Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Sonja K. Schoenwald, Ph.D.
Family Services Research Center
Dr. Schoenwald received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Duke University. She joined the Family Services Research Center (FSRC) in the Department of Psychiatry at MUSC in 1993, and was Associate Director of the FSRC from 1994 – 2004. Dr. Schoenwald took the leadership role in developing the clinical training and consultation protocols used to transport Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to usual care settings and in the development of research to investigate the transportability and dissemination of MST and other empirically supported mental health practices for children and families. She is Principal Investigator of NIMH and NIDA funded research on MST transportability and implementation, Co-Director of the Methods Core of an NIMH-funded Developing Center on Intervention and Services Research at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Investigator in the NIMH-funded Advanced Center ro Improve Pediatric Health Care at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center in San Diego, and Investigator on foundation (Annie E. Casey and John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation) funded research on the transport, implementation, and dissemination of effective treatments for youth and families.
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Children's Services Research, Family-Based Treatment Research, Implementation Research