Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD

Departments & Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center


Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD is an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Perepletchikova has a long-standing interest in child psychopathology, parental factors and relevant interventions. Specifically, her prior research focused on the examination of parenting practices related to behavior problems in children and adolescents, and she is currently adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to children. Dr. Perepletchikova was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine and attended Odessa State University, with major in English Language and Literature. She received her B.A. in Psychology from St. John's University, M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. Her research focused on childhood psychopathology and evaluation of treatment integrity in treatment outcome research. Dr. Perepletchikova has extensive experience in research and treatment of adults, adolescents and children with emotional and behavioral dysregulation, including BPD. She was trained in DBT while on internship at Yale University School of Medicine, and she obtained intensive and advanced intensive trainings in DBT with Marsha Linehan's Behavioral Tech. Dr. Perepletchikova is currently examining preliminary feasibility and efficacy of DBT adapted for pre-adolescent children exposed to trauma, and exhibiting suicidality and/or self-harm behaviors. Further, she is also evaluating efficacy of this intervention for children with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation in residential care.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University, Clinical Psychology (2007)
MPhil Yale University (2004)
MS Yale University, Clinical Psychology (2003)
MA Teachers College, Columbia University, Clinical Psychology (1996)
BA Saint John's University, Psychology (1993)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Predoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine

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