Joseph Woolston MD

Albert J. Solnit Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Child and adolescent psychiatry; Inpatient child psychiatry; Intensive home-based treatment; Empirically based practice; Implementation of empirically based practice


Research Summary

My research interests are the development, implementation and evaluation of effective treatments for childhood onset mental disorders. Current active projects include

  1. Implementation and evaluation of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and parent management training (PMT) in our Outpatient Clinic;
  2. Development, implementation, and evaluation of state-wide network of Intensive, In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS).


Selected Publications

  • Warnick E, Gonzalez A, Weersing VA, Scahill L, and Woolston J. (In Press). Defining Dropout: How Definitions Shape the Prevalence and Predictors of Attrition. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Gonzalez A, Weersing VA, Warnick E, Woolston J, and Scahill L. (In Press). Predictors of Treatment Attrition among an Outpatient Sample of Anxious Youth. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
  • Warnick, E.M., Weersing, V.R., Scahill, L., Woolston J.L. Selecting Measures for Use in Child Mental Health Services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 36: 112-122, 2009.
  • Woolston, J.L., Berkowitz, S.J., Schaefer, M.C., Adnopoz, J.A. Intensive, integrated, in-home psychiatric services: the catalyst to enhancing outpatient intervention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 7, pp. 615-633, July, 1998.
  • Woolston, J.L. Implementing evidenced-based treatments in organizations. J.Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, in press
  • Woolston, J.L., Adnopoz, J., Berkowitz, S., In-Home Care as a Treatment Option: A New Paradigm for Children with Serious Psychiatric Illness. New Haven: Yale Press. In Press
  • Woolston, J.L., Adnopoz, J., Berkowitz, S., Intensive, In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS) Treatment Manual. New Haven: Yale Press. 2007.

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