Katelyn Donisch, PhD, MSPH, is a post-doctoral fellow and clinical associate at CCFH, as well as the UCLA-Duke ASAP (Act, Support, and Protect) Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Donisch received her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota and completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. She also received her MSPH in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she participated in the national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. Her research interests include the implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of trauma-informed practices and treatments at the local, state, and national levels; and the utilization of trauma-informed practices within and across child- and family-service systems (e.g., education, juvenile justice, child welfare, integrated healthcare). Dr. Donisch also specializes in a variety of evidence-based trauma-focused mental health treatments for children and families.
Areas of Focus: Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework; evidence-based treatments that address conditions comorbid to traumatic stress (e.g., anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and self-harm)