Elizabeth McCauley, PhD

Core Faculty



…. In addition to her work at CSPAR, Dr. McCauley is a senior faculty member on the Suicide Care Research Center (SCRC).


Dr. McCauley has over 40 years of experience as a developmental and child/adolescent clinical psychologist in both research and clinical practice. She is currently the Associate Director of  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. McCauley has made significant contributions to…including the efficacy for adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescents at high-risk for suicide, . For over 10 years, Dr. McCauley has been partnered with King County Public Health and Seattle Public schools to expand and improve school-based mental health services. She also has substantial clinical experience working with youth and their families experiencing gender dysphoria and other disorders relating to sexual development.

Publications (Grabbed from biosketch selected interventions relevant for SOARS, need tweaking)

  • McCauley E, Gudmundsen G, Schloredt K, Martell C, Rhew I, Hubley S, Dimidjian S. The Adolescent Behavioral Activation Program: Adapting Behavioral Activation as a Treatment for Depression in Adolescence. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2016;45(3):291-304.
  • McCauley E, Berk MS, Asarnow JR, Adrian M, Cohen J, Korslund K, Avina C, Hughes J, Harned M, Gallop R, Linehan MM. Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents at High Risk for Suicide: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Aug 1;75(8):777-785.
  • Adrian M, Berk MS, Korslund K, Whitlock K, McCauley E, Linehan M. Parental Validation and Invalidation Predict Adolescent Self-Harm. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2018 Aug;49(4):274-281
  • Asarnow JR, Berk MS, Bedics J, Adrian M, Gallop R, Cohen J, Korslund K, Hughes J, Avina C, Linehan MM, McCauley E. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Self-Harming Youth: Emotion Regulation, Mechanisms, and Mediators. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 Sep;60(9):1105-1115