Child psychology expert to speak at UMR

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On February 8, 2007

Dr. Michael Clark Roberts, professor and director of the clinical child psychology program at the University of Kansas, will present a lecture, “Evaluating What Works in Programs and Policies for Children,” from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Room 125 of the Civil Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Missouri-Rolla.         

The lecture is free and open to the public.         

A Rolla native, Roberts graduated from Purdue University and interned at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital). He is currently co-principal investigator on a grant to study mental health programs in schools for children who have serious emotional problems.         

Roberts has authored or co-authored 16 books, including “Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology,” “Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism” and “Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology.” He has also published almost 200 journal articles and book chapters.         

In addition, Roberts has served as editor for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and other journals.         

Roberts is the son of J. Kent Roberts, professor emeritus of civil engineering at UMR, and Winona Roberts, formerly UMR’s director of public information.

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