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Research Interests and Expertise

Application of cognitive-behavioral interventions to behavior problems in the schools. Assessment, treatment, and theoretical models of depression in children and adolescents. The impact of participation in youth athletics on children's mental health.

Current Research Projects and Grants

  • Texas Child Study Center
  • Training for Therapists Participating in Cultural Adaptation: Providing Evidence-Based Practices to Populations of Color

Boards, Committees, and Associations

  • Member, Integrated Psychotherapy Consortium, Columbia University Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Member, Scientist Advisory Board for the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Member, Scientist Advisory Board for the Treatment of Resistant Depression in Adolescents, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Member, Scientist Advisory Board for the Treatment of Adolescent Depression, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Member, Child and Adolescent Treatment Research Consortium, National Institute of Mental Health

Recent Awards

  • Bumpus Memorial Lecture, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Beck Institute Scholar, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, University of Pennsylvania

Representative Publications

Books and Published Manuals

Stark, K. D. (2011). Childhood depression: School-based intervention (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Stark, K. D., Goldman, E., & Jensen, P. (2007). Therapist’s manual for treating depressive symptoms in children who have experienced trauma from terrorism. New York, NY: Columbia University.

Book Chapters

Stark, K. D., Hargrave, J., Hersh, B., Greenberg, M., Fisher, M., & Herren, J. (2008). Treatment of youth depression: The ACTION program. In J. Abela & B. Hankin (Eds.), Child and adolescent depression: Causes, treatment, and prevention (pp. 224–229). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Stark, K. D., Herren, J., & Fisher, M. (2009). Treatment of childhood depression. In M. Mayer, R. Van Acker, J. Lochman, & F. Gresham (Eds.), Cognitive behavioral interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders (pp. 266–294). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Refereed Articles

Izard, C., Stark, K. D., Trentacosta, C., & Schultz, D. (2008). Beyond emotion regulation: Emotion processes that promote adaptive functioning. Child Development Perspectives, 2, 156–163.