Rochester, Minnesota


Whiteside.Stephen@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of Stephen P. Whiteside, Ph.D., L.P., focuses on child and adolescent anxiety disorders.

Focus areas

Dr. Whiteside's previous and ongoing projects include:

  • Development of electronic tools for the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Neuroimaging to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adults
  • Developing assessment procedures for anxiety
  • Developing short-term treatments for anxiety and other childhood emotional and behavioral problems

Significance to patient care

The research being conducted through the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic will provide answers about the benefits and costs of different treatments for childhood anxiety disorders and OCD.

This information will allow families and therapists to seek and deliver effective and efficient treatment, guide research developing shortened or self-directed interventions, and improve access to high-quality care.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  2. Co-Chair, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Psychology


  1. Post-doctoral Fellowship - Child and Family Medical Psychology Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. Resident Medical Psychology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Internship - APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship in Pediatric Psychology Geisinger Medical Center
  4. PhD - APA Accredited Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Validation of the UPPS Impulsivity Scale: A Four Factor Model of Impulsivity. Advisor: Donald R. Lynam, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
  5. MA - APA Accredited Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Masters Thesis: Using Impulsive Behavior in Laboratory Tasks to Identify Psychopaths, Extraverts, and Introverts. Advisor: Donald R. Lynam, PhD. University of Kentucky
  6. BA - Psychology. Honors Thesis: Categorization Process and Competing Categories. Advisor: Douglas Medin, Ph.D. Northwestern University

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