Kate Berghuis, PhD

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Kate Berghuis, PhD, is a psychologist with the Behavioral Health Integration Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Doctoral Internship: Pediatric Psychology Track - Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE


Post-doctoral Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program - Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Children’s Health & Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP)
Safe Space: LGBT 101
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Certification
TIM & SARA: Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Prevention Program

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Child Psychology - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Graduate Degree

PhD in in Counseling Psychology - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
MS in Mental Health Counseling - University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services

Research Interests

Health disparities
Intersectionality of identities on physical and mental health




Kalstabakken, A. W., Desjardins, C. D., Anderson, J. E., Berghuis, K. J., Hillyer, C. K., Seiwert, M. J., Carlson, S. M., Zelazo, P. D., & Masten, A. S. (2021). Executive function measures in early childhood screening: Concurrent and predictive validity. Early Childhood Researcher Quarterly. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2021.05.009


Woo, H., Bang, N. M., Lee, J., & Berghuis, K. J. (2020). A meta-analysis of the counseling literature on technology-assisted distance supervision. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling.


Berghuis, K. J., Pössel, P., & Pittard, C. M. (2019). Perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms: Is the cognitive triad a moderator or mediator? Child and Youth Care Forum, 49, 647–660. doi:10.1007/s10566-019-09537-1


Ertl, M. M., Longo, L. M., Groth Hoover, G., Berghuis, K. J., Prout, J., Hetz, M., & Martin, J. L. (2017). Running on empty: High self-esteem as a risk factor for exercise addiction. Addiction Research & Theory. doi:10.1080/16066359.2017.1347257




McCubbin, L. M., & Berghuis, K. J. (2019). McCubbin family resilience model. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships: An Interdisciplinary Approach.

Awards and Honors

2017, 2018, Travel Grant, Graduate Student Council
2015, Van Slyke and Vanderzee Scholarship, Granted for Academic Achievement

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, Society of Pediatric Psychology, Division 54
2018-present, Society for Health Psychology, Division 38
2017-present, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
2017-present, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53
2016-present, Society of Counseling Psychology Member, Division 17
 - 2016-present, Child and Adolescent Section Member of Division 17
2016-present, Society for the Psychology of Women Member, Division 35
2015-present, American Psychological Association