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Anthony Joseph Urquiza specializes in the medical evaluation, psychological assessment and treatment of abused and neglected children, and is Director of the CAARE Center. His extensive clinical experience includes individual and group therapy for children and adults, family and marital therapy, and parent training. His research addresses family violence, including treatment approaches for physically abusive families, sexually abused children, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse; and psychodiagnostic issues related to child mistreatment. He is also Director of the PCIT Training Center-a program whose mission is to disseminate parent-child interaction therapy to community mental heath treatment programs around the world.
Director, CAARE Center
Director-PCIT Training Center
Child Protection Center
CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center
3671 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA 95820
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1988
B.A.|M.S., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1983-1987
Primary Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1987-88
Select Honors and Awards:
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children – William Friedrich Memorial, 2011
California Governors Office of Criminal Justice Planning – Recognition, 2003
U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control - Recognition, 2002
Recognition of Achievement – Yolo County Board of Supervisors, 2002
Third Annual PCIT Sheila Eyberg Award – Merit Award, 2002
Select Recent Publications:
Runyon, M., Urquiza, A.J. Treatment of physically abused children and their families. In: J.E.B. Myers, L. Berliner, J. Briere, C.T. Hendrix, C. Jenny, T. Reid (Eds.), The APSAC handbook of child maltreatment (3rd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2010
Timmer, S.G., Ware, L., Urquiza, A. The effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for victims of interparental violence. Violence Against Women, 2010: 25(4), 486-503
Timmer, S.G., Zebell, N., Culver, Urquiza, A.J. Efficacy of Adjunct In-Home Coaching to Improve Outcomes in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Research on Social Work Practice, 2009:20(1), 36-45.
Urquiza, A.J. The future of play therapy: Elevating credibility through play therapy research. International Journal of Play Therapy, 2009:19 (1), 4-12.
Urquiza, A.J., Zebell, N., Blacker, D. 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. 2009
Herschel, A., McNeil, C.B., Urquiza, A.J., McGrath, J., Zebell, N., Timmer, S.G., Porter, A. Evaluation of a treatment manual and workshops for disseminating, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Research, 2009:36(1), 63-81.
Ogle, C., Augusti, E.M., Block, S., Culver, S., Harris, L., Timmer, S.G., Urquiza, A.J., Goodman, G.S. Accuracy and specificity of autobiographical memory in childhood trauma victims: Developmental considerations. In M. Howe, G.S. Goodman, and D. Cicchetti (Eds.), Trauma and memory development. Oxford University Press: New York, NY. 2008
Kalich, L., Carmichael, B.D., Masson, T., Blacker, D., Urquiza, A.J. Evaluating the evaluator: Guidelines for legal professionals in assessing the competency of evaluations in termination of parental rights cases. The Journal of Psychiatry and the Law, 2007: 35, 365-397.
Urquiza, A.J., Porter, A., Ceremello, T. Competence and certification of PCIT therapists. PCIT Pages, Winter, 2007.
Borrego, J., Anhalt, K., Terao, S.Y., Vargas E., Urquiza, A.J. Parent-child interaction therapy with a Spanish-speaking family. Cognitive Behavioral Practice 2006:13(2), 121-133.
To see if Anthony Joseph Urquiza is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).