Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Experimental Psychopathology


V. Robin Weersing, PhD



Research Interests

I am interested in the ways in which youth mental health concerns, particularly youth anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress, are identified and addressed in community settings. As such, I hope to focus my research on the development of evidence-based mental health interventions for youth in these areas, and on the dissemination and implementation of such practices in community settings.

Representative Publications
  • Dorsey, S., Kerns, S. E. U., Trupin, E. W., Conover, K. L., & Berliner, L. (2012). Child welfare social workers as service brokers for youth in foster care: Findings from project focus. Child Maltreatment. Special Issue: Disseminating child maltreatment interventions: Research on implementing evidence-based programs.

  • Dorsey, S., Cox, J. R., Conover, K. L., & Berliner, L. (2012). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents in foster care. Children, Youth, and Family News, APA, Winter 2012 Issue.

  • Mustillo, S. A., Dorsey, S., Conover, K., & Burns, B. J. (2011). Caregiver depression and child mental health: The developmental effects of parenting. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 164-180.