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Public Relations:Jennifer Nachbur (802) 656-7875
Specialty:Multicultural research on psychopathology and adaptive funcitoning across the life span.
Biography:Thomas M. Achenbach, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, is the founder of UVM's Center for Children, Youth, and Families. Dr. Achenbach has conducted extensive research on the development and assessment of psychopathology. In collaboration with many students and colleagues, he has developed the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) for assessing competencies, adaptive functioning, and psychopathology from multiple perspectives across the life span. The ASEBA is internationally used in medical and mental health services, schools, public health agencies, training programs, and research. Translations are available in more than 75 languages, and over 6,000 publications by some 8,000 authors report use of the ASEBA in 67 cultures. For more information, please visit