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

Editors' Note and Special Communication: Research Priorities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Emerging From the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2021 May)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(5): 544-554.e8
Novins DK, Stoddard J, Althoff RR, Charach A, Cortese S, Cullen KR, Frazier JA, Glatt SJ, Henderson SW, Herringa RJ, Hulvershorn L, Kieling C, McBride AB, McCauley E, Middeldorp CM, Reiersen AM, Rockhill CM, Sagot AJ, Scahill L, Simonoff E, Stewart SE, Szigethy E, Taylor JH, White T, Zima BT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Self-Harming Youth: Emotion Regulation, Mechanisms, and Mediators.
(2021 Feb 1)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Asarnow JR, Berk MS, Bedics J, Adrian M, Gallop R, Cohen J, Korslund K, Hughes J, Avina C, Linehan MM, McCauley E

Editorial: Analyzing Treatment and Prescribing in Large Administrative Datasets With a Lens on Equity.
(2021 Mar 6)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Karnik NS, Cortese S, Njoroge WFM, Drury SS, Frazier JA, McCauley E, Henderson SW, White T, Althoff RR, Novins DK

Editors' Best of 2020.
(2021 Jan)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(1): 9-13
Novins DK, Althoff RR, Cortese S, Drury SS, Frazier JA, Henderson SW, McCauley E, Njoroge WFM, White TJH

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

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