A noted child psychologist will give a public lecture about high-risk children at the University of Missouri-Rolla. The lecture, which is sponsored by the UMR psychology department, is free and open to the public.
Dr. Tim Cavell, professor and director of clinical training in the psychology department at the University of Arkansas, will present Intervention for High-Risk Children: The Challenge of Changing Beliefs, Situations and Relationships from 5-6 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Room G-3 Schrenk Hall on the UMR campus.
Cavell is a clinical child psychologist who tries to develop more effective interventions for aggressive school-age children. He is the author of Working With Parents of Aggressive Children: A Practitioner’s Guide, published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association.
Cavell’s research interests include interventions that involve parents and adult mentors. Guiding his research is a relationship-based model of socializing difficult, troublesome children. He is also interested in aggressive children’s view of themselves and their relationships with peers and teachers, as well as peer relationships, peer rejection, and the assessment of children’s social competence.
For more information on the lecture, contact the UMR psychology department at (573) 341-4956.