Lindner Center of HOPE, Postdoctoral Fellow OCD Team


Dr. Conover is a Postdoctoral Fellow on the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorder treatment team at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She has expertise in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and adults. She serves as a therapist for patients with OCD and anxiety disorders on the two residential units, Sibcy House and Williams House.

Dr. Conover earned an M.S. and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University (SUNY). As a member of the Binghamton Anxiety Clinic, she conducted diagnostic interviews and provided ERP, CBT for social anxiety, and CBT for childhood anxiety disorders (e.g., Coping Cat). She also conducted clinical research on the treatment of OCD. She completed her APA accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in the Child/Adolescent Track. While on internship, she provided outpatient CBT, psychoeducational assessments, and intake evaluations to children, adolescents, and young adults. She also participated in multidisciplinary PANS/PANDAS diagnostic evaluations as a behavioral specialist.

In addition to receiving specialized training in ERP for adults and children with OCD, her clinical experiences have included conducting psychoeducational and autism evaluations (ADOS 2) and providing family, individual and group psychotherapy. She has experience using cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions, parent management training, and social skills training. Dr. Conover enjoys working with patients across the lifespan.

Dr. Conover has published several scientific papers on exposure therapy for OCD and childhood risk for OCD. She also cowrote a chapter on the efficacy and theory of various psychotherapy approaches for OCD in Psychotherapy: The State of the Science and Practice (2018). She has served as an adjunct reviewer for the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.

Presentation Topics:

  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Challenges in Implementing Exposure Therapy with Oppositional Youth
  • CBT for Childhood Anxiety
  • Treating Anxiety and Related Conditions
  • Pathways to Inflated Responsibility Beliefs in OCD
  • Sudden Gains in ERP for OCD