Cynthia Ewell Foster, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Evidence-based treatments for depression in children and adolescents.
  • Working with parents to treat behavior problems in young children.
  • Psycho-educational assessment (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities) and school-based consultation.
  • Risk factors for depression and suicide in children and adolescents
  • Intervention and prevention of youth depression and suicide.
  • University-community partnerships to increase awareness about children’s mental health needs, decrease stigma about mental health and its treatment, and increase mental health service utilization.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Clinical Internship: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Psychology, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Child and Family Subspecialty; Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • B.A. (Psychology; Conferred with High Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Published Articles or Reviews