Rachel K. Sandercock, PhD

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Rachel K. Sandercock, PhD, is a psychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Neurodevelopment, Autism
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Developmental Disabilities track - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO


Developmental Pediatrics - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Board Certification

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Certification – PCIT International

Undergraduate Degree

BP in Psychology - University of Pittsburgh Honors College, Pittsburgh, PA
BA in English Literature - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
MA in Clinical Psychology - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Sandercock, R.K., Lamarche, E.M., Klinger, M.R., & Klinger, L.G. (2020). Assessing the convergence of self-report and informant measures for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism, 24(8), 2256- 2268.




Turner-Brown, L. & Sandercock, R.K. (2020). Evaluating Evidence in ASD Interventions. In Vivanti, G. Bottema-Beutel, K., & Turner-Brown, L. (Eds.). Clinical Guide to Early Interventions for Children with Autism. Springer International Publishing.


Williams, L., Sandercock, R.K., & Klinger, L.G. (2019). Assessment of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. In Sellbom, M. & Suhr, J. (Eds.). The Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis. Cambridge University Press.

Awards and Honors

2019, Dashiell Dissertation Startup Award
2019, International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) travel award
2013-2015, Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience
2013, Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh Honors College
2013, University of Pittsburgh for Best Annual Essay in Children’s Literature, 2nd place
2012, Brackenridge Summer Research Fellowship
2012, Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr., Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad hoc reviewer, Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP)