Billie Samantha Schwartz, PhD

Billie Samantha Schwartz, PhD

Billie Samantha Schwartz, PhD, is a Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and Training

Internship

Clinical Psychology Pre-doctoral Internship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Post-doctoral fellowship in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology - Children's Hospital of Philadephia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Administration and Psychology - Simmons College, Boston, MA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Counseling Psychology - The University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

MA in Mental Health Counseling - Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Garbacz, S. A., Watkins, N. D., Diaz, Y., Barnabas, E. R., Schwartz, B. S., & Eiraldi, R.  Using Conjoint Behavioral Consultation to implement evidence-based interventions for students in under-resourced urban schools. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth.  Online publication ahead of print. doi: 10.1080/1045988X.2016.1261078  

Njoroge, W.F.M., Hostutler, C.A., Schwartz, B.S., & Mautone, J.M.  (2016). Integrated behavioral health in pediatric primary care.  Current Psychiatry Reports, 18, 106. doi:10.1007/s11920-016-0745-7 

Eiraldi, R.., Khanna, M. S., Jawad, A. F., Fishman, J., Glick, H. A., Schwartz, B. S., Cacia, J., Wandersman, A., & Beidas, R.. (2016). A hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of group CBT for anxiety in urban schools: Rationale, design, and methods.  Implementation Science, 11(92), 1-14. doi: DOI 10.1186/s13012-016-0453-z  

Eiraldi, R., Power, T., Schwartz B. S., Keiffer, J., McCurdy, B., Mathen, M., & Jawad, A. F.  (2016). Examining effectiveness of group CBT for externalizing and internalizing disorders in urban schools.  Behavior Modification, (Epub ahead of print), 1-29. DOI: 10.1177/0145445516631093

Books

Chapters

Nicolas, G., & Schwartz, B. (2012). Culture first: lessons learned in culturally adapting treatment for Black Caribbean youth (pp. 71-90). In Bernal, G. & Domenech Rodríguez, M.M. (Eds.) Cultural Adaptations: Tools for Evidence-Based Practice with Diverse Populations. Washington DC: APA Press.

2010

Nicolas, G., Schwartz, B., & Pierre, E. (2010). Weathering the storms like bamboo: The strengths of Haitians in coping with natural disasters. (pp. 93-106) In Eugene, D., Kalayjian, A., & Reyes, G.  (Eds.) Cross-Cultural Handbook of Emotional Healing: Rituals and Practices for Resilience After Trauma, 2 volumes. Westport, CT: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

Posters and Presentations

2016

Schwartz, B.S., Khanna, M., Cacia, J., Bressler, S., Kanine, R., Swift, L., Orapallo, A., & Eiraldi, R.E.  A hybrid implementation-effectiveness trial of group CBT for anxiety in urban schools – training the workforce in community settings.  (Poster presented at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Forum: Training the Future Healthcare Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families, Washington, DC, November 29, 2016).

Mautone, J.A., Schwartz, B.S., Njoroge, W., Berkowitz, S., Robins, P., & Power, T.J. Interprofessional training in integrated behavioral health in urban pediatric primary care (Poster presented at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Forum: Training the Future Healthcare Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families, Washington, DC, November 29, 2016).

Mautone, J.A., Schwartz, B.S., McCurdy, B., Orapallo, A., Cabello, B., Khanna, M., & Eiraldi, R.B. Implementation of evidence-based practices in urban schools: Project ACCESS (Poster presented at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Forum: Training the Future Healthcare Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families, Washington, DC, November 29, 2016).

Schwartz, B.A., Swift, L., Kanine, R.M., Khanna, M., & Eiraldi, R.B. Considerations for the Train-the-Trainer models of CBT treatments for anxiety in urban youth.  (Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) 50th Annual Convention, October 28, 2016). 

Schwartz, B.S. “An ethnographic study of implementation of evidence-based treatments in child mental health: first steps.” (Presentation and article discussion for the School Mental Health Journal Club at CHOP, April, 2016). 

Schwartz, B., Khanna, M., Keiffer, J., Jawad, A., Mautone, J., & Eiraldi R.  Evaluation of training methods for implementation of evidence-based practice in urban schools. (Poster presentation presented at the 2016 Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2016). 

Eiraldi, R., Schwartz, B., Keiffer, J., Khanna, M., McCurdy, B., Power, T., Mautone, J., Abraham, M., & Jawad, A.  Variations in fidelity of group CBT by type of support for interventions. (Poster presented at the 13th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2016).

Eiraldi, R., McCurdy, B., Schwartz, B., Khanna, M., Cacia, J., Power, T., Jawad, A., & Mautone, J.  Implementation of SWPBIS with Mental Health Supports in Urban Schools.  (Presentation at the 13th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Francisco, CA, March 25, 2016).

2015

Eiraldi, R., McCurdy, B., Schwartz, B., & Keiffer, J.  Examining effectiveness of SWPBIS with mental health supports in urban schools.  (Poster presented at the 8th Annual Conference on Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Washington DC., December 2015). 

Keiffer J., Schwartz, B.S., Mautone J., Eiraldi, R.  A cluster randomized trial to evaluate implementation methods through consultation and coaching in urban school settings. (Poster presented at the 48th Annual Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Conference in October 2015.) 

Schwartz, B.S. “Implementation of evidence-based interventions in schools: Issues and challenges in social-emotional learning and mental health problems.” (Presentation and article discussion for the School Mental Health Journal Club at CHOP, August, 2015).  

Schwartz, B.S. “Effects of workshop trainings on evidence-based practice knowledge and attitudes among youth community mental health providers.” (Presentation and article discussion for the School Mental Health Journal Club at CHOP, May 2015). 

Schwartz, B.S. Adapting Evidence-Based Treatment for Implementation in Urban Schools. (Poster presented at 2015 LEND Research Day, May 2015).

Schwartz, B.S. Perceived discrimination, ethnic identity development and well-being in children: an exploration study.  (Poster presented at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, March 2015).

Schwartz, B.S. Adapting Evidence-Based Treatment for Implementation in Urban Schools. (Poster presented at the 2015 Research, Policy, and Practice Conference for the School District of Philadelphia, March 2015).

Mautone, J.A., McCurdy, B., Khanna, M., Schwartz, B.S., Ritvalsky, K., & Eiraldi, R.B.: Implementation of evidence-based practices in urban schools: Project ACCESS (Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL, February, 2015).

Schwartz, B.S. “Bridging the Gap Between Prevention Research and Practice: The Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation.”  (Presentation and article discussion for the School Mental Health Journal Club at CHOP, January, 2015).  

Awards and Honors

2013-2014, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

2014, Outstanding Doctoral Student, University of Miami, SOEHD

2013, SOEHD Research Support Award, University of Miami, SOEHD

2013, Carolyn Garwood Award for Service, University of Miami, SOEHD

2011-2012, Teaching Fellowship, University of Miami, SOEHD

2009-2014, Barbara Marks Scholarship, University of Miami, SOEHD

2010, APA Student Travel Award, American Psychological Association

2009-2012, Katy Dean Scholarship, University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development (SOEHD)

2008, Dean’s Scholarship Award, Boston College, Lynch School of Education

2005, PSI CHI, Simmons College

2002-2006, Simmons College Honors Program Fellowship, Simmons College