Institute of Behavioral Science Room 362
University of Colorado Boulder
483 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0483


IBS Associations

Senior Research Associate, Prevention Science Program

Senior Research Associate, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Director, Center for Resilience + Well-Being

Brief Biography

Dr. Monica Fitzgerald is a licensed clinical psychologist and Senior Research Associate. Her expertise and research focus on the impact of abuse, violence, and trauma on youths’ social, emotional and behavioral adjustment and family functioning; adult-child relationships; and the role of caregivers and adults supporting youth resilience and recovery. She studies adult socialization of children’s emotion management skills and positive parent child emotion focused communication. She has expertise in the implementation and dissemination of evidence based trauma-focused, child/family interventions and is a certified trainer in TF-CBT and AF-CBT. Dr. Fitzgerald is a co-developer of prevention programs for families (Let’s Connect) and schools (RISE: Resilience in Schools & Educators). She directs the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Treatment Services Adaptation Center for Resilience and Well-Being in Schools. Dr. Fitzgerald obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Georgia and completed a clinical internship and NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Child Traumatic Stress studies from the National Crime Victims Research Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.