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Angela Scarpa

Angela Scarpa

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Core Faculty, Clinical Science
Faculty, Biological Psychology
Supervising Faculty, Psychological Services Center
Faculty/Consultant, Child Study Center
Co-Director, VT Autism Clinic
Director, VT Center for Autism Research


Dr. Scarpa received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1993. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech, Founder and Director of the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic, and Director of the VT Center for Autism Research. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in individual and group behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, families, and adults. Before coming to Virginia Tech, she held faculty positions at the University of Georgia and Eastern Washington University and obtained postdoctoral training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her general interest is in child and adolescent mental health, with over 20 years of experience in the study of developmental psychopathology. Currently, her work is focused on children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She is generally interested in emotional and social development in ASD, including the intersection of both biological and socializing influences. She is also interested in evidence-based treatment approaches and early screening for ASD, as well as other factors that impact the emotional lives of people with ASD.

Interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotion Regulation, Physiological Arousal, Social Competence, Family, Evidence-based Services

Courses Taught

  • Psychological Disorders of Children
  • Practicum

    Angela Scarpa


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