Cassandra Kisiel

  • 652 Citations
1991 …2021
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Research Interests

Dr. Cassandra Kisiel is a clinical psychologist and a research associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Dr. Kisiel also serves as a primary trauma consultant for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Dr. Kisiel has almost 20 years of experience specializing in complex, developmental trauma, dissociation, and child trauma assessment and evaluation and has written and lectured extensively on the assessment and treatment of children exposed to complex trauma across child-serving settings. She is the primary developer of Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)-Trauma which has applications in numerous child welfare and other child-serving settings across the country.

Training Experience

1998Internship, Harvard Medical School
1999Postdoctoral Fellowship, Boston University

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1998

Keywords

  • Adolescent Health
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Medicine
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma

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Grants 2008 2021

Research Output 1991 2019

  • 652 Citations
  • 16 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
Parenting
Social Justice
Child Welfare
child welfare
Caregivers
Residential Treatment
Child Welfare
child welfare
coping
Psychological Adaptation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Child strengths and placement stability among racial/ethnic minority youth in the child welfare system

Summersett-Ringgold, F., Jordan, N., Kisiel, C., Sax, R. M. & McClelland, G., Feb 1 2018, In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 76, p. 561-572 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Welfare
Students
Research
1 Citation (Scopus)
life situation
Child Welfare
child welfare
hospitalization
chronic illness
6 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding Strengths in Relation to Complex Trauma and Mental Health Symptoms within Child Welfare

Kisiel, C., Summersett-Ringgold, F., Weil, L. E. G. & McClelland, G. M., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Child and Family Studies. 26, 2, p. 437-451 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Welfare
child welfare
trauma
Mental Health
mental health