OUHSC Research

Child Trauma Services Program

Our Child Trauma Services Program (CTSP) research projects focus on the clinical implementation and professional dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for trauma-impacted children and adolescents and their caregivers. TF-CBT is identified as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “best/model practice” and is considered by the child trauma field to be the gold standard treatment for childhood PTSD.

Susan Schmidt, Ph.D.

Natalie Gallo, M.Ed.

Lab Coordinator


Natalie Gallo, M.Ed. is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Candidate at the OUHSC Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. In addition to her role as Lab Coordinator, Natalie serves as both a clinician and Clinical Coordinator for the Child Trauma Services Program. She graduated from the Professional Counseling master’s program at the University of Oklahoma, and completed her practicum serving youth and families through the Child Trauma Services Program. Natalie is trained in providing evidence-based treatment for children who have experienced child abuse and neglect (Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy). Her primary clinical and research interests include assessment and treatment of both youth who have experienced child maltreatment and maltreated youth with co-occurring developmental disorders.