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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Polly Gipson, Ph.D.

Polly Gipson, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Child and Adolescent


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Specialty, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Clinical Internship: Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Division of Behavioral Health, Wilmington, DE
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Child/Adolescent Specialty, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • M.A., Applied Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • B.A., Psychology, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Clinical Interest:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicide risk assessment/intervention
  • Trauma and grief

Research Interest:

  • Community-based intervention development for underserved youth
  • Suicide risk assessment for children/adolescents

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Director, Child and Adolescent Psychology Training
  • Director, Trauma and Grief Clinic

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Gipson, P.Y., & King, C.A. (2012). Health behavior theories and research: Implications for suicidal individuals’ treatment linkage and adherence. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 209-217.
  • Kaplow, J.B., Gipson, P.Y., Horwitz, A.G., Burch, B.N., & King, C.A. (2014). Emotional suppression mediates the relation between adverse life events and adolescent suicide: Implications for prevention. Prevention Science,15, 177-185.