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Erin Sparapani, PhD

Director of QI, Clinical Assessment and Program Evaluation

Dr. Erin Sparapani is a full-time licensed psychologist at CBC who works with adolescents, adults, parents, and couples. She received her B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and her Ph.D. from American University in Washington, D.C. She has expertise and specialized training in the delivery of evidence-based treatments for anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, substance use, disordered eating and personality disorders across the lifespan.

While earning her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Sparapani was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy while she worked in a private group practice as a psychology extern. As a psychology intern at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sparapani received ongoing training in DBT, CBT, ACT Prolonged Exposure and Behavioral Couples Therapy. She pursued a post-doctoral training experience in Seattle, Washington, where she worked specifically with adolescents in DBT, with further training from Dr. Marsha Linehan (DBT Treatment Developer).

Dr. Sparapani also enjoys helping teens and young adults on the autism spectrum apply emotion regulation skills and helps them work towards their goals as they seek greater independence. She also has additional training and experience working with couples in various contexts and settings. Dr. Sparapani also spent two years consulting with a Washington, DC-based school to address the students’ learning and social-emotional needs.

In addition to her clinical background, Dr. Sparapani has been a member of several research teams investigating rumination, body image, military sexual trauma, and suicide in military members and has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research findings at national conferences. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychology Association, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.