Department of Psychology

Courtney Haight, Ph.D.

Courtney Haight, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology


B.A. in Psychology and minor in Family Studies University of Northern Iowa (2003)
M.A. in General Psychology Northern Arizona University (2005)
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Summer 2011)
Internship completed at the Southern Arizona Psychology Consortium (SAPIC) Tucson, AZ

Research Interests

My clinical and research interests are child internalizing disorders with a specific focus on anxiety. Clinically, I have an extensive background in school refusal behavior and selective mutism. My research interests are school refusal behavior with an emphasis on systemic contextual variables that influence nonattendance such as family environment, ethnic identity, and school climate.

Selected Publications

Kearney, C. A., Haight, C., Gauger, M., & Schafer, R. School refusal behavior. In R.J.R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence. New York: Springer.

Haight, C., Kearney, C.A., Hendron, M., & Schafer, R. (2011).  Confirmatory analyses of the School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised: Replication and extension to a truancy sample.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 196-204.

Kearney, C. A., Haight, C., & Day, T. L. (2011). Selective mutism. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. New York: Springer.

Kearney, C. A., & Haight, C. (2010). School issues: Avoidance and school refusal. In G. P. Koocher & A.M. La Greca (Eds.), Parent's guide to psychological first aid: Helping children and adolescents cope with predictable life crises. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kearney, C. A., Cook, L. C., Wechsler, A., Haight, C. M., & Stowman, S. (2008). Behavioral assessment. In M. Hersen & A.M. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology, Volume 2: Children and adolescents (pp. 551-574). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Kearney, C. A., Stowman, S., Haight, C., & Wechsler, A. (2008). Manualized treatment for anxiety-based school refusal behavior in youth.  In C.W. LeCroy (Ed.), Handbook of evidence-based treatment manuals for children and adolescents (2nd ed.) (pp. 286-313). New York: Oxford University Press.

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