Susan Timmer, Ph.D. - PubMed

Dr. Timmer conducts research on risk and resilience in maltreated and traumatized young children, and particularly the role of parent-child relationship processes and parenting interventions in increasing children’s resilience. She evaluates the efficacy and effectiveness of Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as the implementation of these evidence-based interventions. She is the Principle Investigator on a 5-year federally funded grant to provide PC-CARE to 1 – 5 year old children entering new foster placements in order to reduce their placement instability and improve their mental health.

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Anthony Urquiza, Ph.D. - PubMed

Dr. Urquiza is a clinical psychologist who conducts research into all types of violence within the family with an emphasis on child maltreatment. His focus includes treatment approaches to physically abusive and at-risk families, and psychodiagnostic issues as they apply to young children. Further, he has adapted Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to address problems experienced by young traumatized children. Finally, Dr. Urquiza is a leader in the area of the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices. His research and model development in disseminating PCIT has been replicated throughout the country.