Yale Parenting Center

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Alan Kazdin Ph.D.

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Sterling Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry, Director Yale Parenting Center
2 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-6814

Dr. Alan Kazdin is one of the leading authorities in the world on parenting. He has helped thousands of children at the Yale Parenting Center and its research arm, the Child Conduct Clinic. Dr. Kazdin is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and the former president of the American Psychological Association. He has published over 600 articles and over 40 books about child psychology. He received his B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University.

Dr. Kazdin is featured frequently on national media as an expert in parenting including The Dr. Phil Show, ABC News, NBC News, BBC, PBS, and NPR.


  • MERIT Award, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Lifetime Contribution Award to Psychology from the American Psychological Association
  • Distinguished Service Award to the Profession of Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

For more information, visit Dr. Kazdin’s website.