Judy Reaven, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry-JFK

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Missouri - Columbia (1985)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1980)
  • JFK Medical Center Program, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (1987)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-JFK


  • 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
  • Hill TL, White TC, Anthony BJ, Reaven J, Harris B, Reyes N, Anthony LG. Disparities in autism spectrum disorder diagnoses among 8-year-old children in Colorado: Who are we missing?. Autism. 2020 Aug 28;:1362361320950058. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32859134
  • 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
  • Pickard, K., Blakeley-Smith, A., Boles, R., Duncan, A., Keefer, A., O’Kelley, S., & Reaven, J. (2020) Examining the sustained use of a cognitive behavioral therapy program for youth with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring anxiety. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101532
  • Reaven, J. (2020) Intervention for Anxiety Conditions in Children and Youth with ASD. Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine. https://autismadvocatemagazine.com/judy-reaven370/
  • Reaven, J., Hayutin, L., Middleton, C., Devries, L., Rosen, T., Reyes, N. (2020). Facing Your Fears: Adaption for Telehealth Appendix. https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/docs/librariesprovider95/default-document-library/telehealth-version-of-fyf-appendix-2020.pdf?sfvrsn=f36bcb9_0
  • Vasa RA, Keefer A, Reaven J, South M, White SW. Priorities for Advancing Research on Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-occurring Anxiety. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Mar;48(3):925-934. PubMed PMID: 29164436
  • 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
  • Rosen, T., Pickard, K., Ponomaryova, A., Kerns, C., & Reaven, J. (in press). From clinic to classroom: Two case studies of youth with ASD and anxiety from the school-based Facing Your Fears program. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.
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Professional Memberships

  • Autism Task Force of the Colorado, Member
  • American Psychological Association (APA), Member
  • Autism Society of America , Member
  • Autism Society of Colorado , Member
  • NADD: An association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, Member
  • Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), Member
  • International Society for Autism Research, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

JFK Partners - Specialty Clinic
13121 E. 17th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Board Certification (2002)

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Missouri - Columbia (1985)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1980)
  • JFK Medical Center Program, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (1987)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-JFK