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Kenneth Tarnowski

Phone: (239) 590-7189
Office: Whitaker 203

Dr. Kenneth J. Tarnowski is a former medical school professor of pediatrics and psychiatry who is a Founding Faculty Member and Full Professor of Psychology at FGCU. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is a Diplomat and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Health Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology). He is the author of over 100 scientific publications in the areas of health & behavioral medicine, pediatric psychology, and developmental psychopathology and is the current Editor in Chief of the international peer reviewed journal Child Psychiatry & Human Development as well as Editor of the multidisciplinary pediatric psychology/developmental and behavioral pediatrics journal Children’s Health Care. His scientific contributions have been acknowledged by award of Fellow Status by the Association for Psychological Science and the award of Quintuple Fellow Status by the American Psychological Association [Clinical Psychology, Pediatric Psychology, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Health Psychology, and Child and & Youth Services]. His teaching interests include clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, health psychology, legal and ethical aspects of applied psychology. His clinical interests include pediatric burns, long-term sequelae of pediatric injury, and pediatric forensic psychology (civil, dependency, family, juvenile).

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