Alan E Kazdin

Research Professor and Sterling Professor Emeritus of Psychology


Alan E. Kazdin is John M. Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry and Director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, an outpatient treatment service for children and families. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University.

Before coming to Yale, he was on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. At Yale, he has been Chairman of the Psychology Department, Director of the Yale Child Study Center at the School of Medicine, and Director of Child Psychiatric Services, Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Kazdin’s honors include Research Scientist Career and MERIT Awards from the National Institute of Mental Health and the 2009 Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology (American Psychological Association).

His research focuses the treatment of oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior among children and adolescents. He has authored or edited over 650 articles and chapters, and books. His 45 books focus on child and adolescent psychotherapy, parenting, aggressive and antisocial behavior, and methodology and research design.

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