Kristin Carothers


Areas of Focus: Child General Clinical

Phone: 770-576-2110



  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, DePaul University, 2011
  • M.A., Psychology, DePaul University, 2007.
  • B.S., Psychology, Howard University, 2004.


Dr. Carothers received her Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from DePaul University and her undergraduate degree from Howard University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at the St. John's University Child HELP partnership. Her training and expertise spans a wide variety of evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the Incredible Years parent & child psychosocial intervention, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).

Dr. Carothers has extensive experience providing interventions for teachers, students, and parents in school settings, as well as offering consultation, professional development training, and live coaching to teachers and administrators. She has published research on the effectiveness of mentoring interventions in multiple contexts, and has presented research on stress and coping for urban children and adolescents at professional conferences. Prior to joining the faculty at GSPP, she taught at the undergraduate and master’s levels. Dr. Carothers is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the American Psychological Association’s Division 53–Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Work experience: Part-time Private Practice (2013-present); Postdoctoral Fellow, St. John’s University Child HELP Partnership (2011-2012); Clinical Psychologist, Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital School Based Mental Health Program (2012-2015), Clinical Psychologist, Child Mind Institute, (2015-2018).


  • Child & Adolescent Clinical
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Parent Management Training
  • Clinical Psychology Training and Teaching


  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)
  • American Psychological Association, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychology (Division 53)

Selected Publications

  • Carothers, K., Grant, K.E., Carter, J.S., Taylor, J. & Arizaga, J. (2016). The Costs and Benefits of Active Coping for Adolescents Residing in Urban Poverty. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(7), 1323-1337. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0487-1.
  • Winston, C. E., Wall Rice, D., Bradshaw, B., Lloyd, D., Harris, L., Burford, T., Clodimir, G., Kizzie, K., Carothers, K. and McClair, V. (2004). Race self complexity, science success and narrative theories of personality: How is race represented in the self and identity construction of African American adolescents? In H. Bouchey and C. E. Winston (Eds.), The interplay between self and social process in science and math achievement: New directions in child and adolescent development. New York: Jossey-Bass.

Selected Presentations

  • Carothers, K., Grant, K. E., Smith Carter, J, Taylor, J., Myerson, D., & Arizaga, J. (2012). The costs and benefits of active coping for low income, urban youth. Presentation at the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) biennial conference, Vancouver, BC, March 7-9, 2012.
  • Carothers, K., Myerson, D., Smith Carter, J., Grant, K. E., & Duffy, S. (2010). Specificity of loss and conflict events in the prediction of aggression and depression among low-income urban youth. Manuscript under preparation. Presentation at the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 12-14, 2010.
  • Farahmand, F. & Carothers, K. (2009). Examining the relationship between ruminative coping and depressive symptomatology in a sample of low income, urban youth. Presentation at the Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ABCT) biennial conference, New York, NY, November, 19-22, 2009.
  • Abdul-Adil, J., Carothers, K., Farmer, A.D., Taylor-Crawford, K. (2009). Bridging the gap between evidence based practice and community mental health: Implementing a university based disruptive behaviors protocol at a community based site. Presentation at the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) biennial conference, Montclair State University, New Jersey June, 2009.

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