Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry

Research and/or Creative Works

1975-1980 Research Psychologist, GS-15. Laboratory of Developmental Psychology National Institute of Mental Health

1968-1975 Assistant to Associate Professor, Yale University Dept. of Psychology and Child Study Center, Co-principal Investigator, NIMH Research Grant HD-03008.

1970-1971 Director, Graduate Training Program in Developmental Psychology, and Director, NIMH Research Training Grant 5T01 MH-06759, Dept. of Psychology, Yale University

1971-1972 Social Science Research Council Senior Faculty Fellowship for work with Professor Jean Piaget, University of Geneva, Switzerland

1967-1968 Research Staff Psychologist, Dept. of Psychology and Child Study Center, Yale University, Co-Principal Investigator, NIMH Grant HD-MH-03008; research on intellectual development in normal, retarded, and disturbed children; clinical work in psychodiagnostics and psychotherapy.

1966-1967 NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Psychology and Child Study Center, Yale University, Clinical training in psychodiagnostics and psychotherapy with children; research on learning strategies in normal and retarded children.

1963-1966 NIMH Predoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, Research with Professor Norman Garmezy on child psychiatric symptomatology and with Professor Harold Stevenson on children’s learning strategies.


  • *Ivanova, M.Y., Achenbach, T.M., Rescorla, L.A., Turner, L.V., Ahmeti-Pronaj, A., Au, A., et al. Syndromes of self-reported psychopathology for ages 18-59 in 29 societies. Journal of Psycho-pathology and Behavioral Assessment, 2015, 37, 171-183. doi:10.1007/s10862-014-9448-8
  • Achenbach, T.M., & Rescorla, L.A. Developmental issues in assessment, taxonomy, and diagnosis of psychopathology: Life-span and multicultural perspectives. In D. Cicchetti & D.J. Cohen (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology: Vol. 1. Theory and method (3rd ed., pp. 46-93). New York: Wiley, 2016.
  • *Rescorla, L.A., Achenbach, T.M., Ivanova, M.Y., Turner, L.V., Althoff, R.R., Árnadóttir, H.A., et al. Problems and adaptive functioning reported by adults in 17 societies. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 2016, 5, 91-109.
  • *Achenbach, T.M., Ivanova, M.Y., Rescorla, L.A., Turner, L.V., Althoff, R.R. Internalizing/ externalizing problems: Review and recommendations for clinical and research applications. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2016, 55, 647-656.
  • *Rescorla, L.A., Achenbach, T.M., Ivanova, M.Y., Turner, L.V, Árnadóttir, H.A., Au, A., et al.  Collateral reports of problems and cross-informant agreement about adult psychopathology in 14 societies. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 2016, 38, 381-397.
  • *Achenbach, T.M. Future directions for clinical research, services, and training: Evidence-based assessment across informants, cultures, and dimensional hierarchies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 2017, 46, 159-169. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1220315
  • *Achenbach, T.M., Ivanova, M.Y., Rescorla, L.A., & Dumas, J.A. Transdiagnostic dimensional assessment of psychopathology in later life. Current Beha-vioral Neuroscience Reports, 2017, 4, 167-175.
  • *Achenbach, T.M., Ivanova, M.Y., & Rescorla, L.A. Empirically based assessment and taxonomy of psychopathology for ages 1½-90+ years: Developmental, multi-informant, and multicultural findings. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 2017, 79, 4-18. http// 2017.03.006
  • *Ivanova, M.Y., Achenbach, T.M., Rescorla, L.A., Guo, J., Althoff, R.R., Kan, K.J., et al. Testing syndromes of psychopathology in parent and youth ratings across societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 2018, 1-14. 10.1080/15374416. 2017.1405352
  • Achenbach, T.M. Multi-informant and multicultural advances in evidence-based assessment of students’ behavioral/emotional/social difficulties. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 2018, 34, 127-140.

Awards and Recognition

  • Angier Prize for Research in Psychology
  • B.A. summa cum laude & Honors with Exceptional Distinction
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Xi
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow (honorary)
  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association Divisions 7, 12, 37, and 53
  • Fellow of the American Psychopathological Association; University Scholar Award from the University of  Vermont, 1991-92
  • Distinguished Contribution Award from the AmericanPsychological Association Section on Clinical Child Psychology, 1993
  • Institute for Scientific Information Most Highly Cited in World Psychiatry/Psychology Literature


  • 1962: Yale University, BA Major: Psychology
  • 1962-63: Heidelberg University, Major: History and Political Science
  • 1966: University of Minnesota, Ph.D., Major: Psychology, Minor: Child Psychology


Office Location:

University Health Center, St. Joseph, Room 3211, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA