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


16th Annual Autism Update on 3/25/23. To register and for more information, click here

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

Mindfulness for Parents Class. Click here for details and registration. 

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.