Policy and Practice

An important goal of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab is to use research on the developmental pathways to antisocial behavior to improve policy and practice. The lab is firmly committed to advancing evidence-based practice for child mental health. The lab also is committed to conducting research that has direct and important policy implications, such as the Crossroads Study, which was designed to guide juvenile justice decision-making in ways that enhance child development.

Bersani, B. E., Fine, A.D., Piquero, A.R., Steinberg, L., Frick, P.J., & Cauffman, E. (2018). Investigating the offending histories of undocumented immigrants. Migration Letters, 15, 147-166.

Dadds, M.R., Sicouri, G., Piotrowska, P.J., Collins, D.A.J., Hawes, D., Moul, C., Lenroot, R.K., Frick, P.J., Anderson, V., Kimonis, E.R., & Tully, L.A. (2019). Keeping parents involved: Risk factors for attrition in a self-directed, universally-available online parenting program. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, 881-893.

Fleming, G>E., Neo, B., Briggs, N.E., Kaouar, S., Frick, P.J., & Kimonis, E.R. (2022).  Parent training adapted to the needs of children with callous-unemotional traits. Behavioral Therapy, 53, 1265-1281.

Kimonis, E.R., Fleming, G., Briggs, N., Brower-French, L., Frick, P.J., Hawes, D.J., Bagner, D.M., Thomas, R., & Dadds, M. (2019).  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy adapted for preschoolers with callous-unemotional traits: An open trial pilot study.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48 (S1), S347-s361.  

Lechowicz, M.E., Jiang, Y., Tully, L.A., Burn, M.T., Collins, D.A.J., Hawes, D.J., Lenroot, R.K., Anderson, V., Doyle, F.L., Piotrowska, P.J., Frick, P.J., Kimonis, E.R., & Dadds, M.R. (2019). Enhancing father engagement in parenting programs: Translating research into practice recommendations. Australian Psychologist, 54, 83-89.

McMahon, R.J., Goulter, N., & Frick, P.J. (2021). Moderators of psychosocial intervention response for children and adolescents with conduct problems.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 50, 525-533.

Padgaonkar, N.T., Baker, A., Dapetto, M., Galvan, A., Frick, P.J., Steinberg, L., &Cauffman, E. (2021). Exploring disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system over the year following first arrest.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31, 317-334.

Piotrowska, P.J., Tully, L.A., Collins, D.A.J., Sawrikar, V., Hawes, D. Kimonis, E.R., Lenroot, R.K., Moul, C., Anderson, V., Frick, P.J., & Dadds, M.R. (2020). ParentWorks: Evaluation of an online, father-inclusive, universal parenting intervention to reduce child conduct problems. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 51, 503-513.

Piotrowksa, P.J., Tully, L.A., Lenroot, R., Kimonis, E., Hawes, D., Moul, C., Frick, P.J., Anderson, V., & Dadds, M.R. (2017). Mothers, fathers, and parental systems – a conceptual model of parental engagement in program for child mental health: Connect, Attend, Participate, Enact (CAPE). Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 20, 146-161.

Simpson, T.P., Frick, P.J., Kahn, R.E., & Evans, L.J. (2013). Therapeutic alliance in justice-involved boys undergoing mental health treatment: The role of callous-unemotional traits. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 12, 83-92.

White, S.F., Frick, P.J., Lawing, K., & Bauer, D. (2013). Callous-unemotional traits and response to functional family therapy in adolescent offenders. Behavioral Science and the Law, 31, 271-285.