Child Study Center Faculty
Research Interests: Autism and related disorders; Asperger's disorder; Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD); Social development; Diagnosis; Neuropsychology
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Autism and pervasive developmental disorder; Asperger's disorder; Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), Social development, neuropsychology
Research Interests: Primary area of expertise: development, supervision and support of intensive in-home interventions for children at high risk for placement outside of their homes and communities for reasons of serious psychiatric disorders, abuse, neglect, and/ or chronic parental illness or substance abuse. Current research interest is the Family Health and Development Project (FHDP) a randomized controlled trial of the Intensive In-Home-Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS), developed at the Yale and now replicated at 20 locations in Connecticut. The effectiveness of IICAPS is being compared to the Home-Based Child Treatment Coordination Program (HCTC) a clinically informed, less intensive, child centered, parent focused intervention. Outcome variables include psychiatric hospitalization, service utilizations, behavioral and functional changes, parental perception and the attainment of treatment goals. A recent Service to Science award from SAMHSA will support the development of a pilot study of Family Based Recovery (FBR) an integrated in-home substance abuse and parent-child relationship-based treatment program also developed at Yale with the support of the Department of Children and Families and replicated at 5 additional sites in Connecticut.
Clinical Interests: Development of mental health treatments delivered to high risk children and families in their own homes, training of mental health professionals to deliver home-based treatment models
Research Interests: Pediatric psychology; Cultural diversity; Developmental evaluations; diagnostic clarification; treatment of children 0-5
Clinical Interests: child and adolescent psychology
Research Interests: Stress response systems; Serotonin neurochemistry and psychopharmacology; Early biomarkers
Research Interests: Mental Health Services Research
Research Interests: Adolescence; Creative cognition; Identity; Personality; Self; Juvenile Delinquency; Psychosocial Adjustment and Development; Intervention and Prevention; Psychological Assessment; Differential Approach to Development; Person-Centered Approach; Longitudinal Modeling.
Research Interests: Tourette syndrome; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Trichotillomania
Clinical Interests: Tourette's Syndrome; obsessive compulsive disorders, trichotillomania
Clinical Interests: Social communication; developmental disorders; receptive/ expressive language; educational programming
Research Interests: Early child development and education programming and policy; Development of national standards and indicators for monitoring child development outcomes; Government early childhood policies; Early intervention programs in several countries; Growing up Muslim in the United States and the influence of the present socio-political context on young Muslim children's identity development
Research Interests: child and adolescent psychiatry; psychological testing; pediatric consultation-liaison
Clinical Interests: child and adolescent psychology; psychological testing; learning disabilities; pediatric consultation-liaison, pediatric-oncology psychosocial services
Research Interests: Social, cognitive, and emotional development of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental disorders; eye tracking research of visual attention; early predictors of outcome; prodromal features of ASD in infancy; development of infants at risk for ASD due to genetic factors; treatment of young children with ASD; somatic growth patterns in ASD;
Clinical Interests: Early diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Research Interests: Child development; Child psychopathology; Developmental assessment and clinical evaluation; Mental health consultation; Early childhood education
Clinical Interests: developmental assessment;child psychotherapy;parent counseling;preschool mental health consultation
Research Interests: Child development; Education
Clinical Interests: depression; attention deficit disorders; disruptive behaviors; anxiety; mood disorders; self-harming behaviors; family discord; attachment difficulties
Clinical Interests: infant&child/parent psychotherapy; developmental assessment; treatment of children exposed to trauma; school consultation; psychotherapy with adolescents; family therapy
Research Interests: Characterizing the genetic and genomic architectures of Tourette Syndrome and Mental Retardation, autism and learning disabilities in children by understanding the contribution of rare genetic variation.
