Suzanne Kerns, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(206) 685-2766
Professional Summary

Dr. Kerns is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctoral degree in clinical and community psychology. Her clinical and research interests broadly focus on enhancing the wellbeing of children and families through ensuring access to proven-effective treatment approaches, including examining the acquisition, implementation, adaptation and sustainability of evidence-based practices. Dr. Kerns has a particular area of emphasis on workforce development. She supports training efforts for providers in child welfare and directs a University-based workforce initiative for graduate students in service fields.

Areas of Interest

Evidence-based practices, community-based practices, child welfare, juvenile justice, Triple P.

Active Projects

Creating Connections (ACF)
Interdisciplinary Workforce Initiative
DBHR Triple P Initiative
CA-UW Partnership
Evidence-Based Practices Institute (1088)
House Bill 2536
Thurston/Mason MST Implementation