Guiding our research is a developmental psychopathology perspective, which emphasizes the interface between normal and atypical development. We integrate methods from cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology, and utilize a multiple-levels-of analysis approach towards the study of child development and child psychopathology.
Specific topics of study include: memory development, self development, trauma & memory, parent-child interactions, depression, dissociation, PTSD, self representations, maternal representations, attachment.
Specific populations include: maltreated children, children living in poverty, low income families, etc. (READ MORE)
The D&P Lab is an active training environment for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame (READ MORE).
A major goal of the D&P Lab is to translate our developmental research findings into effective prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk children and their families. Members of the D&P lab are also dedicated to providing service to children and families in the South Bend community(READ MORE).