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Areas of Expertise

The NYU Child Study Center consists of nine research-driven institutes specializing in specific areas of children's mental health, each of which has a clinical services arm. The Center as a whole has more than 150 experts in childhood and adolescent mental health disorders on staff. To read biographies for each of these experts, visit our faculty and staff page.

Below is a listing of some of the areas that our faculty can provide expert knowledge on. If you are a member of the media looking for an expert in one of these or a related topic, or an unlisted topic relating to children's emotional, mental, or developmental health, or learning and academic readiness, contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at (212) 404-3555 to set up an interview.

If you would like a CSC expert to speak at your school, community center, or event, please contact (212) 263-6622

  • Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Foster Children
  • Adolescents and Complex Trauma
  • Anger: Helping Children Cope with this Complex Emotion
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
  • Anxiety in School-Age Children: What We Know and What Parents Can Do
  • Anxiety & Perfectionism
  • Assessing Trauma
  • Awareness of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Discrimination
  • Asperger in the Classroom
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Behavior Classroom Management
  • Bereavement/Coping after Death or Trauma
  • Body Dysmorphia—Negative Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Childhood Depression
  • Child Mental Health and Foster Care
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Clinical/Psychological Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Cliques and Bullying
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dealing with Crisis
  • Depression in Adolescents
  • Developing Social Skills and Friendships
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar and Related Mood Disorders
  • Effect of War on Children
  • Families and Anger
  • Fostering Resilience/Resilience Factors after Death or Trauma
  • Foundations of Positive Behavior Support
  • Grief Recovery
  • Help for Shy or Socially Anxious Teenagers
  • Helping teens and parents psychologically survive the college application process/ College Anxiety
  • Helping Students Cope with Natural Disasters
  • How to Communicate Effectively During Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • How to Implement Trauma Interventions in the Schools
  • Impact of Terrorist Events
  • Learning Disability or Difference
  • Middle School Transitions
  • New Developments in the Treatment and Understanding of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • New developments/research in medications and alternatives in relation to: Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorders
  • Organizational Skills for School Success
  • Parental Involvement in Academics
  • Parenting the Grade-School Child
  • Parenting for Single Parents
  • Positive Discipline
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children and Adolescents
  • Preparing Adolescents for their Changing Bodies
  • Protecting Your Children During Separation and Divorce
  • Psychological Skills that Improve Achievement
  • Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age
  • Realistic Behavior Management of ADHD in the Classroom
  • Recognizing Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), such as Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • School Success for Elementary Students
  • Social Difficulties in the Life of Middle School Students
  • Social Skills
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Understanding Neuropsychological Disorders and Learning Disabilities
  • Using Sensitivity in the Assessment of Maltreated Children
  • Talking to Teens
  • Teen Suicide
  • The Emotional Lives of Adolescents
  • The Disenfranchised Youth—Identify the Youth at Risk
  • The Psychology of Early Tobacco Use
  • Tics, Tourette's and Movement Disorders
  • Treating Adolescent Eating Disorders
  • Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • When to Worry about Your Student's/Child's Worries


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Office of Communications and Public Affairs
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