Clinical Interests: Tourette syndrome, tic disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry
Research Interests: Program development/evaluation; social and emotional learning/mental health prevention
Clinical Interests: animal assisted therapy
Clinical Interests: Family therapy/family systems; parent guidance and support; child/adolescent therapy; couples therapy; cognitive-behavioral approaches to treating anxiety and mood disorders; family interventions for anxiety disorders
Research Interests: Child care and early childhood education; Intervention policy analysis; Early childhood mental health consultation; Child and family social policy; Young child development
Clinical Interests: young child development; developmental assessment; preschool, child care, and early education consultation; early intervention; infant; toddler; preschool
Clinical Interests: Early onset disorders including autism, tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorders, and learning difficulties, developmental delays and emotional difficulties.
Research Interests: Child Maltreatment; Attachment Relationships; Resilience and Dysfunction; Developmental Psychopathology.
Clinical Interests: Survivors of childhood maltreatment; victims of trauma; attachment based interventions; internalizing and externalizing expressions of dysfunction; opportunities and challenges in adolescence; interpersonal processes in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Research Interests: Clinical Interests: child psychology; psychological assessment; educational evaluations; learning disabilities; parenting. Research Interests: longitudinal followup of children diagnosed with autism
Clinical Interests: Child psychology; psychological assessment; educational evaluations; learning disabilities; parenting
Research Interests: Psychology; Learning disabilities; Neuropsychiatric genetics
Clinical Interests: Yale Academic Skills Clinic (www.yale.edu/eglab/yasc)
Clinical Interests: reading development, skilled reading performance, and impairments in language and reading processes; particularly interested in children with complex reading profiles including difficulties with reading decoding, encoding, fluency, vocabulary, and/or comprehension.
Research Interests: Child development, early childhood education, teaching, learning, mentoring, public policy
Clinical Interests: Autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, pervasive developmental disorders
Research Interests: Tic disorders; Tourette's syndrome; Obsessive-compulsive disorders (children and adolescents); Adolescent suicide
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; psychoanalysis; psychotherapy; psychopharmacology; tic disorders; Tourette's syndrome; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) in children and adolescents; trichotillomania (hair-pulling)
Clinical Interests: autism spectrum disorders; developmental disabilities; girls with autism spectrum disorders; group therapy for autism spectrum disorders; cultural and religious issues as they impact diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders;
Research Interests: Anxiety disorders; Family accommodation; Parent based treatment; Motion-tracking
Clinical Interests: anxiety disorders; obsessive compulsive disorder; tic diosrders
Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Tourette's syndrome; Obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD)
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Tourette's syndrome; Obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD)
Research Interests: early childhood education; comparative education; American education; Chinese education; teacher preparation; early education quality; early education assessment and evaluation; early education curriculum
Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Neuropharmacology
Clinical Interests: Translational Neuroscience; fragile x syndrome, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease; Child and adolescent psychiatry; Neuropharmacology
Research Interests: Child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy; Trauma consultation and treatment
Clinical Interests: Child, adolescent and adult consultations, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy; Trauma consultation and treatment
Research Interests: assessment and treatment of pediatric anxiety; anxiety sensitivity; the role of parental control in anxiety in youth; the role of Latino culture in anxiety
Clinical Interests: anxiety disorders; phobias; school refusal behavior; selective mutism
Research Interests: Inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Pediatric psychosomatic medicine; Psychosocial aspects of pediatric oncology; Medical education in child and adolescent psychiatry
Clinical Interests: Inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry; Pediatric psychopharmacology; Pediatric psychosomatic medicine; Psychosocial aspects of pediatric oncology
Research Interests: Early adversity; Stress regulation; Parental addiction; Risk for drug use in adolescence; Neural circuitry of social attachment and parental behavior; Developing reward systems; Electrophysiology
Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Early child development
Research Interests: Developmental neuroscience; Social perception
Clinical Interests: Child psychology; autism spectrum disorder; developmental disabilities
Clinical Interests: Assessment and treatment of young children; Parenting; Adjustment issues in young children; Trauma & young children; Zero To Three Safe Babies Project
Research Interests: Brain mechanisms; Child development; Neurodevelopmental disorders
Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, psychopharmacology, individual therapy, and parent guidance for a range of emotional and behavioral concerns.
