Kelly A. O’Neil Rodriguez, PhD

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Kelly A. O’Neil Rodriguez, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Pediatric Psychology Predoctoral Internship - Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE


Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship - Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

MA in Clinical Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Psychologist

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Rodriguez, K. A. O., & Kendall, P. C. (2014). Suicidal ideation in anxiety-disordered youth: Identifying predictors of risk. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 51-62. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.843463




Kendall, P.C., Peterman, J.S., Villabø, M.A., Mychailyszyn, M., & O’Neil, K.A. (2016). Treating children and adolescents. In Nezu, A. M. & Nezu C.M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Kendall, P.C., Rodriguez, K. A. O., Villabø, M.A., Martinsen, K., Stark, K., & Banneyer, K. (2014). Therapy with children and adolescents: Cognitive-behavioral therapy offers a transdiagnostic perspective. In J. Ehrenreich-May & B. Chu (Eds.), Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Principles and Practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Cummings, C. M., Read, K. L., Brodman, D. M., O’Neil, K. A., Villabø, M. A., Gere, M. K., & Kendall, P. C. (2013). Continuing to advance empirically-supported treatments: Factors in empirically-supported practice for anxiety disorders. In D. McKay & E. A. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents. New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media.


O’Neil, K. A., Brodman, D. M., Cohen, J. S., Edmunds, J. M., & Kendall, P. C. (2012). Childhood anxiety disorders: The Coping Cat Program. In E. Szigethy, J. Weisz, & R. L. Findling (Eds.), Cognitive behavior therapy for children and adolescents. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.


O’Neil, K. A., Benjamin, C. L., Crawley, S. A., & Kendall, P. C. (2011). Anxiety: Situational and performance anxiety. In G. P. Koocher & A. M. La Greca (Eds.), The parents’ guide to psychological first aid: Helping children and adolescents cope with predictable life crises. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Posters and Presentations


Hughes-Reid, C., Rodriguez, K. A. O., Noeder, M., & DiGuglielmo, M. (2014, October). Joint Behavioral Health/Gastroenterology Clinic for Functional Disorders Increases Follow-Up to Behavioral Health. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Atlanta, GA.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association (APA)

Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54)

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53)