Sarah Kate Bearman, PhD
Dr. Bearman presents “Fitting Square Pegs in Round Holes: Leveraging the Evidence Base to Improve Youth Mental Health Outcomes in Complex Settings” as part of the Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series.
Dr. Sarah Kate Bearman is a clinical child psychologist and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Educational Psychology, and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School.
Dr. Bearman’s research focuses on the effectiveness and implementation of empirically supported practices for youth and families in low-resource publicly funded settings. She is interested in understanding how existing research about youth mental health treatment can be used to adapt, develop, or support interventions that are user-friendly, accessible, and sustainable in places where children and families receive services.
She is the co-author of the treatment manual, Principle-Guided Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: The FIRST Program for Behavioral and Emotional Problems (Weisz & Bearman, 2020) and has been involved in a number of studies testing mental health interventions for youth in schools (Bearman, Bailin, Rodriguez & Bellevue, 2020), clinics (Weisz, Bearman, Santucci & Jensen-Doss, 2017), pediatric primary care (Bailin & Bearman, 2022), and with peer-support services (Bearman, Jamison, Lopez, Baker & Sanchez, 2022). She is also interested in how clinical supervision can best support therapist competency in treatment (Bearman, Schneiderman & Zoloth, 2017), and the ways in which this can be leveraged in usual care settings (Bailin & Bearman, 2021). She provides both clinical supervision and national trainings for therapists in the use of treatment for anxiety, depression, disruptive conduct and traumatic stress.