Selected Publications


Adolescent Sexual Offending/Abuse


Kolko, D. J., Noel, C., Thomas, G., Linderman, E. (2004). Cognitive-behavioral treatment for adolescent sexual offenders and their families: Individual and family applications in a collaborative outpatient program. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 13, 157-192.

Behavior Problems


Kolko, D.J., Iselin, A.M., & Gully, K.J. (2011). Evaluation of the sustainability and clinical outcome of Alternatives for Families: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) in a child protection center. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35, 105-163 . doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2010.09.004

Kolko, D. J., Kolko, R. P.  (2009). Psychological impact and treatment of child physical abuse. In Carole Jenny (ed.), Child abuse and neglect: Diagnosis, treatment and evidence.  Philadelphia: Saunder/Elsevier, Inc

Kolko, D. J., Swenson, C. C.  (2002). Assessing and treating physically abused children and their families: A cognitive-behavioral approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Dorn, L.D., Kolko, D.J., Susman, E. J., Huang, B., Stein, H., Music, E., Bukstein, O. G. (2008). Salivary Gonadal and Adrenal Hormone Differences in Boys and Girls With and Without Disruptive Behavior Disorders:  Contextual Variants. Biological Psychology, 81, 31-39.

Kolko, D. J., Dorn, L. D., Bukstein, O. G., Pardini, D., Holden, E. A., Hart, J. D. (2009). Community vs. clinic-based modular treatment of children with early-onset ODD or CD: A clinical trial with three-year follow-up. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 591-609.

Kolko, D. J., Dorn, L. D., Bukstein, O. G., & Burke, J.D.  (2008). Clinically referred ODD
children with or without CD and healthy controls:  Comparisons across contextual domains. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 17, 714-734.


Kolko, D. J., Campo, J. V., Kelleher, K. Cheng, Y. (2010). Improving access to care and clinical outcome for pediatric behavioral problems: A randomized trial of a nurse-administered intervention in primary care. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 31, 393-404. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181dff307

Kolko, D. J. (2009). Options for the delivery of mental health services. In McInerny, T. K., Adam, H. M., Campbell, D.E., Kamat, D. M., Kelleher, K. J. (Eds.), American academy of pediatrics textbook of pediatric care(1st Ed).  Elk Grove Village: IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Child Physical Abuse/Family Confict

Silverman, W.K., Ortiz, C.D., Viswesvaran, C., Burns, B. J., Kolko, D. J., Putnam, F. W., Amaya-Jackson, L.  (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37(1), 156-183.

Kolko, D. J., Cohen, J.A., Mannarino, A.P., Baumann, B.L., Knudsen, K. (2009). Community treatment of sexually traumatized children: A survey of practitioners in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Cohen, J. A. Kolko, D. J. (2009). Transforming trauma: Recognizing and responding to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in children and adolescents. In McInerny, T. K., Adam, H. M., Campbell, D.E., Kamat, D. M., Kelleher, K. J. (Eds.), American academy of pediatrics textbook of pediatric care(1st Ed). Elk Grove Village: IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Kolko, D. J., Hurlburt, M., Zhang, J., Barth, R., Leslie, L., Burns, B. J. (in press). Posttraumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents receiving child welfare services: A national sample of in-home and out-of-home care. Child Maltreatment.

Kolko, D. J., Campo, J.V., Kelleher, K., Cheng, Y. (accepted with revisions).  On-site, nurse-administered behavioral intervention for the treatment of behavior problems in pediatric primary care:  A clinical trial.



Kolko, D. J. (Ed.) (2002). Handbook on firesetting in children and youth. New York:  Kluwer/Academic Press. Kolko, D. J., Herschell, A. D., Scharf, D.M. (2006). Education and treatment for children who set fires: Specificity, moderators, and predictors of recidivism. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 14 (4), 227-239.

Kolko, D. J., Scharf, D.M., Herschell, A. D., Wilcox, D., Okulitch, J., Pinsonnealt, I. (2008). A Survey of Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Programs in North America:  Overall Description and Comparison of Independent vs. Coalition-based Programs. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 26 (4), 41-66.