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

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

Editors' Best of 2021.
(2022 Jan)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 61(1): 4-9
Novins DK, Althoff RR, Cortese S, Drury SS, Frazier JA, Henderson SW, McCauley E, Njoroge WFM, White T

Editors' Note: First Annual Report Regarding JAACAP's Antiracist Journey.
(2021 Dec)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(12): 1448-1451
Novins DK, Althoff RR, Cortese S, Drury SS, Frazier JA, Henderson SW, McCauley E, Njoroge WFM, White T, Bath E

Telemental Health For Youth With Chronic Illnesses: Systematic Review.
(2021 Aug 27)
JMIR Ment Health 8(8): e30098
Lau N, Colt SF, Waldbaum S, O'Daffer A, Fladeboe K, Yi-Frazier JP, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR

Show complete publication list »
Edit Profile