Judith Silver, PhD

Children's Seashore House of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3550 Market Street
Third Floor; Room 3033B
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4388
 
Phone: 215-590-7723
Email: silverj@email.chop.edu
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Last Updated: December 11, 2013

 

Leadership: Associate LEND Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Technical Assistance
Training Director
Community Support
Pediatric Services
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Chair, Committee on Children in Substitute Care, Pennsylvania Children's Health Coalition
 
Discipline(s): Psychology
Biological Sciences
 
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
No Council Membership
 
Education: Dr. Silver received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and her PhD in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She completed an internship in school psychology at the School Association of Special Education in Du Page County, Illinois, and an internship in clinical child psychology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago.

Vita/Bio

NAME

Judith A. Silver, Ph.D.

POSITION TITLE

Academic: Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics; Hospital: Psychologist

EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

YEAR(s)

FIELD OF STUDY

University of Rochester

B.A. cum laude

1975

Psychology; English

Illinois Institute of Technology

M.S.

1979

Psychology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Ph.D.

1984

Clinical Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HONORS:

2004-pres.     Director, Child Welfare Early Childhood Initiative, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

2001-2004     Faculty, National Academy for Equal Justice for People with Developmental Disabilities, Institute on Disabilities, Temple University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

1999-pres.     Director, Starting Young Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

1999-pres.     Associate Director & Director of Training, LEND Program, Division of Child Development and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1999-pres.     Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

1995-98         Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Psychology), MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

1992-98         Director, Starting Young Program, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1989-95        Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Psychology), Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1987-89        Psychologist/Coordinator, Children's Partial Hospitalization Unit, CATCH CMHC, Philadelphia, PA

1985-87        Unit Psychologist, The Devereux Foundation, Devon, PA

1982-84        Inpatient Coordinator for Behavioral Sciences Department, La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

HONORS:

2005-2006     Harris Mid-Career Fellow, Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Leadership Development Initiative. Washington, D.C.

ADVISORY COMMITEES:          

2004-present Member, National Advisory Committee on HealthCare Services for Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care, Child Welfare League of America.

2002-2004     Member, Foster Care Mental Health Task Force of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Child Welfare League of America

2002-2004     Chair, 0-5 Assessment, Foster Care Mental Health Task Force of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Child Welfare League of America

PUBLICATIONS:

Forkey, H., Hudson, K., Manz, P. & Silver, J. (2002). After the call: Children and the child welfare system. In A. Giardino & E. Giardino (Eds.), Recognition of child abuse for mandated reporter, 3rd ed. St. Louis: G.W. Medical Publishing, Inc.

Silver, J., Rosado, L., & Forkey, H. (2003). Promoting healthy outcomes for children in substitute care: A guide for judges, court personnel and child welfare professionals in Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Subcommittee on Children in Substitute Care of the Pennsylvania Children's Health Coalition.