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Dr. Chad Ebesutani obtained his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 2011 and his Bachelors degree in Psychology at Brown University in 2003. He also received clinical training in a variety of settings, including the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy at the University of Hawaii, UCLA-affiliated clinics in the Los Angeles area, and the University of Mississippi VA Medical Center from 2005-2011. 


Dr. Ebesutani is currently a Psychology Professor in Seoul at Duksung Women's University. His research focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment services for school-based and clinical settings, and he also serves on the Editorial Board for various journals including the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 


Manuscripts In Press


57. Ebesutani, C. K., Korathu-Larson, P., Nakamura, B., Higa-McMillan, C. K. & Chorpita, B.F. (in press). The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale 25 - parent version: Scale development and validation in a school-based and clinical sample. Assessment. (SSCI)


56. Olatunji, B., Ebesutani, C. K., & Abramowitz, J. (in press). Examination of a Bifactor Model of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptom Dimensions. Assessment. (SSCI)


55. Park, H., & Ebesutani, C. K. (corresponding author), Chung. K., & Stanick, C. (in press). Cross-cultural validation of the Modified Attitudes Practices Scale:  Initial factor analysis and a new factor model. Assessment. (SSCI)


54. Ritchwood, T., Ebesutani, C. K. (corresponding author), Chin, E., & Young, J. (in press). The Loneliness Questionnaire: Measurement Invariance across African American and Caucasian Youth. Assessment. (SSCI)


53. Stewart, R., Ebesutani, C. K. (corresponding author), Drescher, C., & Young, J. (in press). The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: An investigation of its psychometric properties. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (SSCI)


52. Viana, A. G., Stevens, E. N., Dixon, L. J., & Ebesutani, C. K. (in press). Parental Emotion Socialization Strategies and their Interaction with Child Interpretation Biases among Children with Anxiety Disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research. (SSCI)





51. Cox, R., Ebesutani, C. K., Olatunji, B. (2016, February). Linking poor sleep quality and maladaptive repetitive thoughts: The mediating role of executive functioning. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40, 107-117. (SSCI)


50. Ebesutani, C. K., Helmi, K., Fierstein, M., Taghizadeh, M., & Chorpita, B. (2016, March). A Pilot Study of Modular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Hypnotherapy for Treating Anxiety in Iranian Girls. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 9(1), 13-37. (SSCI)


49. Hofmann, S. G., Doan, S. N., Sprung, M., Wilson, A., Ebesutani, C. K., Andrews, L. A., ... & Harris, P. L. (2016, May). Training children’s theory-of-mind: A meta-analysis of controlled studies. Cognition, 150, 200-212. (SSCI)

48. Ebesutani, C. K., Helmi, K., Fierstein, M., Taghizadeh, M., & Chorpita, B. (2016). A PilotStudy of Modular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-BehavioralHypnotherapy for Treating Anxiety in Iranian Girls. International Journal of CognitiveTherapy, 9, 1-25. (SSCI)





47. Ahn, C., & Ebesutani, C. K. (2015, September). Emotional and Behavioral ProfileAssessment for Korean Middle School Students.

Psychology in the Schools, 52(8), 756-772. (SSCI)


46. Bernstein, A., Chorpita, B., Daleiden, E., Ebesutani, C. K., & Rosenblatt, A. (2015,December). Building an Evidence-Informed Service Array: Considering Evidence BasedPrograms as well as their Practice Elements. Journal of Consulting and ClinicalPsychology, 83(6), 1085-1096. (SSCI)


45. Bernstein, A., Chorpita, B., Rosenblatt, A., Becker, K., Daleiden, E., & Ebesutani, C. K. (2015, January). Fit of Evidence-Based Treatment Components to Youths Served byWraparound Process: A Relevance Mapping Analysis. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44(1), 44-57. (SSCI)


44. Ebesutani, C. K., Fierstein, M., Viana, A. G., Trent, L., Sprung, M., & Young, J. (2015,March). The role of loneliness in the relationship between anxiety and depression inclinical and school-based youth. Psychology in the Schools, 52(3), 223-234. (SSCI)


