Department of Psychology

Sarah E. Francis

Image of Sarah FrancisPhD, University of Hawaii, 2005
Director of Clinical Training

Office: UH 1430
Phone: 419-530-2771

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Dr. Francis will be accepting students for the Fall of 2024.

Dr. Francis' CV can be viewed here.

Research Interests

  • child anxiety
  • parental influences on child anxiety
  • child anxiety sensitivity
  • prevention of childhood anxiety

Selected Publications 

Francis, S. E. (2014). The role of parental anxiety sensitivity in parent reports of child anxiety in treatment seeking families. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 19, 111-124. doi:10.1177/1359104512470055

Francis, S. E., Ebesutani, C., & Chorpita, B. F. (2012). Differences in levels of functional impairment and rates of serious emotional disturbance between youth with internalizing and externalizing disorders when using CAFAS or GAF to assess functional impairment. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 20, 226-240. doi: 10.1177/1063426610387607

Francis, S.E., Mezo, P. G., & Fung, S. L. (2012). Self-control training in children: A review of interventions for anxiety and depression and the role of parental involvement. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 220-238. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2011.637990

Noël, V., Francis, S. E., Williams-Outerbridge, K., & Fung, S. L. (2012). Catastrophizing as a predictor of depressive and anxious symptoms in children. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 311-320. doi: 10.1007/s10608-011-9370-2

Noël, V., & Francis, S. E. (2011). A meta-analytic review of the role of child anxiety sensitivity in child anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 721-733. doi: 10.1007/s10802-011-9489-3

Francis, S. E., & Chorpita, B. F. (2011).Parental beliefs about child anxiety as a mediator of parent and child anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 21-29. doi: 10.1007/s10608-009-9255-9

Last Updated: 4/29/24