Alison R. Zisser, PhD

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Alison R. Zisser, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training


Clinical Psychology - Lurie Children's Hospital for Chicago, Chicago, IL


Child and Family Therapy - Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate Degree

MS in Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Zisser, A.R., & Eyberg, S.M. (2012). Maternal ADHD: Parent-Child Interactions and Relations with Child Disruptive Behavior. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 34, 33-52.




Zisser, A.R. & Eyberg, S.M. (2011). Family issues: Temper tantrums and noncompliance. In A.M. La Greca & G. Koocher (Eds.) Parent’s guide to emotional first aid: Helping children and adolescents cope with predictable life crises. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Zisser, A.R. & Eyberg, S.M. (2010). Parent-child interaction therapy and the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders. In A.E. Kazdin & J.R. Weisz (Eds.) Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents, second edition. New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Zisser, A.R. & Eyberg, S.M. (2009). Frequent tantrums: Oppositional behavior in a young child, psychotherapeutic perspective. In C.A. Galanter & P.S. Jensen (Eds.) DSM-IV TR casebook and treatment guide for child mental health. (pp. 380-383). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Posters and Presentations


Zisser, A.R., Eyberg, S.M. Marsiske, M., Boggs, S.R., & Bussing, R. (2012, August). Analysis of Change in Parent Perceptions of Barriers in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association conference, Orlando, FL.