Elizabeth McCauley, MD

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

Recent Publications

eHealth and mHealth Psychosocial Interventions for Youths With Chronic Illnesses: Systematic Review.
(2020 Nov 10)
JMIR Pediatr Parent 3(2): e22329
Lau N, Waldbaum S, Parigoris R, O'Daffer A, Walsh C, Colt SF, Yi-Frazier JP, Palermo TM, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR

Facilitators and Barriers to Utilization of Psychosocial Care in Adolescents and Young Adults with Advanced Cancer: Integrating Mobile Health Perspectives.
(2020 Sep 24)
J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol
Lau N, Parsa AG, Walsh C, Yi-Frazier JP, Weiner BJ, Curtis JR, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR, Barton K

Sleep in youth with repeated self-harm and high suicidality: Does sleep predict self-harm risk?
(2020 Jul 24)
Suicide Life Threat Behav
Asarnow JR, Bai S, Babeva KN, Adrian M, Berk MS, Asarnow LD, Senturk D, Linehan MM, McCauley E

Our Vision: An Antiracist Journal.
(2020 Oct)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(10): 1105-1106
Novins DK, Althoff RR, Cortese S, Drury SS, Frazier JA, Henderson SW, McCauley E, White TJH

JAACAP's Role in Advancing the Science of Pediatric Mental Health and Promoting the Care of Youth and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2020 Jun)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(6): 686-688
Novins DK, Althoff RR, Billingsley MK, Cortese S, Drury SS, Frazier JA, Henderson SW, McCauley E, White TJH

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