Julie M. Boydston Ph.D.

Julie M. Boydston, Ph.D.

Julie M. Boydston, Ph.D.

Dr. Boydston received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro after completing her APA-accredited internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Boydston is a Courtesy Professor of Clinical Child Psychology (Department of Applied Behavioral Science) and the Director of the KU Child and Family Services Clinic. Her clinical and administrative expertise lies in the provision of evidence-based interventions and assessment for children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Boydston has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of adolescents who have been incarcerated or who face behavioral problems related to delinquency.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Courtesy Professor,
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Contact Information


Dole Human Development Center
Room 2007
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555



Schroeder, C. S., & Smith-Boydston, J. M. (2017). Assessment and treatment of childhood problems: A clinician’s guide (Third Edition). New York: NY: Guilford Press.

Smith-Boydston, J. M., & Kirk, S. B. (2016). Outpatient clinics. In J. Norcross, G. VandenBos, & D. Freedheim (Editors-in-Chief), L. Campbell, M. Domenech Rodriguez, R. Krishnamurthy, B. Olatunji, & N. Pole (Associate Editors), APA handbook of clinical psychology: Vol. 1. Roots and branches. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Smith-Boydston, J. M., Holtzman, R. J., & Roberts, M. C. (2014). Transportability of MST to community settings: Can a program sustain outcomes without MST Services oversight?Child and Youth Care Forum, doi: 10.1007/s10566-014-9255-0

Smith-Boydston, J. M. & Nelson, T. D. (2008). Adoption of evidence-based treatments in community settings: Obstacles and opportunities. In R.G. Steele, T. D. Elkin, & M.C. Roberts (Eds.), Handbook of evidence-based therapies for children and adolescents: Bridging science and practice (pp. 521-535). New York: Springer.

Smith-Boydston, J. (2005). Providing a range of services to fit the needs of youth in community mental health centers. In R. G. Steele & M. C. Roberts (Eds.), Handbook of mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families (pp. 103-116). New York: Kluwer/Plenum.

Smith-Boydston, J. (2004). Community Mental Health Center: Opportunities for supervising empirically validated treatment protocols. In R. D. Morgan, T. L. Kuther, & C. J. Habben (Eds.), Life after graduate school in psychology: Insider’s advice from ne psychologists (pp. 115-126). New York: Psychology Press.


Boydston, J., & Abel, M. (2018, March). Comprehensive assessment of children and adolescents in a community-based training clinic. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC), Maui, HI.

Armstong, A. & Boydston, J. (2016, May). Impulsivity and driving anger as possible factors of poor driving behaviors. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Glynn, B. & Boydston, J. (2016, March). Possible neglected factors: The relationship between ADHD, impulsivity, and borderline personality disorder traits. Paper session presented at the Great Plains Psychology Convention, Kearney, NE. (Paper won first place in Graduate Student submissions.)

Harris, H. & Boydston, J. (2015, April). Turnt up on religion: The relationship between various aspects of religion and substance use. Poster session presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association Convention, Wichita, KS.

Craft, J., Thorn, S., & Boydston, J. (2009, May). Ask the experts: Best practices for working with expert witnesses. Panel Discussion presented at the Children as Risk: Establishing Best Practices for Working with Children and Families in Trauma. Topeka, KS.

Mann, C. & Boydston, J. (2007, October). Connecting education and mental health: Preliminary lessons from the integrating schools and mental health systems grant. Paper presented at the 12th Annual conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Championsgate, Florida.



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