Professor Sharlene A. Wolchik
Professor of Psychology, REACH Institute and Department of Psychology (Clinical), Arizona State University, USA
I have focused on identifying modifiable individual- and family-level processes that promote positive adaptation to parental divorce or parental death. I have developed empirically-based interventions to prevent the onset and/or exacerbation of problem outcomes for youths who experience these family disruptions. I have conducted randomized trials of these programs that have shown positive short-term and long-term effects for a wide array of outcomes.
I want to see the widespread implementation of effective parenting programs in order to promote the healthy development of children.