MARY C. KAVEN, PH.D.
My work as a clinical child psychologist, supervisor, and educator in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry over the last 15 years has been guided by long-standing interests in how biology and social experience affect perception and construction of personal experience, and how those constructions affect behavior. My original training and research in neurobiology continues to inform my clinical work and teaching. I particularly enjoy inpatient work with seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and their families. This multidisciplinary team setting provides excellent training opportunities for psychology interns, residents, fellows, for the assessment, treatment, and understanding of severe psychopathology. I also enjoy teaching seminars on trauma-spectrum disorders, Family Therapy, CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and topics in developmental psychopathology. I fit in research and advocacy when I can. For more detailed information about our APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship Program, (established in 1983), please see our Handbook and Brochure, also available on this website. Arts, handwork, gardening, and family occupy me outside the university.
RECENT SCHOLARLY WORK
Kaven, M.C. (2008) Moving Forward: Psychotherapy with a Youth After
Brain Injury patient. In J. Apps, R. Newby, & L. Roberts (Eds),
Pediatric Neurosychology Case Studies: From the Exceptional to the
Vargas, L., & Kaven, M. (2003).
Childhood-onset schizophrenia. In T. Ollendick, &C. Schroeder (Eds),
Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology.
Inpatient Culture. With Jeanne Bereiter, MD Grand Rounds CYFD.
Bipolar I, II and Medication Issues: Case
Consultations. With Avron Kriechman, M.D.
Update on Training Child/Adolescent Psychiatrists and
Psychologists: Who We Are and What We Do. With Jeanne Bereiter, MD.
Grand Rounds, UNM Department of Psychiatry,
Trauma History, Personality, and Cognitive Characteristics of Dissociative Inpatient Adolescents. University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry (4/10/07)
Development in Broad Strokes: Normal and Abnormal Development in Children and Adolescents. Presentation at conference, Working with Children and Adolescents’ Behavioral Health Concerns in Native Communities, University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry and Indian Health Service, Albuquerque, NM (11/30/06)
Etiological, personality, and cognitive characteristics of dissociative
adolescent inpatients. Poster presented at the annual convention of the
American Psychological Association,
Group Therapy for Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls. Presentation at conference, Understanding Childhood and Adolescent Trauma in American Indian People, University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry and Indian Health Service, March 7, 2003 Albuquerque, NM.
Depression in the Pediatric Office. Presentation at the annual meeting
of the New Mexico Pediatric Society.
Problems and Solutions: Children’s Mental Health Services in
An Ecocontextual Model for Treating Children: Perspective of the Parent. In Symposium, Ecocontextual Model for Accessing Resources in Treating Children and Families. Presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. August 4, 2000. Presenter and chair.
Evaluating Dissociation in Traumatized Adolescents. Presentation at the
Twelfth Annual Southwest Psychiatric Symposium—Diagnosis and Treatment
Community-based Models of Treatment of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed
Children. In Symposium, Application of Eco-Systemic Models with
Culturally Diverse Children and Families. Presentation at the annual
convention of the American Psychological Association,
The Role of Past Traumatization of Parents in the Treatment of Seriously
Emotionally Disturbed Children. In Symposium, Intensifying Focus on
Cultural/Family contexts in Treatment of Children. Presentation at
the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
Assessment of Psychotic Symptoms in Traumatized Children: Pragmatics and Theory. In Symposium, Psychological Assessment in Culturally Diverse Inpatient Settings. Presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago. August, 1997.
Psychotic Symptoms in Traumatized children—Potential Implications for a
Biological Model of Psychosis. Grand Rounds,
Executive Functioning and Culture:
Cultural Considerations in Neuropsychology. In Symposium,
Integrating Culture into Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents.
Presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological