Research in the Division is rich and varied. Our mission is advancing science through exploration of psychopathology in children and adolescents; psychotherapy process and outcomes; early childhood stress/trauma; and psychological adjustment. The goal is to increase our understanding of the pathophysiology of youth mental health concerns including mood, eating, childhood medical, anxiety, and autism and related disorders using innovative translational approaches ranging from stem cell research to imaging and clinical trials. These research programs are frequently integrated into clinical services through the Outpatient Specialty Clinics:

·       Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program

·       Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Program

·       Eating Disorders Research Program

·       Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Lab

·       Autism and Developmental Disorders Research Program

·       Stanford Autism Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


Positive Parenting During COVID-19 Series  for recorded webinars, click here

Mindfulness for Parents Class starts 1/25/22  Click here for details and registration. 

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Adolescents with ADHD, starting 2/23/22.  Requires a diagnosis of ADH, ages 13-16. Virtual group. Contact an intake coordinator at 650-723-5511 to sign up.

15th Annual Autism Update Saturday, March 19, 2022, online. A one day conference for parents, educatiors and care providers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. This annual update will focus on new research and services for indiciduals with autism to optimize their long term functioning. Click here for more information and to register. 

Autism Parent Support Group Now via Zoom until further notice. Meets on second Mondays from 7-8:30pm (Sept.-June). To be added to the monthly email with participant zoom info, click here.