The child clinical concentration emphasizes developmental psychopathology and biopsychosocial-cultural approaches to understanding normal and maladaptive processes in infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and their families. This track offers diversified coursework, research, and practicum opportunities related to, child clinical assessment/intervention, pediatric psychology, adolescent health, and children' social relations. Acceptance-Based, Behavioral Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Culturally-Tailored are the prominent approaches to intervention.
Faculty in the child clinical concentration are affiliated with the Child and Family Research Area. Current faculty research interests include: 1) Identification of environmental, behavioral, psychological, biological, cultural, social/peer, and familial mechanisms that promote resilience or reduce risk across a wide range of problems occurring from birth to the transition to adulthood; and 2) The development and dissemination of evidence-based assessment and interventions for children and families exposed to traumatic events and pediatric chronic illness/adolescent health conditions. Past students from this program have pursued careers in academic psychology departments and medical schools, where they are able to combine their research and clinical interests.
- Kristoffer S. Berlin, PhD
- Bob Cohen, PhD
- Kathryn H. Howell, PhD
- Idia B.Thurston, PhD