Overview

I am interested in studying the treatment anxiety disorders in children and youth and particularly in evaluating the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy. Current research projects include evaluating a behavioral treatment for selective mutism, which is a debilitating anxiety disorder where children have difficulty talking in social situations, typically at school and in community settings.

Other research interests include understanding the patterns of computer and gaming station use in youth with psychiatric disorders. Key findings have been that youth with psychiatric disorders spend almost twice as much time per day on screens compared to youth in the general population; however, rates of “addictive” use are similar in the two populations. Children with externalizing disorders, including ADHD, are particularly prone to spending large amounts of time video-gaming. Interestingly, problems in day to day functioning are associated with addictive features of use, but not with time spent using (after controlling for addiction). This finding suggests that there is a difference between youth who are simply “filling” their time with screens, and those who use is more driven and problematic.

Publications

Types of parental involvement in CBT with anxious youth: A preliminary meta-analysis.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Katharina Manassis, Trevor Changgun Lee, Kathryn Bennett, Xiu Yan Zhao, Sandra Mendlowitz, Stephanie Duda, Michael Saini, Pamela Wilansky, Susan Baer, Paula Barrett, Denise Bodden, Vanessa E. Cobham, Mark R. Dadds, Ellen Flannery-Schroeder, Golda Ginsburg, David Heyne, Jennifer L. Hudson, Philip C. Kendall, Juliette Liber, Carrie Masia-Warner, Maaike H. Nauta, Ronald M. Rapee, Wendy Silverman, Lynne Siqueland, Susan H. Spence, Elisabeth Utens, Jeffrey J. Wood
DOI: 10.1037/a0036969
2014

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Age Effects in Child and Adolescent Anxiety: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysisResearch Article: CBT Age Effects in Child and Adolescent Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety
Kathryn Bennett and Katharina Manassis and Stephen D. Walter and Amy Cheung and Pamela Wilansky-Traynor and Natalia Diaz-Granados and Stephanie Duda and Maureen Rice and Susan Baer and Paula Barrett and Denise Bodden and Vanessa E. Cobham and Mark R. Dadds and Ellen Flannery-Schroeder and Golda Ginsburg and David Heyne and Jennifer L. Hudson and Philip C. Kendall and Juliette Liber and Carrie Masia Warner and Sandra Mendlowitz and Maaike H. Nauta and Ronald M. Rapee and Wendy Silverman and Lynne Siqueland and Susan H. Spence and Elisabeth Utens and Jeffrey J. Wood
DOI: 10.1002/da.22099
05/2013

Computer/gaming station use in youth: Correlations among use, addiction and functional impairment
Paediatrics & Child Health
Susan Baer, Kelly Saran, David A Green
DOI: 10.1093/pch/17.8.427
10/2012

Electronic Media Use and Addiction among Youth in Psychiatric Clinic versus School Populations
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Susan Baer, Kelly Saran, David A Green, Irene Hong
DOI: 10.1177/070674371205701204
2012

The screens culture: impact on ADHD
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
Margaret D. Weiss, Susan Baer, Blake A. Allan, Kelly Saran, Heidi Schibuk
DOI: 10.1007/s12402-011-0065-z
09/2011

Stuck on Screens: Patterns of Computer and Gaming-station Use in Youth Seen in a Psychiatric Clinic
Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2011

Stereotypic movement disorder: easily missedStereotypic Movement Disorder
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
ROGER D FREEMAN, ATEFEH SOLTANIFAR, SUSAN BAER
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03627.x
02/2010

SELECTIVE SOUND INTOLERANCE AND EMOTIONAL DISTRESS: WHAT EVERY CLINICIAN SHOULD HEAR
Psychosomatic Medicine
George Hadjipavlou, Susan Baer, Amanda Lau, Andrew Howard
DOI: 10.1097/psy.0b013e318180edc2
07/2008

Pilot Study of Community-Based Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Adolescents With Social Phobia
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
SUSAN BAER, E JANE GARLAND
DOI: 10.1097/00004583-200503000-00010
03/2005

