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Kathleen Coulborn Faller University of Michigan School of Social Work; Family Assessment Clinic at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, USA

Kathleen Coulborn Faller, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., D.C.S.W., is Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She is also Director of the Family Assessment Clinic, a multidisciplinary team, Principal Investigator of the Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Training Program, Principal Investigator of the Training Program for Child Welfare Supervisors, and Principal Investigator of the Hasbro Early Assessment Project, all at the University of Michigan.


She is author of Social Work with Abused and Neglected Children (The Free Press, 1981), Child Sexual Abuse: An Interdisciplinary Manual for Diagnosis, Case Management, and Treatment (Columbia University Press, 1988), Understanding Child Maltreatment (Sage Publications, 1990), Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention and Treatment Issues (Department of Health and Human Services, 1993), APSAC Study Guide: Evaluating Children Suspected of Having Been Sexually Abused, (Sage Publications, 1996), and Maltreatment in Early Childhood: Tools for Research-based Intervention (Haworth Press, 2000),and approximately 45 research and practice based articles on child abuse and neglect.


She was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children for six years and of its Executive Board for five years and is presently a member of the APSAC Advisory Board and Co-chair of the Guidelines Task Forces.