Tarah Kuhn, PhD
Dr. Tarah Kuhn is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been a member of the faculty since 2005. Areas of expertise include juvenile justice, trauma and attachment. She serves as the Clinical Director for the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) providing ongoing consultation, training and dissemination of best practice. The COE is part of a statewide network funded to enhance the quality of services provided to children in or at risk of entering the Tennessee child welfare or juvenile justice systems. Dr. Kuhn’s background includes clinical work with children and families with histories of complex trauma. An additional focus has been on multi-systemic collaboration to improve services and advocate for the clinical needs of children and families. She has published and presented nationally on issues related to child and adolescent sexual development, management of sexual behavior problems and treatment for youth with disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Kuhn co-teaches the Family Therapy Seminar for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program and provides ongoing clinical training and supervision for doctoral and master's level psychology students.