• 774 Citations
1991 …2020

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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

Research interests

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

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Research Output

  • 774 Citations
  • 17 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 4 Scopus citations
  • 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. M., Feb 2018, In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 76, p. 561-572 12 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations
  • 1 Scopus citations