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

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

Android and iPhone Mobile Apps for Psychosocial Wellness and Stress Management: Systematic Search in App Stores and Literature Review.
(2020 May 22)
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 8(5): e17798
Lau N, O'Daffer A, Colt S, Yi-Frazier JP, Palermo TM, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR

Editorial: Research in Real-World Settings: Challenging the Limits of Experimental Design.
(2020 Jun)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(6): 697-698
McCauley E, Novins DK

Editors' Best of 2019.
(2020 Jan)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(1): 8-12
Novins DK, Althoff RR, Cortese S, Drury SS, Frazier JA, Henderson SW, McCauley E, White TJH

Examining key sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents and young adults with cancer: A post hoc analysis of the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management randomized clinical trial.
(2020 Mar)
Palliat Med 34(3): 336-348
Lau N, Bradford MC, Steineck A, Scott S, Bona K, Yi-Frazier JP, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR

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