Title: Associate Clinical Professor; Director, Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry at SFGH
University of Colorado, JD; Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, PhD
UCSF Infant-Parent Program; UCSF Child Trauma Research Project
Participating in research to investigate the effectiveness of a relationship-based treatment model with preschool age children who witnessed domestic violence. Other research includes assessing the functioning of children under five who present in non-mental health settings (family court and domestic violence shelters), and testing the effectiveness of a training model for the dissemination of child-parent psychotherapy to community clinicians.
Dr. Van Horn has provided training and technical assistance to the Safe Start Initiative, funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Through the Safe Start Initiative and the Nationa Child Traumatic Stress Network she has trained clinicians from 16 states in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based intervention for traumatized young children and their caretivers.
treatment of traumatic stress disorders in young children and their caregivers; forensic assessments in family court and dependency court
clinical supervision; child development; impact of trauma on child development
treatment outcome research; research regarding the impact of traumatic life events on young children and their caregivers
Administrative Assistant: Dione Johnson - Contact Information
Campus Location: SFGH
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