The thermal reaction rate of muonium with methane (and ethane) in the gas phase
The Journal of Chemical Physics
Rodney Snooks, Donald J. Arseneau, Donald G. Fleming, Masayoshi Senba, James J. Pan, Mee Shelley, Susan Baer
DOI: 10.1063/1.469534
03/1995

First spectroscopic evidence for a muonium-containing molecule: NeMu* chemiluminescence
The Journal of Chemical Physics
Susan Baer, Donald G. Fleming, James J. Sloan, Donald J. Arseneau, Marcin Kolbuszewski, James Wright, Masayoshi Senba, James J. Pan, Rodney Snooks
DOI: 10.1063/1.467813
07/1994

NeMu* chemiluminescence: Radiolysis effects in gases
Hyperfine Interactions
Susan Baer, Donald J. Arseneau, Donald G. Fleming, Masayoshi Senba, James J. Pan, Rodney Snooks, Mee Shelley, James R. Kempton, James J. Sloan
DOI: 10.1007/bf02068494
1994

Transverse field dependence of muonium relaxation: Spin exchange and chemical reaction
Hyperfine Interactions
Masayoshi Senba, James J. Pan, Donald J. Arseneau, Susan Baer, Mee Shelley, Rodney Snooks, Donald G. Fleming
DOI: 10.1007/bf02068491
1994

Rate of abstraction of hydrogen atoms from ethane by muonium
Hyperfine Interactions
Rodney Snooks, Donald J. Arseneau, Susan Baer, Donald G. Fleming, Masayoshi Senba, James J. Pan, Mee Shelley
DOI: 10.1007/bf02068482
1994

Muonium atom spin exchange with alkali-metal vapors: Mu+Cs
Physical Review A
James J. Pan, Masayoshi Senba, Donald J. Arseneau, James R. Kempton, Donald G. Fleming, Susan Baer, Alicia C. Gonzalez, Rodney Snooks
DOI: 10.1103/physreva.48.1218
08/1993

Kinetic Isotope Effects in Gas-Phase Muonium Reactions
Isotope Effects in Gas-Phase Chemistry
Susan Baer, Donald Fleming, Donald Arseneau, Masayoshi Senba, Alicia Gonzalez
DOI: 10.1021/bk-1992-0502.ch008
09/1992

Infrared multiple photon studies of alkoxide-alcohol complexes
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Susan Baer, John I. Brauman
DOI: 10.1021/ja00040a037
07/1992

Thermodynamic and kinetic properties of the reaction Cl+O2+M=ClOO+M in the range 160–300 K and 1–1000 bar
The Journal of Chemical Physics
S. Baer, H. Hippler, R. Rahn, M. Siefke, N. Seitzinger, J. Troe
DOI: 10.1063/1.461543
11/1991

Gas-phase proton-transfer reactions between alkoxide anions
Journal of the American Chemical Society
James A. Dodd, Susan Baer, Christopher R. Moylan, John I. Brauman
DOI: 10.1021/ja00016a004
07/1991

Hemiacetal anions: a model for tetrahedral reaction intermediates
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Susan Baer, Elizabeth A. Brinkman, John I. Brauman
DOI: 10.1021/ja00003a012
01/1991

Electron attachment chemistry of SiCl4. Relevance to plasma reactions
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes
Christopher R. Moylan, Susan Baer Green, John I. Brauman
DOI: 10.1016/0168-1176(90)85130-t
04/1990

Absorption, Diffusibility, and Reduction of Paramagnetic Probes on DODAC Membranes
New Journal of Chemistry
1990

Transesterification in the gas phase: transfer of a solvent molecule from reactant to product ions
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Susan Baer, Page O. Stoutland, John I. Brauman
DOI: 10.1021/ja00193a049
05/1989

Surface Raman scattering and electrochemistry of iron protoporphyrin IX at a polycrystalline silver electrode
The Journal of Physical Chemistry
J. J. McMahon, S. Baer, C. A. Melendres
DOI: 10.1021/j100399a023
04/1986

The crystal structures and hydrogen-bond properties of three 3-hydroxy-flavone derivatives
Journal of Molecular Structure
M.C. Etter, Z. Urbanczyk-Lipkowska, S. Baer, P.F. Barbara
DOI: 10.1016/0022-2860(86)80175-2
04/1986