Founding Director, Hathaway Children’s Clinical Research Institute, 1999-2004
Child Adversity and Trauma Screen (CATS): Currently mentoring medical students in research methods while field testing this instrument developed with Julian Ford, PhD, to provide rapid screening of all forms of child psychological trauma and adversity.
Justina: A Virtual Adolescent Trauma Patient: Worked with a team to develop this tool for training mental health students and professionals about PTSD and the significance of therapeutic alliance.
Developed a comprehensive database documenting trauma histories, symptoms, and functioning in multiple domains for a longitudinal outcomes project focusing on consequences of severe interpersonal trauma in a population of ethnically diverse youth in residential treatment.
Examined Best Practices across the spectrum of services provided by Hathaway’s major sites including two community-based outpatient clinics, all residential, foster care, family preservation and substance abuse services (total agency budget: $18 Million).
Initiated Collaborative projects to explore improved treatment models for chronically traumatized children in residential treatment as well as examining alternatives to residential treatment.