CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center Research
Susan Timmer, Ph.D. - PubMed
Dr. Timmer conducts research on the effectiveness of parent-child interaction therapy in high-risk populations, the barriers to the receipt of mental health services, and the efficacy of adjunct in-home services and other adjustments to treatment protocol. As part of this effort to improve the quality of mental health services for high-risk families, her research also explores the relationship between family and cultural values, the meanings attributed to parents' and children's behaviors, and children's psychological adjustment.
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.