Audrey Blakeley-Smith, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-JFK

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.) (2002)
  • PhD, Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.) (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Allegheny College (PA) (1996)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-JFK

Recognition & Awards

  • Dr. Ted Carr Memorial Research Award, Organization for Autism Research (2009)
  • Departmental Advanced Research Dissertation Award, SUNY Stony Brook (2005)

Publications

  • Blakeley-Smith A, Meyer AT, Boles RE, Reaven J. Group cognitive behavioural treatment for anxiety in adolescents with ASD and intellectual disability: A pilot and feasibility study. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2021 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33410240
  • Blakeley-Smith A, Meyer AT, Boles RE, Reaven J. Group Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Anxiety in Autistic Adolescents with Intellectual Disability: A Pilot and Feasibility Study. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2021 May;34(3):777-788. PubMed PMID: 33410240
  • Reaven, J., Meyer, A.T., Pickard, K.*, Boles, R., Hayutin, L., Middleton, C., Reyes, N., Hepburn, S., Tanda, T., Stahmer, A., & Blakeley-Smith, A. (2021). Increasing Access and Reach: Implementing School-Based CBT for Anxiety in Students with ASD or Suspected ASD. Evidence-based practice in child and adolescent mental health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23794925.2021.1941430
  • Blakeley-Smith, A., Meyer, A., Boles, R., Pickard, K., Hayutin, L., Middleton C., & Reaven, J. (November 2021). Measuring Treatment Fidelity in a CBT Implementation Trial in Schools for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Successes and Challenges. Paper within the Symposium entitled “Predictors of Observed Community Provider Fidelity to Evidence-based Interventions for Children and Associations with Child Outcomes”. Symposium presented at the 55th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy.
  • Reaven, J., Pickard, K., Boles, R., Meyer, A., Middleton, C., Hayutin, L., Reyes, N., Engstrom, E., Tanda, T., Stahmer, A., & Blakeley-Smith, A. Facing Your Fears in Schools: Implementing CBT for Anxiety in Students with ASD in Urban Schools: Results from a Randomized Trial. Oral Presentation to International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2021 (virtual meeting).
  • Conner, C., Blakeley-Smith, A., Jahoda, A., Vinquist, K., & Weiss, J. (November 2021). Adapting Interventions for Individuals with Intellectual Disability: Considerations and Challenges. Clinical Round Table presented at the 55th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy.
  • Pickard, K., Blakeley-Smith, A., Boles, R., Stahmer, A., Meyer, A., Reyes, N., Hayutin, L., Middleton, C., Tanda, T., & Reaven, J. (November 2021). Examining School- and Provider-level Factors Impacting the Implementation of a Group CBT Program for Youth with ASD and Anxiety Within Public Schools. Paper within the Symposium entitled “The impact of multi-level implementation factors on school-based ASD evidence-based interventions.” Symposium presented at the 55th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy.
  • Meyer, A., Reyes, N., Pickard, K., Boles, R., Engstrom, E., Hayutin, L., Middleton, C., Tanda, T., Blakeley-Smith, A., & Reaven, J. (May 2021). Emotion Dysregulation in ASD: An Examination of an RCT of CBT for anxiety in public schools. Poster presented virtually at the International Society of Autism Research Annual Meeting (INSAR).
  • Reaven, J., Pickard, K., Meyer, A., Boles, R., Middleton, C., Hayutin, L., Engstrom, E., Tanda, T., Kerns, C., Stahmer, A., & Blakeley-Smith, A. (November 2021). Implementing CBT in Public Schools to Students with ASD and Anxiety via a Train the Trainer Model: Results from an RCT. Paper within the Symposium entitled “Examination of Implementation Processes, Intervention Adaptation and Outcomes for Children with Autism.” Symposium presented at the 55th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy.
  • Yankowitz, L., Pickard, K., Meyer, A., Blakeley-Smith, A., Middleton, C., Reyes, N. Tanda, T., Boles, R., Stahmer, A., & Reaven, J. (November 2021). Training Interdisciplinary School Providers to Deliver CBT for Anxiety in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Impact on Knowledge and Self-efficacy. Paper within the Symposium entitled, “Expanding Access to Care for Individuals with Autism: Understanding Clinician Attitudes, Support Needs, and Treatment Decision Making” Symposium presented at the 55th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy.
  • Carter RM, Jung H, Reaven J, Blakeley-Smith A, Dichter GS. A Nexus Model of Restricted Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Hum Neurosci. 2020;14:212. PubMed PMID: 32581753