43. Ebesutani, C. K., Tottenham, N., & Chorpita, B. (2015, December). The Revised ChildAnxiety and Depression Scale - Parent Version: Extended applicability and validity foruse with younger youth and children with histories of early-life caregiver neglect. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(4), 705-718. (SSCI)


42. Olatunji, B. O., Cox, R., Ebesutani, C. K., & Wall, D. (2015, June). Self-harm history predicts resistance to inpatient treatment of body shape aversion in women with eatingdisorders: The role of negative affect. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 65, 37-46. (SSCI)


41. Olatunji, B. O., Ebesutani, C. K., & Kim, E. (2015, March). Examination of a bifactormodel of the Three Domains of Disgust Scale: Specificity in relation to obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Psychological Assessment, 27(1), 102-113. (SSCI)


40. Olatunji, B., Ebesutani, C. K., & Reise, S. (2015, April). A Bifactor Model of DisgustProneness: Examination of the Disgust Emotion Scale. Assessment, 22(2) 248-262.(SSCI)


39. Seo, W., Ebesutani, C. K., Kim, M., & Lee, T. (2015, December). A Validation Study of theCyberbullying Scale-Korean Version.

The Korean Journal of Health Psychology(한국심리학회지:건강), 20(4), 839-854.


38. Seo, W., Kim, M., Kim, J., Ebesutani, C., & Jo, I. (2015, December). The mediating effectsof self-efficacy in the relationship between loneliness and social media addiction. TheKorean Journal of Woman Psychology (한국심리학회지: 여성), 20(4), 443-458.


37. Sprung, M., Münch, H., Harris, P., Ebesutani, C. K., & Hofmann, S. (2015, September).Children's emotion understanding: A meta-analysis of training studies. Developmental Review. (SSCI)


36. Viar-Paxton, M., Ebesutani, C.K., Kim, E. H., Ollendick, T., Young, J., & Olatunji, B. O.(2015, September). Development and initial validation of the child disgust scale. Psychological Assessment, 27(3), 1082-1096. (SSCI)





35. Ahn, C. M., Ebesutani, C. K., & Kamphaus, R. W. (2014, July). A Psychometric Analysisand Standardization of the Behavior Assessment System for Children-2, Self-Report ofPersonality, College Version, Among a Korean Sample. Measurement and Evaluation inCounseling and Development, 47(3), 226-244. (SSCI)34. Ahn, C., & Ebesutani, C. K., & Kamphaus, R. (2014, June). A Psychometric Analysis andStandardization of the Behavior Assessment System for Children-2, Self-Report ofPersonality, Child Version Among a Korean Sample. School Psychology Quarterly, 29(2),198-212. (SSCI)


34. Ahn, C., & Ebesutani, C. K., & Kamphaus, R. (2014, June). A Psychometric Analysis andStandardization of the Behavior Assessment System for Children-2, Self-Report ofPersonality, Child Version Among a Korean Sample. School Psychology Quarterly, 29(2),198-212. (SSCI)


33. Ebesutani, C. K., & Choi, S. (2014, March). The Validation of the Korean Version of theKnowledge of Evidence-based Services Questionnaire. Korean Journal of HealthPsychology (한국심리학회지: 건강), 19(1), 119-146.


32. Ebesutani, C. K., Kim, J., & Young, J. (2014, December). The Role of Violence Exposureand Negative Affect in Understanding Child and Adolescent Aggression. ChildPsychiatry and Human Development, 45, 736-745 (SSCI)


31. Ebesutani, C. K., McLeish, A. C., Luberto, C. M., Young, J., & Maack, D. J. (2014,September). A bifactor model of anxiety sensitivity: Analysis of the Anxiety SensitivityIndex-3. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36(3), 452-464. (SSCI)


30. Ebesutani, C. K., & Shin, S. (2014, November). Knowledge, attitudes, and usage ofevidence-based assessment and treatment practices in the Korean mental health system:Current status and future directions. The Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology(한국심리학회지임상

), 33(4), 875-901.


