Olivia Conover, PhD
Dr. Olivia Conover is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Baker Center working within the Center for Effective Therapy and a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Conover received her B.A. in Psychology from Lehigh University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, a community mental health center in Canton, Ohio.
Dr. Conover has assessed and treated children, adolescents, and their families across many different settings, including in homes, schools, community organizations, outpatient clinics, and hospitals. She has been trained in a number of evidence-based models including the Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and more. She also has significant training in comprehensive and psychological evaluations, including psychoeducational testing. Additionally, Dr. Conover has provided training and supervision to other clinicians in evidence-based interventions, assessments, and progress monitoring tools.
Dr. Conover is passionate about providing evidence-based care to children and their families and has extensive experience working to adapt evidence-based interventions to diverse populations, in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, disability, socioeconomic status, and LGBTQIA+ identity. She believes strongly in increasing accessibility to and quality of evidence-based assessment and intervention through clinical work, training initiatives, and research. Her thesis and dissertation research focused on how parenting behaviors and marital context factors influence long-term social and adaptive behavior development in children with intellectual disabilities.