Welcome to the Development & Psychopathology Laboratory!


 

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The D&P Lab is located at the Center for Children and Families, and is part of the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Kristin Valentino is the director.

Research

Guiding our research is a developmental psychopathology perspective, which emphasizes the interface between normal and atypical development.  We integrate methods from cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology, and utilize a multiple-levels-of analysis approach towards the study of child development and child psychopathology.  

Specific topics of study include: memory development, self development, trauma & memory, parent-child interactions, parent-child reminiscing, depression, dissociation, PTSD, self representations, maternal representations, attachment.
 
Specific populations include: maltreated children, children living in poverty, low income families, etc.

Training

The D&P Lab is an active training environment for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame.

Intervention/Service

A major goal of the D&P Lab is to translate our developmental research findings into effective prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk children and their families.  Members of the D&P lab are also dedicated to providing service to children and families in the South Bend community.

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