Prominent Psychologist to Lead Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health
As a leading researcher, clinical psychologist Katie McLaughlin has dedicated her career to the prevention and treatment of mental health issues in youth.
Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health
Our undergraduate child behavioral health major is the first of its kind, offering students field-based experiences paired with rich and culturally specific curriculum, equipping them with the skills to improve the behavioral health and wellness of youth. We also offer a graduate coursework sequence for educators looking to expand their field of study.
Applications are Open!
The Ballmer Institute is excited to announce we are now taking applications for our inaugural class of undergraduate students for the child behavioral health degree. This major – the first undergraduate behavioral health degree program of its kind in the US - will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to improve the behavioral health and wellness of youth. Through our program, students will have the opportunity to gain over 700 hours of hands-on clinical practice in community settings.
Interested in applying? Interested students can contact our Academic and Career Advisor Ashton Morin directly to apply to the program.
The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health is creating a workforce solution to meet the challenges that children and youth face today, through evidence-based promotion and prevention practices.
In 2022, the University of Oregon established The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health, a bold new approach to improving the behavioral health and wellness of Oregon’s children. The Portland-based institute is made possible by a lead gift of more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.
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