Susan M. Panichelli Mindel, PhD | PCOM Faculty
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Director of Research, Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor

Dr. Mindel is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents. She has served as a therapist trainer and supervisor at Temple University's Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic, participated as a member of the treatment development staff at the Center for Psychotherapy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a research consultant and clinical coordinator for the Cannabis Youth Treatment Cooperative Agreement at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, an NIMH multi-site funded project. She is dedicated to quality care, and maintains a private practice working with children and adolescents experiencing a variety of difficulties, with a specialization in anxiety disorders. In addition, Dr. Mindel provides pro bono consultation and services to staff and youth at a public charter school in Philadelphia.


Dr. Mindel received her BA in psychology from Brandeis University and her MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University. She completed her internship at the APA-accredited Behavioral Therapy Service of the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital.


Dr. Mindel teaches doctoral courses in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Research Methods/Dissertation Seminar, Learning Theories, Clinical Practicum, among others. Dr. Mindel also teaches informally through the supervision and mentoring of students in their clinical and research work.


Dr. Mindel's research interests include issues in clinical child psychology, with an emphasis on the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders, and diagnostic differences and treatment of subtypes of ADHD. She is currently involved in research examining coping and anxiety in Latino youth, as well as acculturation as related to parenting variables and psychopathology. Furthermore, her interests branch out to broader areas including general child psychopathology, peer relationships, self-esteem, coping, and treatment responsiveness. She has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Therapy and Research, and as Notes and Announcements editor for Cognitive Therapy and Research.


American Psychological Association
Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies
Pennsylvania Psychological Association