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, psychopharmacology, individual therapy and parent guidance for a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Consultations to schools and other organizations.
Research Interests: parenting; maternal brain; neurobiology; EEG/ERP; emotion perception and regulation; addiction; depression
Clinical Interests: Dr. Schowalter born, raised, and educated in Wisconsin. He came first to Yale in 1960 as a pediatric intern. He was a child psychiatry resident at the Yale Child Study Center between 1963 and 1965. After serving two years in the army, he joined the Child Study Center faculty in 1967 and remained throughout his career. Dr. Schowalter’s career focused mainly on issues in pediatric liaison, adolescent care, and professional training. Dr. Schowalter chaired the Child Psychiatry Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He also chaired the Child Psychiatry Examination Committee and was on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Society of Professors of Child Psychiatry, the Association for the Care of Children’s Healthcare, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and the Benjamin Rush Society. At the Child Study Center, Dr. Schowalter became a professor in 1975 and became the first Albert J. Solnit Professor in 1989. He served as the Center’s Interim Director, 2001-2002. He became emeritus in 2003, but continues to teach and consult.
Research Interests: Autism; Eye-tracking; Gaze-contingent technology; Magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Galvanic skin response; Electrodermal activity; Augmentative and alternative communication
Research Interests: Child and adolescent phobic and anxiety disorders; Developmental mechanisms; Treatment development and evaluation; Processes of change in treatment outcome
Clinical Interests: child and adolescent fears; phobias; anxiety; stress reactions; worry
Clinical Interests: Child Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry
Research Interests: Early Brain Development; Inhibitory Neurons; Prenatal Stress; Childhood Behavioral Problems; Behavioral Models of Psychiatric Disorders; Etiologies of Psychiatry Illness; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Anxiety; Schizophrenia; Depression; Autism
Clinical Interests: child psychiatry; autism; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); childhood anxiety; young child mental health; maternal mental health;
Research Interests: Medical education; Practice patterns and workforce issues in child and adolescent psychiatry; Models of psychiatric care
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatric diagnosis and treatment (psychotherapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology); inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry; consultation to schools
Clinical Interests: Behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy for children with specialization in 1) Cognitive behavior therapy and parent management training for irritability and disruptive behavior 2) Habit reversal training for Tourette Syndrome 3) Exposure and response prevention for OCD 4) CBT for anxiety disorders
Research Interests: autism spectrum disorders; nonverbal learning disabilities; assessment; neuropsychological profiles; co-morbidity; developmental trajectories; outcome
Clinical Interests: autism spectrum disorders; developmental disabilities; neuropsychology
Research Interests: Neural stem cells; Cerebral cortex; Neuronal progenitors; Tyrosine kinase growth factors; Excitatory neurons; GABAergic neurons; Postmortem human brain; Induced pluripotent stem cells; Hypoxia
Clinical Interests: developmental disabilities; autism
Research Interests: Behavioral Activation CBT and other interventions for change; anxiety disorders; dissemination of evidenced based treatments ; obsessive-compulsive disorders; Tourette's syndrome; anger management; adjustments in chronic illness; Integrative Medicine; hypnosis; sports psychology; executive coaching and leadership development; business ethics and decision making
Clinical Interests: child and adolescent psychology
Clinical Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Forensic Evaluations; Developmental Regression.
Clinical Interests: autism spectrum disorders; social skills training; sibling support
Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Inpatient child psychiatry; Intensive home-based treatment; Empirically based practice; Implementation of empirically based practice
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; inpatient child psychiatry; intensive home-based treatment; empirically based practice
Research Interests: Dr. Xu's research focuses on translational work examining the role of STriatal Enriched Protein tyrosine phosphatase (STEP) in neuropsychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and schizophrenia (SZ).