29. Lee, B., Ebesutani, C. K., Kolivoski, K…. & Barth, R. (2014, May). Program and PracticeElements for Placement Prevention: A Review of Interventions and their Effectiveness inPromoting Home-Based Care. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(3), 244-256.(SSCI)


28. Olatunji, B., Ebesutani, C. K., Haidt, J., & Sawchuk, C. N. (2014, July). Specificity ofDisgust Domains in the Prediction of Contamination Anxiety and Avoidance: A Multimodal Examination. Behavior Therapy45(4), 469-481. (SSCI)


27. Takishima-Lacasa, J., Higa-McMillan, C., Ebesutani, C. K., Smith, R., & Chorpita, B.(2014, December). Self-consciousness and anxiety in youth: The revised self-consciousness scales of children. Psychological Assessment, 26(4), 1292-1306. (SSCI)


26. Stewart, R. W., Drescher, C. F., Maack, D. J., Ebesutani, C. K., & Young, J. (2014, August).The development and psychometric investigation of the Cyberbullying Scale. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(12), 2218-2238. (SSCI)





25. Chin, E., Ebesutani, C. K., & Young, J. (2013, June). Application of the Tripartite Model toa Complicated Sample of Residential Youth with Externalizing Problems. ChildPsychiatry & Human Development, 44(3), 469–478. (SSCI)


24. Chung, K., Ebesutani, C. K. (corresponding author), Bang, H., Kim, J., Chorpita, B., Weisz,J., Suh, D., & Byun, H. (2013, June). Cross-cultural differences in parental reportingstyles between Korea and the US: Relationship between parenting stress and youth problem behaviors. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44(3), 460-468. (SSCI)


23. Ebesutani, C. K., & Kim, M. (2013, December). A Review of Music and Art TherapyStudies: A lack of systematic research designs. The Korean Journal of Health Psychology (한국심리학회지건강), 18(4), 589 – 602.


22. Kim, J., Ebesutani, C. K., Young, J., & Olatunji, B. (2013, September). Factor Structure ofthe Disgust Scale - Revised in an Adolescent Sample. Assessment, 20(5), 620-631.(SSCI)


21. Price, M., Higa-McMillan, C., Ebesutani, C. K., Okamura, K., Nakamura, B.,Chorpita, B.,& Weisz, J. (2013, November). Symptom differentiation of anxiety and depression acrossyouth development and clinic-referred/nonreferred samples: An examination ofcompeting factor structures of the Child Behavior Checklist DSM-oriented scales. Development and Psychopathology, 25(4pt1), 1005-1015. (SSCI)


20. Trent, L., Buchanan, E., Ebesutani, C. K., Ale, C., Heiden, L., Hight, T., Damon, J., &Young, J. (2013, April). A measurement invariance examination of the Revised ChildAnxiety and Depression Scale in a Southern sample: Differential item functioning between African-American and Caucasian youth. Assessment, 20(2), 175-187. (SSCI)





19. Ebesutani, C. K., Bernstein, A., Chorpita, B., & Weisz, J. (2012, March). A transportableassessment protocol for prescribing youth psychosocial treatments in "real world"settings: Reducing assessment burden via self-report scales. Psychological Assessment, 24(1), 141–155. (SSCI)


18. Ebesutani, C. K., Drescher, C., Reise, S., Heiden, L., Hight, T., Damon, J., & Young, J.(2012, July). The Loneliness Questionnaire-Short Version: An evaluation of reverse-worded and non-reverse-worded items via item response theory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94(4), 427 - 437. (SSCI)


17. Ebesutani, C. K., Drescher, C., Reise, S., Heiden, L., Hight, T., Damon, J., & Young, J.(2012, March). The importance of modeling method effects: Resolving the (uni)dimensionality of the Loneliness Questionnaire. Journal of Personality Assessment94(2), 186–195. (SSCI)


16. Ebesutani, C. K., Regan, J., Smith, A., Reise, S., Higa-McMillan, C., & Chorpita, B. (2012,June). The 10-item Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for Children, child and parentshortened versions: Application of item response theory for more efficient assessment. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(2), 191-203.(SSCI)


15. Ebesutani, C. K., Reise,  S., Chorpita, B., Ale, C., Regan, J., Young, J., Higa-McMillan, C.,& Weisz, J. (2012, December). The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale - shortversion: Scale reduction via exploratory bifactor modeling of the broad anxiety factor. Psychological Assessment, 24(4), 833-845. (SSCI)


14. Francis, S., Ebesutani, C, & Chorpita, B. (2012, December). Differences in levels offunctional impairment and rates of serious emotional disturbance between youth with internalizing and externalizing disorders when using the CAFAS or GAF to AssessFunctional Impairment.

 Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 20(4 ), 226-240.(SSCI)


13. Kim, J., Ebesutani, C. K., Wall, D., & Olatunji, B. (2012, January). Depression Mediates theRelationship Between Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Eating Disorder Symptomsin an Inpatient Sample. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1(1),62-68.


12. Olatunji, B., Ebesutani, C. K., Sawchuk, C., McKay, D., Lohr, J., & Kleinknecht, R. (2012,September). Development and initial validation of the Medical Fear Survey-ShortVersion. Assessment, 19(3), 318-336. (SSCI)


11. Viana, A., Ebesutani, C. K., Young, J., Tull, M., & Gratz, K. (2012, December). Childhoodexposure to parental threatening behaviors and anxiety symptoms in a sample of youngadults: The mediating role of cognitive biases. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36(6),670 -680. SSCI)





10. Chorpita, B., Daleiden, E., Ebesutani, C. K., Young, J., Becker, K., Nakamura, B., ...Starace, N. (2011, June). Evidence Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents: AnUpdated Review of Indicators of Efficacy and Effectiveness. Clinical Psychology:Science and Practice,

18(2), 154-172. (SSCI)


9. Ebesutani, C. K., Ale, C., Luebbe, A., Viana, A., & Young, J. (2011, September). A PracticalGuide for Implementing Evidence-Based Assessment in a Psychiatric ResidentialTreatment Facility: Translating Theory into Practice. Residential Treatment for Childrenand Youth,

28(3), 211-231.


8. Ebesutani, C. K., Bernstein, A., Martinez, J., Chorpita, B., & Weisz, J. (2011, March). TheYouth Self Report: Applicability and validity across younger and older youths. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40(2), 338-346. (SSCI)


7. Ebesutani, C. K., Chorpita, B., Higa-McMillan, C., Nakamura, B., Regan, J., & Lynch, R.(2011, February). A psychometric analysis of the Revised Child Anxiety and DepressionScale - parent version in a school sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(2),173-185. (SSCI)


6. Ebesutani, C. K., Okamura, K., Higa-McMillan, C., & Chorpita, B. (2011, June). APsychometric analysis of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for Children - ParentVersion in a school sample. Psychological Assessment, 23(2), 406-416. (SSCI)


5. Ebesutani, C. K., Smith, A., Bernstein, A., Chorpita, B., Higa-McMillan, C., & Nakamura, B.(2011, September). A bifactor model of negative affectivity: Fear and distresscomponents among younger and older youth. Psychological Assessment, 23(3), 679-691.(SSCI)



4. Olatunji, B., Ebesutani, C. K., David, B., Fan, Q, & McGrath, P. (2011, October). Disgust proneness and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a clinical sample: Structuraldifferentiation from negative affect. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(7), 932-938.(SSCI)





3. Ebesutani, C. K., Bernstein, A., Nakamura, B., Chorpita, B., Higa-McMillan, C., & Weisz, J.(2010, September). Concurrent validity of the Child Behavior Checklist DSM-orientedscales: Correspondence with DSM diagnoses and comparison to syndrome scales. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32(3), 373-384. (SSCI)


2. Ebesutani, C. K., Bernstein, A., Nakamura, B., Chorpita, B., & Weisz, J. (2010, February). A psychometric analysis of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale - parentversion in a clinical sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38(2), 249-260.(SSCI)





1. Nakamura, B., Ebesutani, C. K., Bernstein, A., & Chorpita, B. (2009, September). APsychometric Analysis of the Child Behavior Checklist DSM-Oriented Scales. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31(3), 178-189. (SSCI)


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