Mark D. Everson, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment

 

Mark Everson, Ph.D.


E-mail: mark_everson@med.unc.edu

Phone: (919) 966-1760






Education:

B.A., Psychology, Emory University
Ph.D., Child Development, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Psychology, University of California at San Francisco
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Summary Statement:

Dr. Everson directs the Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment (PCTM) within the UNC Department of Psychiatry, an outpatient clinical program specializing in the assessment and treatment of abused, neglected, and psychologically traumatized children and adolescents. PCTM offers clinical and forensic services in the form of brief assessments, extended evaluations, brief and long-term treatment, case reviews, case consultations, and expert witness testimony. In addition, Dr. Everson and his staff offer training workshops to professionals from mental health, social services, law enforcement and law on a range of topics including child forensic interviewing, the assessment of allegations of child physical and sexual abuse, and the treatment of child and adolescent victims of maltreatment.


Representative Publications:

1.    Everson, M.D.: Understanding bizarre, improbable, and fantasy-like elements in children’s accounts of abuse. Child Maltreatment, 2(2), 134-149, 1997.

2.    Everson, M.D. and Boat, B.W.: Anatomical dolls in child sexual abuse assessments: A call for forensically relevant research. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 11, 555-574, 1997.

3.    Everson, M.D. and Boat, B.W.: False allegations of sexual abuse by children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(2), 230-235, 1989.