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Office: SZB 254F
Hours: Mon 10 AM - 12 PM or by appointment
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289
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Dr. Kevin Stark is a world expert in the application of cognitive-behavioral interventions to behavior problems in schools. His primary line of research surrounds the assessment, treatment, and theoretical models of depression in children and adolescents. He currently serves the Dell Children’s Medical Center as the Clinical Director of the Psychological Services, the Director of Psychological Service Center, and the Director of the Texas Child Study Center. His principal areas of teaching are graduate seminars and practicum courses in behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and cognitive therapy and assessment.
B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1978
M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Richmond, 1980
Ph.D., Educational Psychology (School Psychology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
Patel, P. G., Stark, K. D., Metz, K. L., & Banneyer, K. N. (2014). School-based interventions for depression. In M. Weist, N. Lever, C. Bradshaw, & J. Owens (Eds.), Handbook of school mental health (369-384). New York: Springer.
Stark, K. D., Banneyer, K., Wang, L., & Arora, P. (2012). Child and adolescent depression in the family. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 3, 161-184.
Stark, K. D., Martinson, K., Kendall, P. C., & O’Neil, K. (2012). Therapist’s manual for the Parent Training Program for the Prevention of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Workbook Publishing Inc.
- Fruchter Dissertation Award for Catherine Funk, 2012.
- Society of School Psychology Dissertation Award for Prerna Arora, 2011.
- University of Texas Dissertation Award for Lauren Krumholtz, 2011.
- Invitation from Division 53 of APA to conduct a workshop on the ACTION treatment program to disseminate evidence-based interventions, 2011.
- Bumpus Memorial Lecture recipient, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 2007.
Current Research Projects and Grants
Stark, K. D. (2014). Training Grant, Seton Family of Hospitals, $1,317,880.
Stark, K. D. (2014) Evaluation of Coping Cat Plus Parents as CBT Coaches for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children. Yancy Family Foundation, $22,000.
Stark, K. D. (2014). Operating Funds for the Texas Child Study Center. $50,000. from the Epstein Family Foundation.
Stark, K. D. (2014) Evaluation of Coping Cat Plus Parents as CBT Coaches for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children. O’Shaunnesy Foundation, $32,000.
Stark, K. D. (2014) Evaluation of Coping Cat Plus Parents as CBT Coaches for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children. Houston Fund, $10,000.
Stark, K. D. (2014). Community donations for the endowment for the Texas Child Study Center, $376,000.
Stark, K. D. (2013). Community donations for the endowment for the Texas Child Study Center, $262,000.
Research Interests and Expertise
Dr. Kevin Stark is primarily interested in the application of cognitive-behavioral interventions to behavior problems in the schools. His research involves the assessment, treatment, and theoretical models of depression in children and adolescents. His secondary line of research examines the impact of participation in youth athletics on children's mental health.