Kennedy Krieger Institute
United States of America
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Following his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University, Dr. Hoover received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1992. He then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in child and adolescent psychology at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas. Remaining on the faculty of the Menninger Clinic for 15 years, he served as director of the child psychology department and director of psychology training, as well as team leader in the inpatient adolescent treatment program. He was appointed associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine when the Menninger Clinic moved to Houston, Texas. Before joining Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2011, Dr. Hoover served as psychology supervisor and director of wraparound services for the Delaware State Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health. He continues in part-time private practice in Delaware where he resides. Dr. Hoover is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed in Delaware and Maryland. RESEARCH SUMMARY: Dr. Hoover’s current research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based treatments for childhood sufferers of psychological trauma. He is involved in several ongoing studies of the effects of trauma on children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Hoover is developing an interactive electronic diagnostic tool or “app” for assessing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorders in children with intellectual and developmental disorders.