Dr. Albano received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders at SUNY Albany. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a Beck Institute Scholar, and is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
She is on the board of directors of Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and past president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She is also past-president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, where she is now publications chair. She is past editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice and currently is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
She has published more than 90 articles and chapters and is the co-author of several cognitive behavioral treatment manuals and of the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children, all published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Albano served as a Principal Investigator of a 6-site, National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study entitled "Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study" and also was a PI for the Treatments for Adolescents with Depression Study. Both trials examined the relative efficacy of CBT, medication, combination treatment, and pill placebo in youth. Her book with Leslie Pepper, Helping Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life, was the 2014 Self-Help Book Award winner from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and received a 2014 Seal of Merit from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.