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Rebecca Ford-Paz, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


NMH/Onterie Building Suite 7-100
446 E Ontario
Chicago IL 60611

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Anxiety Disorders; Child and Adolescent psychiatry; Depression; Health Disparities

Description of Interests

Dr. Ford-Paz is the Coordinating Psychologist of the Mood & Anxiety Program at Children's Memorial Hospital and provides evidence-based evaluation and individual, family, and group cognitive behavioral therapy in Spanish and English for a variety of anxiety and depressive disorders. Dr. Ford-Paz also has clinical and research interests in the reduction of mental health disparities for Latino youth and families. More specifically, she is interested in the cultural adaptation of evidence-based treatment to improve treatment retention and outcomes for Latino youth. Currently, she is involved in community-based participatory research with 3 agency partners: Healthcare Alternative Systems, Alternatives, Inc., and Alivio Medical Center to target the prevention of depression in Latino youth.

Professional Education

PhD: Depaul University, Clinical Psychology (2006)

Most Recent Publications

Lowry KW, Ford-Paz R.
Clinical and Translational Science. 2013 Dec;6(6):490-492.doi:10.1111/cts.12045.
ISSN: 17528054

Ellis BH, Lincoln AK, Charney ME, Ford-Paz R, Benson M, Strunin L.
Transcultural Psychiatry. 2010 Nov;47(5):789-811.doi:10.1177/1363461510379933.
PMID: 21088104   ISSN: 13634615

Landis D, Gaylord-Harden NK, Malinowski SL, Grant KE, Carleton RA, Ford RE.
Journal of Adolescence. 2007 Dec;30(6):1051-1070.doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2007.02.001.
PMID: 17467052   ISSN: 01401971

Rieppi R, Greenhill LL, Ford RE, Chuang S, Wu M, Davies M, Abikoff HB, Arnold LE, Conners CK, Elliott GR, Hechtman L, Hinshaw SP, Hoza B, Jensen PS, Kraemer HC, March JS, Newcorn JH, Pelham WE, Severe JB, Swanson JM, Vitiello B, Wells KC, Wigal T.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2002 Mar;41(3):269-277.doi:10.1097/00004583-200203000-00006.
PMID: 11886021

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Ford-Paz R.E., Iwamasa G.Y.. Effective CBT with culturally diverse children and adolescents. In: Szigethy E, Weisz J., Findling R., editors. 2012. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 75-117.

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