Patricia A. Graczyk, PhD


University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry (M/C 747)
Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Rm. 155
Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone: (630) 428-6106
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Atkins, M. S., Frazier, S. L., Leathers, S. J., Graczyk, P. A. et al (in press). Teacher key opinion leaders and mental health consultation in urban low-income schools. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Graczyk, P. A., & Connolly, S. D. (2008). Anxiety disorders in childhood. In T. Gullotta (Ed.), Handbook of child behavioral issues: Evidence- based approaches (pp. 215-238). New York: Taylor and Francis, Publishers.

Graczyk, P. A., Domitrovich, C. E., Small, M., & Zins, J. E. (2006). Serving all children: An implementation model framework. School Psychology Review, 35, 266-274.

Graczyk, P. A., Atkins, M. S., Jackson, M. M., Letendre, J. A., Kim, J. Y. S., Baumann, B. L., & McCoy, J. (2005). Urban educators' perceptions of interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A preliminary investigation. Behavioral Disorders, 30, 95-104.

Pavuluri, M. N., Graczyk, P. A., Henry, D. B., Carbray, J. A., Heidenreich, J., & Miklowitz, D. J. (2004). Child and family-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric bipolar disorder: Development and preliminary results. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43 (5), 528-537.

Elias, M. J., Zins, J. E., Graczyk, P. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2003). Implementation, sustainability, and scaling up of social-emotional and academic innovations in public schools. School Psychology Review, 32 (3), 313-319.

Lovejoy, M. C., Graczyk, P. A., O'Hare, E., & Neuman, G. (2000). Maternal depression and parenting behavior: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 20, 561-592.

Graczyk, P. A., Domitrovich, C. E, & Zins, J. E. (2003). Facilitating the implementation of evidence-based prevention and mental health promotion efforts in schools. In M. D. Weist, S. W. Evans, & N. A. Lever (Eds.), Handbook of school mental health: Advancing practice and research, (pp. 301- 318). New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers.

Waas, G. A., & Graczyk, P. A. (2000). Child behaviors leading to peer rejection: A view from the peer group. Child Study Journal, 29, 291-306.

Waas, G. A., & Graczyk, P. A. (1998). Group interventions for the peer-rejected child. In K. C. Stoiber and T. R. Kratochwill (Eds.), Handbook of group intervention for children and families (pp. 141-158). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Patricia A. Graczyk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Dr. Graczyk earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1998 and completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral prevention research fellowship in urban children's mental health in 2001. Her work at UIC allows her to combine her research and clinical interests in anxiety disorders with her desire to continue to work with schools and community agencies in providing quality mental health services to children.

Dr. Graczyk has presented at professional local, national, and international conferences on such topics as pediatric anxiety disorders, Asperger's Disorder, school-based mental health services,  social and emotional learning (SEL), child and adolescent peer relationships, and the role of key opinion leader teachers in promoting the utilization of school-based interventions for children with ADHD. She has written journal articles and book chapters on an array of topics. Dr. Graczyk's most recent research is focused on determining ways to help community-based mental health practitioners (e.g., in schools and community mental health agencies) learn and use evidence-based mental health interventions with the children and families they serve, especially youth with anxiety disorders.

Dr. Graczyk is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. She works as a school psychologist in Indian Prairie School District 204 in Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Graczyk provides diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with a variety of conditions including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and Asperger's disorder. She serves as a consultant to parents and educators and presents inservice professional development activities to school personnel on a variety of topics including bullying prevention, problem-solving, data-based decision making, curriculum-based measurement, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and interventions for students with anxiety disorders, ADHD, and nonverbal learning disabilities.


School-based mental health services for children in urban poverty; models for effective community mental health services; dissemination of evidence-based practices

  • Association for Positive Behavioral Supports
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Illinois School Psychologists' Association (Charter Member)


Training Community Mental Health Professionals in Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents Social Support for Children with Anxiety Disorders


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