  • Meyer AT, Moody EJ, Keefer A, O'Kelley S, Duncan A, Blakeley-Smith A, Reaven J. Effect of Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders on Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32462457
  • Tomaszewski B, Hepburn S, Blakeley-Smith A, Rogers SJ. Developmental Trajectories of Adaptive Behavior From Toddlerhood to Middle Childhood in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2020 May;125(3):155-169. PubMed PMID: 32357104
  • Engstrom, E. Meyer, A., Boles, R., Reaven, J., & Blakeley-Smith, A. (May 2020). The Relationship between Daily Activities, Quality of Life and Anxiety in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. [Poster]. INSAR: Seattle, WA.
  • Meyer, A., Pickard, K., Reyes, N., Blakeley-Smith, A., Boles, R., Tanda, T., Walsh, C., Hayutin, L., Reaven, J. (May 2020). Evaluating Parent and Teacher Report of Emotion Regulation in Youth with ASD Participating in CBT for Anxiety in Public Schools [Poster]. INSAR: Seattle, WA.
  • Middleton, C.E., Hayutin, L., Boles, R., Blakeley-Smith, A., Meyer, A.T., Pickard, K., Reyes, N., Tanda, T., & Reaven, J. (2020, May). An examination of interdisciplinary school providers’ attitudes toward evidence-based practice. [Poster]. INSAR: Seattle, WA.
  • Pickard, K., Meyer, A., Walsh, C., Hayutin, L., Blakeley-Smith, A., Boles, R., Reyes, N., Tanda, T., & Reaven, J. (May 2020). Examining the relationship between organizational climate and the implementation of a CBT program for youth with ASD and anxiety in public school settings. [Poster presentation] International Meeting for Autism Research, Seattle, WA (conference cancelled).
  • Middleton, C., Pickard, K, Hayutin, L., Reyes, N., Boles, R., Blakeley-Smith, A., Meyer, A., Tanda, T., & Reaven, J. (October 2020). Parent and Teacher Report of Anxiety and Emotion Regulation in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. [Poster presentation] to Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDP). (Virtual meeting)
  • Pickard, K., Walsh, C., Hayutin, L., Blakeley-Smith, A., Boles, R., Meyer, A., Reyes, N., Tanda, T., & Reaven, J. (November 2020). The role of school factors on the implementation of a CBT program for youth with ASD and anxiety in public school settings. [Poster presentation] to Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (Virtual meeting)
  • Keefer A, Kreiser NL, Singh V, Blakeley-Smith A, Reaven J, Vasa RA. Exploring Relationships Between Negative Cognitions and Anxiety Symptoms in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behav Ther. 2018 Sep;49(5):730-740. PubMed PMID: 30146140
  • Reaven J, Moody EJ, Grofer Klinger L, Keefer A, Duncan A, O'Kelley S, Meyer A, Hepburn S, Blakeley-Smith A. Training clinicians to deliver group CBT to manage anxiety in youth with ASD: Results of a multisite trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2018 Mar;86(3):205-217. PubMed PMID: 29504790
  • Keefer A, Kreiser NL, Singh V, Blakeley-Smith A, Duncan A, Johnson C, Klinger L, Meyer A, Reaven J, Vasa RA. Intolerance of Uncertainty Predicts Anxiety Outcomes Following CBT in Youth with ASD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Dec;47(12):3949-3958. PubMed PMID: 27405445
  • Hepburn SL, Blakeley-Smith A, Wolff B, Reaven JA. Telehealth delivery of cognitive-behavioral intervention to youth with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety: A pilot study. Autism. 2016 Feb;20(2):207-18. PubMed PMID: 25896267
  • Reaven J, Washington L, Moody EJ, Stern JA, Hepburn SL, Blakeley-Smith A. Examining the Relationship Between Parental Anxiety and Treatment Response in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Aug;45(8):2464-73. PubMed PMID: 25778837
  • Reaven J, Blakeley-Smith A, Beattie TL, Sullivan A, Moody EJ, Stern JA, Hepburn SL, Smith IM. Improving transportability of a cognitive-behavioral treatment intervention for anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders: results from a US-Canada collaboration. Autism. 2015 Feb;19(2):211-22. PubMed PMID: 24463434
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Professional Memberships

  • Association for University Centers of Excellence, Member
  • International Meeting for Autism Research, Member
  • Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy, Member
  • Association for Positive Behavior Interventions, Member

Practice Locations

JFK Partners - Specialty Clinic
13121 E. 17th Ave
C234
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-7643

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Board Certification (2006)

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.) (2002)
  • PhD, Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.) (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Allegheny College (PA) (1996)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2006)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-JFK
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