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Carla Smith Stover, PhD

Professor in the Child Study Center

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Carla Smith Stover, PhD

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Dr. Carla Stover is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center. Dr. Stover's research interests are focused on the impact of violence and trauma (particularly family violence) on child development and the advancement of best practice interventions for children and families affected by such violence exposure. Dr. Stover has provided clinical service to families impacted by domestic violence including acute/crisis response, as well as, longer term evidence based treatments like TF-CBT and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Dr. Stover has been awarded several grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop interventions for fathers with histories of intimate partner violence (IPV) and substance misuse. She developed Fathers for Change to enable fathers to reduce both their violence and substance use and improve their parenting. She has conducted trainings both nationally and internationally on engagement and treatment approaches for families impacted by trauma, IPV and substance misuse.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
  • PhD
    California School of Professional Psychology (2002)
  • Research Intern
    University of California San Francisco-Department of Psychiatry (2001)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement AwardUniversity of South Florida2016
Loan Repayment AwardNIDA2007, 2009

Professional Service

National Child Traumatic Stress Network-Family Systems Work GroupChairperson2007 - 2017

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