Research Interest

  • Depression, Suicidality, Complex Trauma, Resilience


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

From higher order thinking to higher order behavior: exploring the relationship between early cognitive skills and social competence in black boys.
Scott KM, Barbarin OA, Brown JM Am J Orthopsychiatry 2013 Apr-Jul 83 2 Pt 3 185-93
Socioemotional trajectories in black boys between kindergarten and the fifth grade: the role of cognitive skills and family in promoting resiliency.
Brown J, Barbarin O, Scott K, Am J Orthopsychiatry 2013 Apr-Jul 83 2 Pt 3 176-84


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

African American adolescents speak: The meaning of racial identity in the relation between individual race-related stress and depression symptoms. In Handbook of children and prejudice: Integrating research, practice, and policy

Cunningham, M., Mulser, R. M., Scott, K., & Yates, A. (2019). New York, Springer Publishers

A socio-cultural conception of literacy practices in African American families. In Handbook of family literacy

Scott, K. M., Brown, J. M., Jean-Baptiste, E., & Barbarin, O. A. (2012). New York, Routledge

Honors & Awards

  • Performance Recognition Award
    Children's Health System of Texas (2019-2020)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Suicidology (2019-2021)
  • American Psychological Association (2011-2021)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 53, Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (2020-2021)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 53, Special Interest Group- Acute, Intensive, Residential Service (2020-2021)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2019-2021)