Maryam Kia-Keating Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, UCSB

Maryam Kia-Keating

Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College, Ed.M. from Harvard University in Risk and Prevention, and Ph.D. from Boston University in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Kia-Keating completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)/VA Healthcare Systems. As a postdoctoral scholar at UCSD, she was the Clinical Director of a school-based secondary prevention program. Dr. Kia-Keating focuses her research around coping and resilience in the context of experiences of trauma, stress, and adversity, particularly for vulnerable and ethnic minority populations, including refugee and immigrant youth and families. In particular, she worked at the Center for Refugee Trauma, a National Child Traumatic Stress Network research and intervention center. She served on the American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children and Families who are Refugees from Armed Conflict Residing in the United States. Her research has been funded by NICHD, NIMH, and NIAAA.  She is currently the Principal Investigator of a NICHD-funded community-based participatory research (CBPR) grant focused on addressing trauma and violence prevention, in order to reduce health disparities, among Latino/a youth.

Related Publications

Protecting and Promoting: An Integrative Conceptual Model for Healthy Development of Adolescents.
By Maryam Kia-Keating, Ph.D., Erin Dowdy, Ph.D., Melissa L. Morgan, Ph.Da, and
Gil G. Noam, Ed.D., Ph.D.
2010 [ PDF ]


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