Our Team

Karen R. Gouze, Ph.D.


Karen Gouze joined the Center for Childhood Resilience in 2015, where she uses her experience in training mental health professionals to enhance trainings for psychologists on the graduate and post-graduate levels in implementation-dissemination research and community work. She has been with Lurie Children’s for 30 years, where she has served as the Training Director in Psychology. 

Dr. Gouze has published in the areas of development psychopathology, family therapy and training, and school based mental health services. In addition to her training and research responsibilities, she provides mental health services for children, adolescents, and families, with a specific focus on preschool mental health, parent training, early childhood trauma, and anxiety and depression. She is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Gouze graduated from the doctoral program in developmental psychology at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and completed an internship in clinical child psychology at Judge Baker Guidance Center, Harvard School of Medicine. She was a faculty member at the University of Delaware prior to joining Lurie Children’s.

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