Elizabeth McCauley, PhD

Personal Statement

I am a developmental and child clinical psychologist actively engaged in a clinical and research program designed to characterize the development, course, and management of clinical depression in young people.  My colleagues and I are engaged in a series of research investigations documenting the developmental pathways of youth with depressive disorders and co-occurring conduct problems, testing the efficacy of a brief intervention, assessment and engagement approach for school-based for school based providers, and adapting and testing behavioral activation as a therapy for depressed adolescents. I am also engaged in a randomized control study assessing the efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a treatment for youth with suicidal ideation and behaviors.

I have been actively involved with national and local efforts to disseminate training in evidenced based treatment strategies to child mental health care providers and is currently working with King County Public Health and local school districts to provide training and consultation to school based mental health providers in evidenced based assessment and intervention approaches. In addition to my work focused on depressive disorders, I have extensive experience evaluating and treating children/adolescents and their families who present with a variety of developmental and behavior problems including youth with gender dysphoria and those with disorders of sex development.

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Mood and Anxiety Program – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Consultation and Liaison Service – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Training Clinic
Crisis Consultation Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality for Teens: A Promising Frontline Intervention for Addressing Adolescent Suicidality.
(2021 Aug 26)
Pract Innov (Wash D C) 7(2): 154-167
Adrian M, Blossom JB, Chu PV, Jobes D, McCauley E

Digital photography in the evaluation and management of female patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: A standardized protocol for quality improvement.
(2022 Apr 22)
J Pediatr Urol
Cheng JW, Cain MP, Nicassio LN, Oelschlager AEA, Fechner PY, McCauley E, Adam MP, Shnorhavorian M

Trajectories of Treatment Response and Nonresponse in Youth at High Risk for Suicide.
(2022 Feb 2)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Berk MS, Gallop R, Asarnow JR, Adrian M, Avina C, Hughes JL, Korslund KE, McCauley E

Latent classes of oppositional defiant disorder in adolescence and prediction to later psychopathology.
(2022 Jan 25)
Dev Psychopathol
Racz SJ, McMahon RJ, Gudmundsen G, McCauley E, Vander Stoep A

Associations between Sex, Rumination, and Depressive Symptoms in Late Adolescence: A Four-Year Longitudinal Investigation.
(2022 Jan 12)
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol
Dawson GC, Adrian M, Chu P, McCauley E, Vander Stoep A

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