There will never be a time when stressful events go away completely, so I support children and families in learning how to get through these times safely. Though no one can control their thoughts or emotions, families can build skills to tolerate these negative emotions if they feel overwhelmed.

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Biography

As a psychologist, I’m interested in helping children and adolescents through crisis evaluation and short-term intervention. I help patients with both severe internalizing behaviors, such as depression or anxiety, and severe externalizing behavior, such as aggression or hyperactivity.

I have always enjoyed working with children and understanding how to help them have happy and successful lives. If I can help children change their life trajectories at an early age, they are better prepared for the future.

I work with families as a collaborative team to get through challenging moments. There will never be a time when stressful events go away completely, so I support children and families in learning how to get through these times safely. I understand the difficulties of being a parent — a 24/7 job with no time off. Though no one can control their thoughts or emotions, families can build skills to tolerate these negative emotions if they feel overwhelmed. I also am sensitive to families’ differing cultural values.

Since evaluation and treatment require the whole family, I partner with parents and other caregivers. Parents and caregivers are a valuable part of treatment. They can coach children and adolescents to use the skills they learn during therapy in real-world situations.

I enjoy spending my free time attending community events and traveling both in the U.S. and internationally. I also like reading mystery novels and finding hip new food spots.

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Publications

Networks of ADHD and SCT Symptoms in Emerging Adulthood. Lee, CA; Goh, PK; Shelton, CR; Hartung, CM. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2022; 26:991-1000.

Etiological Networks of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder during Childhood and Adolescence. Goh, PK; Smith, TE; Lee, CA; Bansal, PS; Eng, AG; Martel, MM. Journal of clinical child psychology. 2021; 1-14.

Longitudinal attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptom networks in childhood and adolescence: Key symptoms, stability, and predictive validity. Martel, MM; Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Karalunas, SL; Nigg, JT. Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology. 2021; 130:562-574.

Conceptualizing the UPPS-P model of impulsive personality through network analysis: Key dimensions and general robustness across young adulthood. Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Martel, MM; Fillmore, MT; Derefinko, KJ; Lynam, DR. Journal of Personality. 2020; 88:1302-1314.

Subgroups of Childhood ADHD Based on Temperament Traits and Cognition: Concurrent and Predictive Validity. Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Martel, MM; Karalunas, SL; Nigg, JT. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2020; 48:1251-1264.

Interpretability and Validity of a Bifactor Model of ADHD in Young Adults: Assessing the General “g” and Specific IA and HI Factors. Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Bansal, PS; Aguerrevere, LE; Rucker, AT; Martel, MM. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 2020; 42:222-236.

Conceptualizing Callous-Unemotional Traits in Preschool through Confirmatory Factor and Network Analysis. Bansal, PS; Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Martel, MM. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2020; 48:539-550.

Inattention and Hyperactivity. Lee, CA; Milich, R. Pseudoscience in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. 2019.

Personality development and externalizing psychopathology. Martel, M; Smith, T; Lee, C. In: McAdams D; Shiner R; Tackett J, Ed. Handbook of Personality Development. New York: Guilford Publications; 2019.

Developmental Pathways. Martel, M; Goh, P; Smith, T; Lee, C. In: Martel M, Ed. Developmental Pathways to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 2018.

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