Vision: Share psychological science to help improve lives.

Mission: Bridge the science-practice gap by collecting, distilling, and sharing psychological science for use by mental health providers and to promote well-being in the community.

About Me:

Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also the Acting Director of the Center for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. He is the first recipient of the Early Career Award from the Society of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, and an elected full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 5, 12, and 53), as well as the Association for Psychological Science and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He consulted on the 5th Revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). He chairs the Work Group on Child Diagnosis for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, along with the Advocacy Task Force.

Dr. Youngstrom works with graduate students in the Developmental and Quantitative as well as the Clinical Programs.

He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware, and he completed his predoctoral internship training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic before joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Youngstrom is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the relationship of emotions and psychopathology, and the clinical assessment of children and families.

He teaches assessment and therapy, developmental psychopathology, research design, and multivariate statistics, and has earned the Tanner, Carl F. Wittke, Glennan Fellowship, and the Northeastern Ohio Teaching Awards, as well as the Larry Cohen Mentorship Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.

His research improves the use of clinical assessment instruments for making better differential diagnoses, predictions about future functioning, or monitoring of treatment progress – especially for bipolar disorder. Dr. Youngstrom speaks internationally about pediatric bipolar disorder and assessment. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed publications about clinical assessment and emotion, and he has served on prominent editorial boards as well as providing ad hoc reviews for more than seventy psychology and psychiatry journals.

Dr. Youngstrom was has received grants from the NIMH  (since 2002), the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and multiple foundations. He is two-time Past President of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

He is the co-founder of Helping Give Away Psychological Science, a 501c3 service organization that works to bring the best information from psychology to the people who would benefit.

Quick Links to Research:

Click here for my profile on GoogleScholar

Click here for a list of papers indexed in PubMed

Many of my publications are available on ResearchGate.

I am also becoming more active editing Wikipedia. Here’s my account page there.

Lab Updates:

For the next year school year (2021-2022, applying this fall), I am considering have a new graduate student join the lab.