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Karin Vanderzee

CredentialsLicensed Psychologist
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Child Parent Psychotherapy State Trainer
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Within Agency Trainer
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Consultant
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPSY Psychiatry, College of Medicine
DivisionPSY Psychologist
Addresssee IT0006, Addresses
Mail Slot # 654
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-9664-5652 Additional info
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    Dr. Karin Vanderzee is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her clinical and research interests focus on early childhood trauma and intervention development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based treatments to promote resilience following traumatic events. She is a nationally certified/rostered trainer or consultant in three of the most widely used and empirically supported treatments for childhood trauma: Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. She also serves as a co-investigator for the Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma program, which aims to strengthen the quality of available trauma services for children and their families throughout the state of Arkansas. She is currently the Chair of the PCIT International Training Task Force. In addition, she has published several peer reviewed articles, and routinely gives national, state, and local presentations about childhood trauma and evidence-based treatments for children who have experienced trauma.

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    Miami University, Oxford, OhioPh.D.08/2013Clinical Psychology
    Miami University, Oxford, OhioM.A.12/2007Clinical Psychology
    Rhodes College, Memphis, TNB.A.05/1999Psychology

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         (Sufna John)Jul 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2023
    Arkansas Revenue Stabilization Act for 2010
    Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma
    Role: Co-Investigator

    U79SM061110     (Benjamin Sigel)Sep 30, 2012 - Sep 29, 2016
    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
    Arkansas Network for Early Stress and Trauma
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R21MH097784     (Joshua Cisler)Jun 15, 2012 - May 31, 2015
    NIH/Nat. Inst. of Mental Health
    Neural Network Predictors of Treatment Outcome Among Adolescent Assault Victims
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Smith AB, Cooley DT, Mesman GR, John SG, Wilburn EH, Vanderzee KL, Pemberton JR. Behavior Management in Young Children Exposed to Trauma: A Case Study of Three Evidence-Based Treatments. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2023 Dec; 16(4):839-852. PMID: 38045836.
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    2. John, S.G., Cooley, D., Smith, A., Roberts, L., Dougherty, E., Mesman, G., Pemberton, J., Vanderzee, K., Church, J., & Sievers, C. . Feasibility of and satisfaction with virtual trainings for evidence-based child trauma treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. 2022.
    3. Pemberton, J. R., Quetsch, L. B., Mesman, G. R., Vanderzee, K. L., Dougherty, E. H., Williams, C. A., Davis, R. F., III, & Morton, A. R. . Drills in the PCIT Child-Directed Interaction Phase: A Compilation with Recommendations for Appropriate Use. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. 2022.
    4. Dougherty, E. H., Edge, N. A., Vanderzee, K. L., John, S. G., Roberts, L. T., Mesman, G. R., & Pemberton, J. R. Pairing policy change with investments in supports to improve outcomes for children impacted by family violence: The Arkansas experience. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 2021.
    5. Smith, A. B., Dopp, A. R., Perrine, C. M., Parisi, K., Vanderzee, K. L., John, S., Edge, N., & Kramer, T. L. . Training providers at children’s advocacy centers to treat early childhood trauma: Perspectives on barriers, facilitators, and sustainability. Children and Youth Services Review. 2020; 118.
    6. Mesman GR, John SG, Dougherty EH, Edge NA, Pemberton JL, Vanderzee KL, McKelvey LM. Sleep as a Moderator of Young Children's Traumatic Stress and Behavior Problems: a Treatment-Referred Sample. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2021 Sep; 14(3):311-319. PMID: 34471450.
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    7. Vanderzee KL, Sigel BA, Pemberton JR, John SG. Treatments for Early Childhood Trauma: Decision Considerations for Clinicians. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2019 Dec; 12(4):515-528. PMID: 32318220.
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    9. Cisler, J. M., Sigel, B. A., Steele, J. S., Smitherman, S., Vanderzee, K., Pemberton, J., Kramer, T. L., & Kilts, C. D. . Changes in functional connectivity of the amygdala during cognitive reappraisal predict symptom reduction during Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy among adolescent girls with PTSD. Psychological Medicine. 2016; 46(14):3013-3023.
    10. Cisler JM, Sigel BA, Kramer TL, Smitherman S, Vanderzee K, Pemberton J, Kilts CD. Modes of Large-Scale Brain Network Organization during Threat Processing and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Reduction during TF-CBT among Adolescent Girls. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0159620. PMID: 27505076.
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    11. Vanderzee, K. L., Pemberton, J., Conners-Burrow, N. A., & Kramer, T. L. . Who’s advocating for children under six? Uncovering unmet needs in child advocacy centers. Children and Youth Services Review. 2016; 61:303-310.
    12. Cisler JM, Sigel BA, Kramer TL, Smitherman S, Vanderzee K, Pemberton J, Kilts CD. Amygdala response predicts trajectory of symptom reduction during Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy among adolescent girls with PTSD. J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Dec; 71:33-40. PMID: 26522869.
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    13. Kerig, P. K., Vanderzee, K. L., Becker, S. P., & Ward, R. M. . Deconstructing PTSD: Traumatic experiences, posttraumatic symptom clusters, and mental health problems among delinquent youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 2012; 5(2):129-144.
    14. Kerig PK, Sink HE, Cuellar RE, Vanderzee KL, Elfstrom JL. Implementing trauma-focused CBT with fidelity and flexibility: a family case study. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2010; 39(5):713-22. PMID: 20706923.
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    15. Flaspohler, P., Elfstrom, J., Vanderzee, K. L., Sink, H. E., & Birchmeier, Z. . Stand by me: The effects of peer and teacher support in mitigating the impact of bullying on quality of life. Psychology in the Schools. 2009; 46:636-649.
    16. Kerig PK, Ward RM, Vanderzee KL, Arnzen Moeddel M. Posttraumatic stress as a mediator of the relationship between trauma and mental health problems among juvenile delinquents. J Youth Adolesc. 2009 Oct; 38(9):1214-25. PMID: 19669901.
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    17. Kerig, P. K., Vanderzee, K. L., Becker, S. P., & Ward, R. M. (2013). Deconstructing PTSD: Traumatic experiences, posttraumatic symptom clusters, and mental health problems among delinquent youth. In P. K. Kerig (Ed.), Trauma and juvenile delinquency: New directions in research and intervention. New York: Routledge. .
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