Carmelita S. Foster, PhD

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Carmelita S. Foster, PhD, is a psychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Adolescent depression and anxiety, Contemporary behavior therapy, Intergroup relations
Locations: Primary Care, Cobbs Creek
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology & Integrated Behavioral Health - Nemours/ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Behavioral Health - Nemours/ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, New Castle County, DE

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services

Research Interests

The efficacy and cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments
Integrated behavioral health
Health disparities
Identity development




Petts, R.A., Foster, C.S., Douleh, T.N. & Gaynor, ST. (2016). Measuring Activation in Adolescent Depression: Preliminary Psychometric Data on the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale-Short Form. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice,

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
American Psychological Association
 - Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.