Yuko Okado, Ph. D
Dr. Okado received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Penn State University. Her research program investigates how children’s emotion regulation capacities interact with various stressors to give rise to long-term maladjustment, including internalizing disorders. She is currently translating her findings toward the development of brief, cost-effective behavioral interventions that prevent stress-related maladjustment.
Her teaching interests include clinical psychology (child/adolescent/adult assessment and intervention), statistics and research methods, positive psychology, and health psychology. She is a licensed psychologist trained in both adult and child/adolescent clinical psychology within community mental health and healthcare settings. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a predoctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, and holds an M.A. in political science from University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University.
2012, Ph.D, Pennsylvania State University
Prevention of stress-related difficulties and affective dysregulation; influence of emotion regulation, parenting, and contextual risk on the adaptation to stressors and the development of internalizing problems (particularly among children through young adults); coping and adjustment in pediatric psychology; resilience.