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David J. Kolko, PhD

Dr. Kolko

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science

Dr. Kolko is a licensed and Board certified Clinical Psychologist, and Director of the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic (WPIC) Special Services Unit, a treatment research program for delinquent youth. He has directed inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs serving children with behavior disorders/problems at WPIC, and has developed, implemented, and evaluated procedures for the assessment and treatment of firesetting and other antisocial behaviors in psychiatrically disturbed children, most of whom have received a diagnosis of Conduct Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Disorder. He has conducted treatment and research in the area of childhood behavior problems for more than 30 years, and has served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Fire Administration, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, regarding treatments for offending and victimized children.

Eunice Torres, MS

Ms. Torres

Program Coordinator

Ms. Torres is the Program Coordinator for Dr. Kolko's programs with advanced clinical training and experience in diagnostic assessment and in the treatment of child and adolescent sex offenders and other behavior problems as well as affective symptoms including ADHD, ODD, CD, Depression and Anxiety. Eunice is from Puerto Rico and is fully bilingual (Spanish/English). She provides a vital service by translating Spanish treatment audio submitted by trainees during their consultation period.

Amy Laughlin, MS, NCC, LPC

Ms. Laughlin

Implementation Interventionist

Mrs. Laughlin has successfully worked in Dr. Kolko’s primary care outcome study (SKIP2) navigating the bridge of physical and behavioral health over the past 8 years. She has extensive care management training and skills in the context of primary care practices. Mrs. Laughlin's duties include helping to coordinate and complete practice readiness assessments, and assisting in the recruitment of family participants. Most significantly, she trains participants on the use of the DOCC intervention and serves as a DOCC Facilitator by conducting consultation for trainees.

Kevin Rumbarger, BA

Mr. Rumbarger

Research Project Coordinator

Mr. Rumbarger is the Research Project Coordinator for Dr. Kolko's various programs. He provides administrative support to the trainers and participants in the program, coordinating with the University of Pittsburgh to ensure institutional requirements are met. He also assists with data collection, drafting publications, and updating the SKIP website.

Jeff Rounds, BS

Mr. Rounds

Research Systems Specialist

Mr. Rounds is the Research Systems Specialist for Dr. Kolko's programs. He maintains a variety of program websites and provides the data infrastructure necessary to track SKIP participants' progress through the study, ensuring that research data is collected in a timely, safe manner.

Jonathan Hart, MS

Mr. Hart

Data Manager

Mr. Hart assists the Systems Analyst, Mr. Rounds, to develop the system architecture, user interface, data security measures, and database used in the project under the direction of our faculty statistician. Mr. Hart also maintains all datasets by monitoring the entry of data.

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