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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Dawn Blacker, Ph.D.


Supervising Psychologist II
Associate Director of MH Services
Co-Training Director
Voluntary Faculty


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Center/Program Affiliation

CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center


CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center
3671 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA 95820

Alternate Address

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817




Alliant University-CSPP
Alameda, California
Ph.D. 1998

UC Davis
Davis, California
B.A. 1992


UC Davis Children's Hospital
Sacramento, CA
1998, Pediatrics


UC Davis Children's Hospital
Sacramento, CA
1999, Pediatrics

Alta California Regional Center
Sacramento, CA

Select Recent Publications

Kalich, L., Carmichael, B.D., Masson, T., Blacker, D., Urquiza, A. Evaluating the Evaluator: Guidelines for Legal Professionals in Assessing the Competency of Evaluations in Termination of Parental Right Cases. (2009). Journal of Psychiatry and Law.

Urquiza, A.J., Zebell, N., Blacker, D. (2009). Innovation and Integration: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as Play Therapy. In Athena Drewes (Ed.), Cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to play therapy. Wiley Sons: New York.

Urquiza, A.J. Blacker, D.M. Clinical Assessment of Maltreated Children. In Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children, P. Forrest Talley, Ed., Allyn and Bacon. (2005).

Dombrowski, S.C., Timmer, S.G., Blacker, D.M., Urquiza, A.J. (2005). A Positive Behavioral Intervention for Toddlers: Parent-Child Attunement Therapy. Child Abuse Review, Vol. 14: 132-151.

Sedlar, G. Blacker, D. (2002). Pre-doctoral Internship Training in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence: One Training Model. APPIC Newsletter, March, 15 36.

Waller, N.G., Bouchard, T.J., Lykken, D.T., Tellegen, A., Blacker. D.(1992). Creativity, heritability, familiarity: Which word does not belong? Psychological Inquiry, 4, 235-237.