CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSPUBLICATIONSBrenna M. Cavanaugh, Psy.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 276-3000Fax: (585) 742-4217A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentAccepting New PatientsLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671Rochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Department of Pediatrics , Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) BiographyDr. Cavanaugh is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. She specializes in work with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Cavanaugh's clinical care is focused on the application of evidence-based behavioral and cognitive-behavioral strategies in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors in children and adolescents. She provides parent training, behavioral skills training, and individual therapy within Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics' Behavior Treatment Program and Behavioral Intervention for Families Program. Her primary goal in her clinical work is to improve caregiver and child well-being by effectively adapting interventions to meet the unique needs of each patient and his or her family. Dr. Cavanaugh also provides diagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents with suspected autism spectrum disorder, and consults with schools in the community regarding evidence-based interventions for students. Dr. Cavanaugh graduated from Nova Southeastern University with her doctorate in clinical psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute, where she provided care to children with developmental disabilities in their pediatric feeding and severe behavior day treatment programs. Dr. Cavanaugh completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.ResearchDr. Cavanaugh's research interest include: • Application and dissemination of applied behavior analytic assessment and intervention for child challenging behavior • Effectiveness of behavioral parent training interventions in clinical settings • Early detection and prevention of behavioral disorders in children with developmental disabilitiesCredentialsEducation2015PSYD | Nova Southeastern University-Fort Myers CampusPost-doctoral Training & Residency08/01/2015 - 08/31/2017Fellowship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015Internship in Psychology at University of Nebraska Medical CenterPublicationsJournal Articles10/2017Borgen JG, Charles Mace F, Cavanaugh BM, Shamlian K, Lit KR, Wilson JB, Trauschke SL. "A method to establish stimulus control and compliance with instructions." Journal of applied behavior analysis.. 2017 Oct; 50(4):830-842. Epub 2017 Sep 20. 6/2016Shamlian KD, Fisher WW, Steege MW, Cavanaugh BM, Samour K, Querim AC. "Evaluation of multiple schedules with naturally occurring and therapist-arranged discriminative stimuli following functional communication training." Journal of applied behavior analysis.. 2016 Jun; 49(2):228-50. Epub 2016 Jan 21. VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Brenna M. Cavanaugh, Psy.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. Brenna M. Cavanaugh, Psy.D. is currently scheduling for the following appointment type(s): Our policy does not permit patients to establish care with multiple providers within the same practice or specialty without prior approval. If you choose a new provider in the same office, we will cancel the appointment. Please contact the office directly with questions on this policy.