscally mandated in children's mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
Park, A. L., Chorpita, B. F., Regan, J., Weisz, J. R., & the Research Network on Youth Mental Health. (2015). Integrity of evidence-based practice: Are providers modifying practice content or practice sequencing? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(2), 186-196.
Regan, J., Park, A., & Chorpita, B.F. (2015). Client report of session content in an effectiveness trial. Symposium presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, Illinois.
Regan, J., Stadnick, N., Barnett, M., Hamilton, A., Lau, A., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2015). Rapid assessment process: Application to the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Transformation in Los Angeles County. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration, Seattle, Washington.
Regan, J., Daleiden, E., & Chorpita, B.F. (2013) Integrity in mental health systems: An expanded framework for managing uncertainty in clinical care. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20, 78-98.
Ward, A., Regan, J., Chorpita, B., Rodriguez. A., Starace, N., Okamura, K., Daleiden, E., Bearman, S.K., & Weisz, J. (2013). Tracking evidence-based practice with youth: Validity of the MATCH and standard manual consultation records. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42(1), 44-55.
Ebesutani, C., Reise, S., Chorpita, B. F., Ale, C., Regan, J., Young, J., Higa-McMillan, C., & Weisz, J. (2012). The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale - short version: Scale reduction via exploratory bifactor modeling of the broad anxiety factor. Psychological Assessment, 24(4), 833-845.
Ebesutani, C., Regan, J., Smith, A., Reise, S., Higa-McMillan, C , & Chorpita, B. F. (2012). The 10-item Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for Children, child and parent shortened versions: Application of item response theory for more efficient assessment. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(2), 191-203. 10.1007/s10862-011-9273-2
Chorpita, B.F., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Daleiden, E., Bernstein, A., Cromley, T., Swendeman, D., & Regan, J. (2011). The old solutions are the new problem: How do we better use what we already know about reducing the burden of mental illness. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 493-497.
Ebesutani, C., Chorpita, B. F., Higa-McMillan, C., Nakamura, B. J., Regan, J., & Lynch, R. (2011). A psychometric evaluation of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale – parent version in a school sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39,173-185.
Chorpita, B.F. & Regan, J. (2009). Dissemination of effective mental health treatment procedures: Maximizing the return on a significant investment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47 (11), 990-993.
Van Dyke, C.J., Regan, J., & Albano, A.M. (2009). Separation Anxiety Disorder. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.) Cognitive behavior therapy for children: Treating complex and refractory cases (pp. 115-140). New York, NY: Springer.
Rynn, M.A. & Regan, J. (2007). Anxiety Disorders. In R. Findling (Ed.) Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (pp. 143-196). Washington, D.C. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Pimentel, S.S., Robin, J.A., Comer, J.S., Regan, J. & Albano, A.M. (2007). From everyday worries to anxiety disorders in youth: A cognitive-behavioral approach for helping children cope with a scary world. Child & Family Journal, 10 (2):30-44.