Clinical Child

Affiliated with the Child and Family Research Area

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.

Primary Affiliates:

  • Kristoffer S. Berlin, PhD
  • Bob Cohen, PhD
  • Kathryn H. Howell, PhD