Building Resilience: Perspectives on Understanding and Intervening with Youth Facing Adversity
by Dr. Omar G. Gudiño
Omar G. Gudiño, PhD, ABPP is Associate Professor and Associate Director in the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He conducts research on patterns of risk and resilience in ethnic minority youth exposed to trauma; the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for maltreated youth; and ethnic disparities in unmet need for mental health services. He is also actively engaged with service delivery as a provider, supervisor, and consulting. He has expertise in the use of evidence-based practices with diverse populations and in real-world settings (e.g., schools, juvenile justice, community mental health). The ultimate goal of his work is to develop and disseminate clinical practices and service delivery models that are grounded in the latest scientific research, can be feasibly delivered in challenging clinical settings, and are well aligned with the values and preferences of the youths and families who receive the services. Dr. Gudiño is also committed to service that advances our ability to effectively meet the needs of youth and families. This includes service as President of the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Latinx Psychology, and Member-at-Large – Diversity for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He served as the Langston Hughes Visiting Professor at the University of Kansas in Fall 2015, was the recipient of the Judy E. Hall PhD Early Career Psychologist Award from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.