Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Duke University
Psychology Office: 2117 Rachel Upjohn Building
Psychology Phone: 734-615-1641
Research and Teaching Interests
My research program focuses on children’s psychological, behavioral, and physiological responses to traumatic events, with a particular emphasis on the development of posttraumatic stress and traumatic grief. My primary research study, entitled the CIRCLE (Coping In Response to Childhood Loss Experiences) Project, examines the manifestation, etiology, and consequences of traumatic grief in children who have lost a parent. I am particularly interested in identifying acute factors, or factors that can be assessed in the immediate aftermath of a trauma, which may either prevent or exacerbate future posttraumatic stress reactions and associated mental health problems in children.
Kaplow, J., Hall, E., Koenen, K., Dodge, K., & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2008). Dissociation predicts later attention problems in sexually abused children. Child Abuse and Neglect, 32, 261-275
Kaplow, J. B., & Widom, C. S. (2007). Age of onset of child maltreatment predicts long-term mental health outcomes. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 176-187.
Kaplow, J., Saxe, G., Putnam, F., Pynoos, R., & Lieberman, A. (2006). The long-term consequences of early childhood trauma: A case study and discussion. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 69, 362-375.
Saxe, G., Ellis, B. H., & Kaplow, J. B. (2006). Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach. New York: Guilford Press.
Kaplow, J. B., Dodge, K. A., Amaya-Jackson, L, & Saxe, G. N. (2005). Pathways to PTSD Part II: Sexually abused children. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 1305 – 1310.