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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Peds Neurodevelop Disabilities, 2016
    Children's National Medical Center
  • PhD, 2013
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Internship Program, Clinical Psychology, 2013
    National Jewish Health
  • MS, 2007
    University of Exeler
  • BA, 2005
    University of Richmond

National Provider ID: 1609250117


Cara Pugliese, Ph.D., specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Her current research is focused on developing classroom strategies to help adolescents with ASD learn cognitive and behavioral flexibility, planning and organization skills. Dr. Pugliese received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech. She completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Clinical Developmental Neuroscience at Children's National, prior to becoming a member of the CASD faculty.

Research & Publications