University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Thomas Achenbach

Joint Appointment

Thomas Achenbach

Thomas Achenbach
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychological Science

  • B.A. Yale University, 1962
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1966
C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-2629
Room: FAHC-UHC Room 3211

President, Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families

Affiliated Faculty, Developmental Psychopathology Concentration

I am working on multicultural methods for assessing behavioral, emotional and social problems and adaptive functioning. This work includes collaboration with colleagues in many cultures to apply standardized assessment methods, perform multicultural comparisons, and improve understanding, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology throughout the world. My research interests include:

  • multicultural research.
  • developmental psychopathology.
  • assessment and taxonomy of psychopathology, adaptive functioning, and social competence across the life span.
  • relations between cognition and psychopathology.
  • evaluation of outcomes.

Representative Publications

  • Rescorla, L.A., Bochicchio, L., Achenbach, T.A., Ivanova, M.Y., Almqvist, F., Begovac, I., et al. Parent―teacher agreement on children’s problems in 21 societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 2014, 43, 627-642.
  • Achenbach, T.M. Developmental, quantitative, and multicultural assessment of psychopathology. In M. Lewis & K. Rudolph (Eds.), Handbook of developmental psychopathology (3rd ed., pp. 67-85). New York: Springer, 2014.
  • Milgrom, J., Newnham, C., Martin, P.R., Anderson, P.J., Doyle, L.W., Hunt, T.W., et al. Early communication in preterm infants following intervention in the NICU. Early Human Development, 2013, 89, 755-762. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.06.001
  • Achenbach, T.M. Checklists and rating scales. In B.D. McLeod, A. Jensen-Doss, & T.H. Ollendick (Eds.), Diagnostic and behavioral assessment in children and adolescents: A clinical guide (pp. 133-163). New York: Guilford, 2013.
  • Achenbach, T.M. The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA): Applications in forensic contexts. In R.P. Archer & E.M.A. Wheeler (Eds.), Forensic uses of clinical assessment instruments (2nd ed., pp. 311-345). New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • Rescorla, L.A., Ginzburg, S., Achenbach, T.M., & Ivanova, M.Y., Almqvist, F., Begovac, I., et al. Cross-informant agreement between parent-reported and adolescent self-reported problems in 25 societies. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 2013, 42, 262-273.
  • Bordin, I.A., Rocha, M.M., Paula, C.S., Teixeira, M.C.T.V., Achenbach, T.M., Rescorla, L.A., et al. Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Youth Self-Report (YSR) and Teacher’s Report Form (TRF): An overview of the development of the original and Brazilian versions. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 2013, 29, 13-28.
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