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

Remission, Recovery, Relapse, and Recurrence Rates for Suicide Attempts and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury for Suicidal Youth Treated With Dialectical Behavior Therapy or Supportive Therapy.
(2024 Feb 5)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Berk MS, Gallop R, Asarnow JR, Adrian MC, Hughes JL, McCauley E

Advancing Suicide Intervention Strategies for Teens (ASSIST): study protocol for a multisite randomised controlled trial.
(2023 Dec 12)
BMJ Open 13(12): e074116
Adrian M, McCauley E, Gallop R, Stevens J, Jobes DA, Crumlish J, Stanley B, Brown GK, Green KL, Hughes JL, Bridge JA

Predicting individual cases of major adolescent psychiatric conditions with artificial intelligence.
(2023 Oct 10)
Transl Psychiatry 13(1): 314
de Lacy N, Ramshaw MJ, McCauley E, Kerr KF, Kaufman J, Nathan Kutz J

Relations among symptoms of depression over time in at-risk youth.
(2023 Nov)
J Psychopathol Clin Sci 132(8): 961-971
Quinn ME, Liu Q, Cole DA, McCauley E, Diamond G, Garber J

A unique model of care for youth in crisis: A pilot open trial.
(2024 May)
Psychol Serv 21(2): 388-397
Adrian M, Twohy E, Babeva K, Jenness J, Gurtovenko K, Blossom JB, King S, McCartney L, McCauley E

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